Obituaries for 7/15

July 14, 2000

Obituaries for 7/15

Paul W. Rhoads Jr.

MANOKWARI, Irian Jaya, Indonesia - Paul William Rhoads Jr., 54, a missionary serving for 26 years in Manokwari, Irian Jaya and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Manokwari Hospital near his home in Indonesia.

Born Feb. 19, 1946, in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul W. Rhoads Sr. and Elsie Charlotte Risher Rhoads.

He was a 1964 graduate of A.D. Eisenhower High School in Norristown. He received his bachelor of science degree in Library Science from Millersville University in Millersville, Pa.; and his master's degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.


He served as a missionary with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in Manokwari. He was a former library science teacher in Phoenixville, Pa.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having been stationed in Germany as a chaplain's assistant.

While in Greencastle, he attended Otterbein United Brethren Church.

He was a member of Latimore Valley Racing Museum in Williams Grove, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gilliam Rhoads, whom he married March 25, 1972; two daughters, Joy B. Clever of Chambersburg, Pa. and Lucinda R. Rhoads of Fairfield, Pa.; a son, Timothy I. Rhoads of Fairfield; a brother, Donald E. Rhoads Sr. of North Augusta, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St. in Greencastle. The Rev. David Rawley will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery in Kauffman, Pa.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to The Evangelical Alliance Mission, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60187-0969.

Susan M. Williams

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Susan Marie Williams, 51, of Maryville, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at State Route 21 Rippon-Myerstown Road in Jefferson County, W.Va.

Born Aug. 23, 1948, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Priscilla M. Peters Taylor of Charles Town, W.Va. and the late Thomas W. Taylor.

She was a graduate of Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Va.; and attended North Virginia Community College.

She was formerly employed as an assistant to the curator at the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

She was a Catholic.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Smith of Charles Town; and two nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 4, at noon at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Ottolie V. Deener

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Ottolie Virginia Deener, 89, of 1415 Weverton Road, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 28, 1910, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John and Lula Mae Seeler Kitzmiller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Grim Deener, in 1979.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

She was a former member of Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three daughters, Geraldine Morris of Arizona, Juanita Smith of Boonsboro and Dolores Rickerds, with whom she lived; four sons, Kenneth Deener of Brownsville, Franklin Deener and Eugene Deener, both of Knoxville and Robert Deener of Boonsboro; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Deener; and a granddaughter, Vickie McCauley.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

It was her request that there be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Elinor J. Jones

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Elinor J. Jones, 78, of 5300 Lincoln Way East, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Maude Diffenderfer McCurdy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Jones, in 1984.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She retired from the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg. She also had been employed by the former Swift and Co. in Chambersburg.

She attended Church of the Brethren in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Women of the Moose 1128 of Chambersburg.

She is survived by a son, Robert E. Stumbaugh of Chambersburg; a stepson, Larry Jones of Casselberry, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a twin brother.

Service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald L. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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