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September 09, 2000

Obituaries for 9/10



Martha J. Bachtell

SMITHSBURG - Martha J. Bachtell, 69, of Smithsburg, who died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Keeler and Alice Yetter.




Adele F. Miller McElwee

Adele Forrest Miller McElwee, 86, of 13303 Glendale Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Summit Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mayme Tippett Forrest.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark K. Miller, and her second husband, Joseph H. McElwee.

She was a graduate of Summit Hill High School and Penn State University.

She worked for the University of Maryland Cooperate Extension Service for 25 years as a home economist in Frederick and Washington counties.

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She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Panther Valley in Summit Hill and an associate member of Hagerstown Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Hagerstown BPW, Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, Washington County Home Economists Association of Maryland and National Home Economists Association.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Darcy Funkhouser of Hagerstown; a stepson, Randy McElwee of Hagerstown; three step-grandchildren; a niece; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Irvin Forrest and Kenneth Forrest.

Services will be Tuesday at noon at First Presbyterian Church of Panther Valley in Summit Hill. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery in Summit Hill.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Thomas Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St. in Summit Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Panther Valley, West White Street, Summit Hill, PA 18250.




Margaret V. Yost

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Margaret Virginia Yost, 84, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the home of her daughter.

Born Sept. 2, 1916, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel Shepherd Custer and Mary Elizabeth Cook Custer.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul W. Johnson, and her second husband, Ralph L. Yost.

She was a 1936 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She retired from Corning Glass Works.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church on High Street.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet L. Hott of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Olea Brannon, Mary Rauch, Myrtle Wisecarver and Elsie Custer, and three brothers, Lloyd Shepherd, John Mitchell and Nelson Scott Custer.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Malcolm L. Cadd will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg.




Sharee Nickelson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sharee Nickelson, 51, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.

Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of W.C. Douglas of Camden and the late Mary Long.

She retired from AB&C in Ranson, W.Va., as a data entry operator.

In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters, Richelle Bennaugh of Washington, D.C., and Sharitta Boone of Martinsburg; a son, Marcus Bradley of Martinsburg; three brothers, Luther Long, Mitchell Long and Anthony Long, all of Camden; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alicia Williams, and a brother, Levitis Long.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Destiny Baptist Church. The Rev. Patrick J. Walker will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Jane K. Sirbaugh

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jane K. Sirbaugh of Martinsburg died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.

Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Kohler Keyton and Mary Pearl Fritts Keyton Gregory.

She is survived by a sister, Hilda K. Brown of Martinsburg, with whom she lived, and two nieces.

Service and burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 3015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Berkeley County Humane Society, 1531 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Violet O. Dinkle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Violet O. Dinkle, 72, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born in Augusta, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Eva See.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Guice.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Eagle Chapel Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Kelly Arvin of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Diane Scott of Fredericksburg, Va.; three sons, Gary Dinkle of Fredericksburg, David Dinkle of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Steven Dinkle of Hagerstown; a sister, Jean Rose of Woodbridge, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne A. Dinkle; two sisters, Silvia Simmons and Goldie See; and a brother, Robert See.

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