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October 21, 2000

Obituaries for 10/22






Esther R. Christman

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Esther R. Wagaman Christman, 83, of 313 S. Main St., died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 12, 1917, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel Ruth Baker Wagaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Christman, in 1981. They were married in March 1938.

She was a 1935 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was a sewing machine operator for Stanley Co. in Chambersburg for 20 years. In the 1970s, she operated Christman's Ceramic Shop in Mont Alto.

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She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Dunphy of Canton, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Shetler and Eva Sweeney, both Mont Alto; a brother, Glenn Wagaman of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Christman, and three brothers, John Wagaman, Mark Wagaman and Floyd Wagaman.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.




Martha D. Carbaugh

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Martha D. Reed Carbaugh, 69, of 30 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her home.

Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Simmon and Dorcas Victoria Nunemaker Reed.

She attended Mont Alto Schools.

She was a press operator for Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa., for 44 years, retiring in 1990.

She was a member of Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church in Five Forks, Pa., and a former member of Wayside Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of South Chapter AARP 2977 of Waynesboro and National AARP.

She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Preston E. Carbaugh; a daughter, Sherry Bonn of Roanoke, Va.; a son, Marvin Carbaugh of Waynesboro; four sisters, Charlotte Mong of Smithsburg, and Gladys Staley, Pauline Ford and Irene Kendall, all of Waynesboro; a brother, Levi Reed of Shippensburg, Pa.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Mong; two brothers, Ken Reed and Ed Reed; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Odell Stone and Pastor Ray Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




George B. Heefner Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - George B. Heefner Jr., 74, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 6810 Iron Bridge Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 16, 1926, in Mont Alto, Pa., he was the son of the late George B. Heefner Sr. and Lottie G. Gossert Heefner.

He was a 1944 graduate of Quincy High School. He attended Waynesboro Business College.

He was the deputy clerk of courts for 25 years at the Franklin County Courthouse, retiring in 1988. Earlier, he did clerical work for 16 years at the Pennsylvania Forestry and Waters, now the Mont Alto Penn State Campus.

He was a member of Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte R. Mong Heefner, whom he married Sept. 15, 1962; two daughters, Karen A. McQuait of Greencastle, Pa., and Brenda D. Heefner of Waynesboro; a son, David B. Heefner of Saxton, Pa.; a stepson, Robert C. Mong of Waynesboro; three sisters, Maude Hoover of Mont Alto, Dorothy Alexander of Fayetteville, Pa., and Mary R. Meikrantz of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, S. Emma Heefner.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Pastor John D. Fickett will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Quincy, Pa.

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

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




Cloma G. Baker

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Cloma G. Brown Baker, 75, of 12216 Loop Road, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 12, 1924, in Robertsdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Sara Jane Horton Brown.

She was a 1934 graduate of Robertsdale High School.

She worked for more than 29 years at South Mountain Restoration Center as a nurses' assistant. She retired in 1984.

She was a member of New Baltimore Church of God in South Mountain, Pa.

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