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Obituaries for 8/18

August 17, 2000

Obituaries for 8/18



Theresa H. Birx

LINTHICUM, Md. - Theresa H. Birx, 81, of 806 Camp Meade Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Birx.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Connie Leach of Hagerstown and Linda Wienecke of Fallston, Md.; four grandchildren, Brian Leach of Huntington Beach, Calif., Heather Crabtree of Hamilton, Va., Jessica Wienecke and Edward Wienecke, both of Fallston.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, both of South Bend, Ind.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Glen Burnie, Md. The Rev. Msgr. Edward W. Manalis will be celebrant.

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The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Singleton Funeral Home, Crain Highway, Glen Burnie.




Elizabeth B. Peters

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth B. Peters, 85, of Menno Haven, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Menno Haven.

Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Nora Fogelsonger Connor.

She was a 1932 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was retired from Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of Menno Haven Christian Fellowship, Chambersburg.

She is survived by two sons, Chet Peters of Hanover, Pa., and Norman Peters of Cherry Hill, N.J.; four granddaughters, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Private graveside services will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. Chaplain Samuel Troyer will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




James Hope

James Hope, 79, of Ravenwood Nursing Home, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, was the son of the late Vernon and Blanche Pearce Hope.




Ellsworth L. Wiles

SMITHSBURG - Ellsworth Leon Wiles, 78, of 22919 Cavetown Church Road, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born May 28, 1922, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer S. and Mary Flook Wiles.

He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.

He was a member of Valley Memorial Post 9, AMVETS, Middletown; American Legion Post 276, Sharpsburg; and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 371, Jefferson Patriotic Club and VFW Post 3285, all of Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Brashears Wiles; a daughter, Mary E. Babington of Keedysville; five sons, Ellsworth L. Wiles Jr., and Donald W. Wiles, both of Middletown, Gary L. Wiles of Frederick, Larry E. Wiles and Elmer E. Wiles, both of Smithsburg; five sisters, Margaretta Stine of Hagerstown, Bernadetta Brandenburg of Middletown, Patsy Love of Myersville, Md., Mary Helen Fouche of Adamstown, Md., and Ruth Chipley of Frederick; two brothers, Dick Wiles of Thurmont, Md., and Kenneth Wiles of Jefferson, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. William M. Bucher will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, which will be open from noon; and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Funds, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, MD 21769.




John W. Griffith

John William Griffith, 69, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Thurmont, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 28, 1931, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John W. Sr. and Louise E. Robertson Griffith.

He had been employed as an electronics salesman in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Md.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an air policeman.

He was a former member of Apples United Church of Christ in Thurmont.

He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie L. Travis of Westminster, Md. and Teresa D. Griffith of Killington, Vt.; a sister, Eleanor L. Rickard of Thurmont; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St. in Thurmont. The Rev. Don T. Hammond will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.




Emma J. Harvey

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Emma Jane Harvey, 98, of Shepherdstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Homewood of Williamsport.

Born July 19, 1902, in Weston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Hadden and Minnie Fisher Stalnaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hersey Fisher, Paul Westfall and George Harvey.

She retired from West Virginia Glass Specialty Co. in Weston.

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