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Obituaries for 10/14

October 13, 2000

Obituaries for 10/14



Walter L. Bowman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Walter L. Bowman, 80, of 14331 Greenview Drive and formerly of 1809 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1920, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Wilber E. and Mary E. Duncan Bowman.

He attended school in Smithsburg.

He was employed as a laborer by Waynesboro Knitting Mill, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of Blue Ridge Sportsman Association of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

He is survived by two sisters, Betty J. Fitz of Waynesboro and Annabelle McCleary of Smithsburg; a brother, Stanley E. Bowman of Hanover, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Emory.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert S. Edmundson will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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The family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Mildred K. Benedict

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mildred K. Koons Benedict, 75, of 5413 Manheim Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late F. Bahner and Nellie Snively Koons.

She was a 1944 graduate of Washington Township High School.

She worked as a machine operator at Freeman's Shoe Factory in Waynesboro. Earlier, she worked as a cook at Twin Kiss Drive-In in Quincy, Pa., and as a nurses' aide at Quincy United Methodist Home.

She was a member of Price's Church of the Brethren in Waynesboro where she was a member of Women's Fellowship, a Sunday School teacher and a volunteer on various committees.

She was a member of Franklin County Farm Women.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, D. Marion Benedict; four daughters, Susan E. Mainwaring of Helena, Mont., Karen I. Benedict of Waynesboro, Barbara A. Hutchins of Hamilton, Mont., and Ruth A. John of Carlisle, Pa.; four sons, Philip L. Benedict of Quincy, Douglas A. Benedict of Modesto, Calif., Michael M. Benedict of Chambersburg, Pa., and Jeffrey D. Benedict of Pulaski, N.Y.; two sisters, Dorothy Blubaugh and Gladys Poff, both of Waynesboro; four brothers, Ralph Koons, Theron Koons and Frank Koons, all of Waynesboro, and Robert Koons of Greencastle, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Moore; a brother, Homer Koons; and two grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Price's Church of the Brethren, 10610 Wayne Highway in Waynesboro. The Revs. C. Willliam Spangler and Donald E. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro.




John E. Bonebrake Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Eugene Miller Bonebrake Sr., 77, of 6899 1/2 Slabtown Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 30, 1922, in Sunbury, Pa., he was the son of the late Blaine G. and Carrie Mae Keckler Bonebrake.

He attended Washington Township High School.

He owned and operated a service garage. Later, he was employed by Obie Jones as a salesperson for 20 years. Then, he worked as a service manager and mechanic for Dean Hebb for 20 years. He retired in 1980.

He served in the Maryland Army National Guard from 1939 to 1941. Later, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Cascade American Legion Post 239, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 of Waynesboro and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Doyle Bonebrake, whom he married June 8, 1942; three daughters, J. Darlene Maloy of Hagerstown, Nancy L. Benshoff of Waynesboro and Karen S. Freeman of Quincy, Pa.; a son, Blaine G. Bonebrake of Mount Airy, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John S. Bonebrake Jr.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Lynn D. Trutt will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, Pa., with military graveside honors conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

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




Ronald L. Thompson

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Ronald Lee Thompson, 52, of 4121 Weston Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born March 6, 1948, in Frederick, he was the son of Norman C. Thompson and the late Mary L. Ahalt Thompson.

He was a graduate of the University of Maryland.

He had been a currency dealer for a number of years. He also worked in the orchard industry.

He was a member of Petersville Luther Chapel.

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