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Obituaries for 9/1

August 31, 2000

Obituaries for 9/1



Sara J. Kirby

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sara Jane Shindledecker Kirby, 62, of 12135 Forest Hill Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Tomstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James L. and Sara M. Mentzer Shindledecker.

She was a 1956 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was a fire clerk in the Engineering Department at Teledyne Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro for 31 years. She helped with her husband's business, Kirby's Hardware in Rouzerville, Pa.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren Church in Tomstown. She attended Faith United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, where she played the piano for the Sunday school, and was a member of the Married Couples Sunday School Class.

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She was a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Kirby, whom she married Dec. 8, 1962; one daughter, Debra Louise Sprankle of Hagerstown; two sons, William Douglas Kirby of Hagerstown, Dennis Lee Kirby of Texas; three sisters, Margaret M. Blackburn, Hilda A. Shindledecker and Mary E. Mock, all of Waynesboro; three brothers, James C. Shindledecker of Fort Loudon, Pa., Joseph F. Shindledecker of Waynesboro, and John R. Shindledecker of Zullinger, Pa.; five stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Edward Shindledecker; and a half-brother, William Mentzer.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. The Revs. Lynn D. Trutt and John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery in Quincy, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, Air Conditioning Fund, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Clare E. Beitz

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Clare E. Beitz, 67, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 24, 1933, in Caro, Mich., he was the son of the late Clayton and Lucille Abke Beitz.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose; Berkeley Post 14 American Legion; Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; Martinsburg Eagles Club Post 4179; and AMVETS.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Cox Beitz; a son, Timmy L. Beitz of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Linda Lewis of San Antonio; a stepson, Marlin E. Bowen of Dickerson, Md.; a brother, Leroy Beitz of Rose Island, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery, with military services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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




Calbeb F. Burns Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Caleb Frasier Burns Sr., 79, of Charles Town, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at his home.

Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late John Locke Burns Sr. and Mary Huyett Burns.

He was a graduate of Charles Town High School; and attended West Virginia University.

He was a farmer in Jefferson County, W.Va.

He was a member of Beaulah Chapel; and Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Charles Town; and South Jefferson Ruritan Club.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mason Burns; two daughters, Betty Lou Clegg of Winchester, Va. and Martha Ellen Burns of Charles Town; three sons, Caleb Frasier Burns Jr., James Locke Burns and Jonathan Edward Burns, all of Charles Town; a sister, Eleanor Burns Puster of Charles Town; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Locke Burns Jr. and William Huyett Burns.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. William Everhart will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Beaulah Chapel, c/o C.F. Burns Jr., Route 2 Box 139, Charles Town, WV 25414; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Luther R. Wilson

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Luther R. Wilson, 88, of Charles Town, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 4, 1912, in Middleburg, Va., he was the son of the late Luther R. and Maria Jones Wilson.

He was a horse trainer at Charles Town Races.

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

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by a daughter, Virginia Olgetree of Las Vegas; three sons, Will R. Wilson of Chicago, Luther R. Wilson of Tampa, Fla. and J. C. Wilson of Ranson, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.




Charles H. Brown

HOUSTON - Charles Harvey Brown, 79, of Tarrytowne Estates, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at his home.

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