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Obituaries for 8/25

August 30, 2000

Obituaries for 8/25



A. Jay Forrester

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Jay Forrester, 58, of 4530 Olde Scotland Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Front Royal, Va., the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Born May 12, 1942, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Ruth Sellers Forrester.

He was a 1960 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He owned and operated Forresters Farm Equipment LTD; and Rock Top Farms, both in Chambersburg.

He was a member of American Tractor Pullers Association; Interstate Tractor Pullers Association; Pennsylvania Tractor Pullers Association; and Franklin County Tractor Pullers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara McClure Forrester, whom he married Dec. 27, 1964; two daughters, Linda F. Porter and Lisa F. Stoner, both of Chambersburg; three sons, Curt J. Forrester and Jason J. Forrester, both of Chambersburg, and Cory A. Forrester of Shippensburg, Pa.; three sisters, Doris Bikle, Laura Jean Gunnet and Eleanor Ostrasky, all of Chambersburg; three brothers, Harold S. Forrester, Carl S. Forrester and Gerald K. Forrester, all of Chambersburg; and five grandchildren.

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Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Mervil R. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Billy O. Plumlee

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Billy O. Plumlee, 69, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Veteran's Affair's Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 27, 1931, in Lone Oak, Ky., he was the son of the late Van B. and Avanell Henley Plumlee.

He was a retired iron worker.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Romain of Paducah, Ky., and Karen Clark of Okeechobee, Fla.; a son, Kenny Plumlee of Santa Clarita, Calif.; two brothers, Darwin Plumlee of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Don Plumlee of Ridgeley, W.Va.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Plumlee.

A memorial service will be held at the Veteran's Affair's Medical Center at a later date.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Ethel B. Shields

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ethel B. Shields, 90, of Menno Village, and formerly of South Sixth Street, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Menno Haven.

Born Dec. 31, 1909, in Greene Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Nellie Eyer Bittinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Shields, in 1994.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and Shippensburg State Teachers College.

She taught school at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School for 22 years and at Falling Spring Elementary School for six years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Watt of Rumson, N.J. and Billie Derridinger of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. Chaplain Samuel J. Troyer will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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




Kathryn A. Lang

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kathryn A. Lang, 90, of 2941 Adams Drive, and formerly of Shippensburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Manorcare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born June 6, 1910, in Entrican, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Amelia Pickles Kilbourne.

She retired in 1970 from The Federal-Mogul Corp., Greenville, Mich.

She was a member of Our Lady of The Visitation Catholic Church in Shippensburg and the Council of Catholic Women.

She was a member of Fort Morris Chapter A.A.R.P.; and volunteered for the Michigan Association for the Blind.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia M. Sanders of Chambersburg; a son, Thomas W. Lang of Sylmar, Calif.; a sister, Evelyn Knapp of Lansing, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, James P. Lang; a grandson; three sisters, and five brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of The Visitation Catholic Church. The Revs. Robert A. Yohe and Lawrence Sherdel will be celebrants. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, Pa.

A viewing will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Our Lady of The Visitation Catholic Church, 305 N. Prince St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Arrangements are by Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.




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