Obituaries for 10/7

October 06, 2000

Obituaries for 10/7

Lauretta E. Himes

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Lauretta Elizabeth Himes, 95, of 3004 Bennies Hill Road, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.

Born Dec. 18, 1904, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Washington Sylvester and Mary Catherine Koogle Castle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Clay Himes.

She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Williamson of Middletown; a son, Samuel N. Himes of Knoxville, Md.; a brother, Glenn Castle of Baltimore; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St. in Middletown. Burial will be in Old Brownsville Cemetery in Brownsville.


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

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Deann K. Cordell

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Deann Katherine Louise Cordell, infant daughter of James Allen and Melinda Ellen Sheeley Cordell of 6292 Angle Road, Chambersburg, Pa., was stillborn Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four brothers, Derek Cordell, Devin Cordell and twins brothers Denver Cordell and Denton Cordell, all at home; paternal grandmother, Katherine G. Cordell of Greencastle, Pa.; maternal grandmother Dorothy L. Clare of Greencastle; maternal step-grandfather Robert Clare of Greencastle; maternal grandfather Howard R. Sheeley of Greencastle; maternal step-great-grandfather Jack Cowden of Hershey, Pa.; and aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edward Cordell and maternal step-great-grandmother Jeanne Cowden.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg. The Rev. Roger K. Myers will officiate.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Richard C. Ehlers

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Richard Craig "Rich" Ehlers, 53, of Harpers Ferry, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 22, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Craig Ehlers of Binghamton, N.Y. and the late Astrid Carlsen Ehlers.

He retired from American Totalizator Co. at Charles Town Race Track in Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a Protestant.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Carol "Caroline" Dvone Luce Ehlers; two sons, Robert Ehlers of Ronkonhoma, N.Y., and Douglas Ehlers of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepchildren, Paul Szpora of Long Island, N.Y., and Michelle Johnson of Wildwood, N.J.; a sister, Ina Fucso of Binghamton; a brother, Kenneth Elhers of Binghamton; and two step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

William H. Trotter Jr.

SHARPSBURG - William Hall "Bill" Trotter Jr., 48, of 16223 Woburn Road, died Thursday, Oct. 5, at his home.

Born in New York City, Dec. 7, 1951, he was the son of the late William Hall and Marjorie Stritch Trotter Sr.

He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, with a bachelor's of library science degree. He received his master's degree in computer science and information systems from the University of Maryland. He published two textbooks on computer science.

He was employed as a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, retiring in 1991. He was previously a teacher and department head of computer science at Northern Virginia Community College in Loudoun County. He also taught at the Pentagon.

He attended St. James Brethren Church in St. James.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Yvonne Houser Trotter; two daughters, Kathleen Diane Trotter and Elizabeth Christiana Trotter, both at home; a son, William H. Trotter III, at home; a sister, Kate Hacker of Alexandria, Va.; and a brother, Mitchell Alan Trotter of Fredericksburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bertram Thomas Trotter.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. James Brethren Church in St. James. Graveside services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate.

For the convenience of family and friends, Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, MD 21781; or Grace Academy, 530 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Leona V. Wade

TOWSON, Md. - Leona Virginia Poffenberger Wade, of Towson and formerly of Romney, W.Va., and Jarrettsville, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Dulaney Towson Nursing Home in Towson.

Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Emma Cline Poffenberger.

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