Obituaries for 10/25

October 24, 2000

Obituaries for 10/25

Magdalena L. Speicher

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Magdalena L. Speicher, 98, formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Sterling House in Greenville.

Born April 6, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Minnie Lawson.

Her husband, J. Arthur Speicher, preceded her in death.

She attended Western Maryland College.

She taught school in Accident, Md. She was also employed by the Washington County Board of Education.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by one son, John Albert Speicher of Greenville; two grandsons, John Arthur Speicher II of Salt Lake City, Utah and Dr. Joel Lee Speicher of Reno, Nev.; and one great-granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Marion Tarbell; and one brother, John Lawson.

Arrangements are by Farmer Funeral Service in Ayden, N.C.

Harry F. Baker Sr.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Harry F. Baker Sr., 70, of 10214 Fort Stouffer Road, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Wardensville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Loman and Rosalie Bane Baker.

He retired in 1979 from Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., after 15 years. He had also worked as a truck driver with Beck Manufacturing in Greencastle.

A veteran of the Maryland National Guard, he served in the 115th Infantry Regiment.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam L. Kuhn Baker, whom he married Feb. 11, 1950; two daughters, Donna J. Heckman and Deborah J. Gracey, both of Greencastle; two sons, Harry F. Baker Jr. and Mickey L. Baker, both of Greencastle; three brothers, Olan Baker of Keyser, W.Va., Phillip Baker of Cleveland, Texas and Thomas Baker of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Private graveside services will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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

Glenna L. Paden

Memorial donations for Glenna Lee Payne Paden, 79, formerly of 240 S. Potomac St., who died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, may be made to Bethel Independent Church, c/o Ruth Fox, Route 3, Box 1310, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Olive A. Sharar

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Olive A. Sharar, 91, of 4810 Guitner Road, who died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, was preceded in death by her stepfather, Willard Over.

Linford Hartle

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Linford "Lin" Hartle, 97, of 38 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home.

Born May 14, 1903, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late Scott Clyde and Elva Pensinger Hartle.

He was a 1919 graduate of Surrey High School in Hagerstown; and a 1923 graduate of Towson Normal School in Townson, Md., with a degree in education.

He retired in 1968 from Landis Tool Co., as personnel manager. In retirement, he worked as a substitute teacher for the Waynesboro School District for 15 years. Earlier, he had worked as the Antrim Township Tax Collector; and opened Hershey Ice Cream Store in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, and served as elder, deacon, treasurer and taught Sunday school.

He was a member of Latco Foreman's Club; member and past president of Waynesboro Lions Club; a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; Middleburg Mason Dixon Historic Society; National AARP; South Chapter 2977 AARP of Waynesboro; Big Buck Hunting Camp; Cowans Gap; and was a past-president of the High School Band Auxiliary.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Emma Peseux Hartle, whom he married Nov. 25, 1928; children, Elva L. Pentz of Waynesboro, Charles L. Hartle of Chambersburg, L. Carroll Hartle of New Carney, Texas, Eleanor A. Barbee of Augusta, Ga., and Ronald L. Hartle of Fort Loudon, Pa.; a sister, Alma Metcalfe of Marathon, Fla.; a brother, Scott C. Hartle of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jessie Edwards, Mary Martin and Edith Ervin; and two brothers, Clarence Hartle and Harold Hartle.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Apostles in Waynesboro. The Revs. Carol A. Kipe and Croft M. Pentz will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Ida H. Byers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Ida H. Hess Byers, 96, of Messiah Village Nursing Care Center, and formerly of 4017 Altenwald Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the nursing center.

Born March 25, 1904, in Pequea Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Rev. John A. and Ada Sue Keen Hess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John A. Byers, in 1961. They were married June 20, 1929.

She attended Harmony Hall School in Pequea Township.

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