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Obituaries for 9/21

September 20, 2000

Obituaries for 9/21



Margaret M. Winters

Margaret M. Winters, 97, of Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, and Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro, who died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, also is survived by a daughter Ravenna L. Kline of Hagerstown.




Helen E. Eyler

Helen Elizabeth Strawsburg Eyler, 92, of 1127 Security Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 30, 1908, in Union Bridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Sammuel Joseph and Mary Clara Whiteleather Strawsburg.

Her husband, Reno Park Eyler, died in 1961.

She was formerly employed by M.P. Moler and Fairchild Aircraft. She retired from Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Viola Mae Ludwig of Lancaster, Pa., Doris Lee Obitts and Vivian LaRue Wetzel, both of Hagerstown, and Linda Priscilla Kline of Smithsburg; one son, Gary Lynn Eyler of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Eyler; two sons, Donald Ren Eyler and Wilbur Ray Bo Eyler; three sisters, and four brothers.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Duane R. Apple

Duane Richard Apple, 46, of 16242 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1953, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Richard J. Apple of Hagerstown and Charlotte Leach Dayhoff of Mercersburg, Pa.

He had been employed as a welder for Miscellaneous Metals in Frederick, Md., for 18 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Niki R. Romsburgh of Williamsport, Kendra L. Apple and Cassie L. Apple, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Tina Cline and Beverly Apple, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; four grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Sterling C. Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.




Thomas R. Koontz Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Thomas R. Koontz Sr., 76, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 21, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late J. Frank and Edna Houck Koontz.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a firefighter.

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

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; DAV Chapter 8; Berkeley Post 14 American Legion; Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose; and Junior Order United American Mechanics Council 35.

He is survived by a daughter, Darlene Miller of Martinsburg; two sons, Thomas R. Koontz Jr. of Bunker Hill, W.Va. and Robert W. Koontz of Martinsburg; a stepdaughter, Maria Palmer of Herndon, Va.; two stepsons, J. Martin Hite of Martinsburg and Tony Hite of Inwood, W.Va.; close friend, Daisy Hite; a sister, Agnes Clark of Inwood; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lottie Ingram and Rebecca Dick; and two brothers, Carl Koontz and Joseph Koontz.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Paul C. Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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




Charles J. Lough

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Charles J. Lough, 52, of Kearneysville, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 25, 1948, in Lewis County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Lough and Eileen Crislip Sentell.

He owned Reynolds Carpet Inc. in Arlington, Va.

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

He was a member of Charles Town Post 3522 VFW; and ABATE of West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Oliver Lough; a daughter, Jacqueline Sowers of Kearneysville; two sons, Charles William Lough and Jon C. Lough, both of Kearneysville; a sister, Jackie Sentell of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Jon Sentell of Laurel; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Richard Godfrey will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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




Luciana M. Kell

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