Obituaries for 8/8

August 07, 2000

Obituaries for 8/8

Jule Himelfarb

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jule Himelfarb, 88, of 180 E. Queen St., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born June 29, 1912, in Fredericksburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Blumberg.

She assisted her husband in his medical practice for 47 years until retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Congregation Sons of Israel, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Daughters of Israel; Chambersburg Area Hospital Auxiliary; Franklin County Medical Auxiliary; and Board of Directors of Chambersburg Y.M.C.A. She was one of the original directors involved in the initial building and membership drive for the Chambersburg Y.M.C.A.

She served on the Board of Directors at Shook Home, Chambersburg, for over 25 years. She received an Honorary Degree from Wilson College for reading and recording all the text for a blind student who was attending the college in the late 1950's.


She is survived by her husband, H.M. Himelfarb, M.D., whom she married Dec. 28, 1934, a resident of Menno Haven, Chambersburg; a daughter, Ruth Sember of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Roy Himelfarb of Chambersburg, and Lee Himelfarb of Lyndhurst, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Rabbi Danielle LeShaw and the Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Sons of Israel Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to Congregation Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Lola F. DeWees

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lola Ferguson DeWees, 81, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, 1070 Stouffer Ave., formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in the nursing home.

Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Sabillasville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Amos E. and Rhoda S. Kipe Ferguson.

Her husband, Richard H. DeWees, whom she married July 30, 1940, died May 24, 1973.

She was a 1937 graduate of Thurmont High School and attended Philadelphia School of Nursing.

She was a homemaker most of her life.

She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Ridge Summit, where she served as Sunday school treasurer, taught Sunday school, worked with the Altar Guild, served on the church vestry, was a member of Episcopal Church Women and worked with the youth fellowship group.

She was a member of Blue Ridge Summit Fire Co. Auxiliary, Cascade American Legion Post 239 Auxiliary, National AARP and volunteered with Hotline of Blue Ridge Summit.

She is survived by three daughters, Dona L. Schaller of Blue Ridge Summit, Diana D. DeLauter of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Dixie D. Heller of York, Pa.; one sister, Naomi Harbaugh of Blue Ridge Summit; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ellen DeWees, Helen Cox, Bernice Warren and Mona Mae Staley; one brother, Carlton Ferguson; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 13646 Summit Ave., Blue Ridge Summit. The Rev. Daphne S. Killhour will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery in Cascade.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850-4022.

Orpha L. Wingert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Orpha L. Wingert, 70, of 4340 Edenville Road, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Clyde and Mary Dice Reed.

She was a homemaker for most of her life, but also had worked as a meat processor for Swift Co., a bookkeeper for F&M Bank and a school bus driver for Young Bus Lines.

She was a member of Criders United Brethren in Christ Church, where she was pianist from the age of 11 until a few years ago.

She is survived by her husband, Nelson J. Wingert, whom she married July 14, 1949; two daughters, Donna Houseknecht of Cortland, N.Y., and Sonja A. Morganthal of Willow Springs, N.C.; three sons, Ronny Wingert of St. Thomas, Pa., Jeffrey Wingert of Chambersburg and Nathan O. Wingert of Fort Loudon, Pa.; three sisters, Martha Sollenberger, Mary J. Wingert and Ruth Heffner, all of Chambersburg; four brothers, Harry Reed of Scotland, Pa., Garnet Reed, Abram Reed and John C. Reed, all of Chambersburg; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Reed, Charles Reed and David Reed.

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