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Obituaries for 8/18

August 14, 2000

Obituaries for 8/18



Evelyn G. Bender

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Evelyn G. Bender, 93, a resident of the Shook Home, and formerly of 2100 Lincoln Way East, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Shook Home.

Born Jan. 4, 1907, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Nettie Lane Miller.

She was retired after 20 years from the former People's Drug Store, Chambersburg, as an assistant manager of food service. During World War II, she had been employed at Letterkenny Army Depot.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Detrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Chambersburg, and the Minnequa Social Club, Shippensburg, Pa.

She was survived by a daughter, Bette I. Barnes of Chambersburg; and a granddaughter, Jeanne Minnick of Fayetteville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne West, in 1945.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner and the Rev. Jeffrey L. Roth will officiate. Burial will be private and in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, prior to the services.

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Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Bette I. Barnes Trust Fund to assist in her daughter's medial expenses, in care of F&M Bank, 20 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Mary L. Morrow

Mary Louise Morrow, 67, of 448 Mitchell Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Washington County Hospital.

Born July 24, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Lucille G. Johnson Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. L. Morrow Sr.

She retired in 1990 from the former Gold Bond of Hagerstown.

She attended the Salvation Army Church of Hagerstown.

She was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sisters, Goldie May Jones and Lucille Knode, both of Hagerstown; and 15 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dick Smith and Harry W. Smith.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Major Robert Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles W. Eisenhour

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles W. Eisenhour, 80, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

Born June 30, 1920, in Mt. Wolf, Pa., he was the son of the late Lester A. and Laura G. Miller Eisenhour.

He was a truck driver for Davidson Trucking Co., in York, Pa., retiring after 35 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, during World War II and received the Bronze Star Victory Medal.

He was a member of Salvation Army, volunteering with Lt. John King. He rang the Christmas bells and received the Salvation Army League of Mercy Award in 1990.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, V.F.W. and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Irene A. Snow Eisenhour; a brother, Stewart L. Eisenhour of York; two sisters, Mary Bremen and Ada May Hover, both of York; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Captains Andy and Frances Gilliam will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ida M. Litton

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. - Ida M. Litton, 83, of Big Cove Tannery Road, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 16, 1917, in Big Cove Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Eva Pittman Shives.

Her husband, Homer M. Litton, died Nov. 23, 1983.

She attended Hancock High School.

She was retired after 22 years as a seamstress for Sagner Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa.

She was a member of Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, and a member of the Missionary Society.

She was a member of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and Warfordsburg Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Madeline C. Booth and Shirley A. Swadley, both of Big Cove Tannery; a son, Lester E. Litton of Needmore, Pa.; a sister, Vesta B. Hull of Big Cove Tannery; a brother, Mosser P. Shives of Florence, Ky.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a half-sister, Marie Crouse and a half-brother, John Bard.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery. The Rev. E. Loy Garber will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

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