Obituaries for 11/3

November 02, 2000

Obituaries for 11/3

James E. Kenney

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - James Edgar Kenney, 66, of Fort Ashby, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Memorial Hospital.

Born April 13, 1934, in Fort Ashby, he was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Wilda Maryland Zimmers Kenney.

He was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School and Shepherd College.

He worked for Safeway grocery store in Hagerstown as a produce manager. He then worked for Almeda Construction. He worked at Country Roads, his family's restaurant in Fort Ashby.


He served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by twin daughters, Tanya Churchey and Kendra Dawson, both of Hagerstown; a son, Sean Kenney of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Kay Meadows and Mary Lou Wagoner, both of Fort Ashby, and Deanna L. Brandt of Ridgeley, W.Va.; two brothers, Dean Kenney of Yemassee, S.C. and Douglas Kenney of Fort Ashby; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28 in Fort Ashby. Pastor Philip Dayton will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery, with military honors by the local combined veterans honor guard.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frank L. Minnich

Frank Luther Minnich, 86, of 411 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, is survived by a granddaughter, S. Annette Hendricks of Knoxville, Tenn.

Ida M. Shew

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ida Mae Shew, 98, of Shook Home, and formerly of 461 Lincoln Way West, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 5, 1902, in Hamilton Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Crider Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Frank Shew, in 1987.

She had been employed by Stanley Co.; HJ Heinz Co., and Knouse Foods, all in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in St. Thomas, Pa.

She is survived by five granddaughters, Sherry Barnes and Connie McNair, both of Fayetteville, Pa., Saundra Fix of Waynesboro, Pa. and Cathy Rice and Shirley Runyon, both of Chambersburg; six grandsons, Larry Shew and Marvin Shew, both of Greencastle, Pa., Melvin Shew and Randy Shew, both of Chambersburg, Donald Shew of Fort Loudon, Pa. and David Shew of Fayetteville; 20 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, John Merle Shew, Melvin L. Shew and Frank Shew Jr.; sisters and brothers.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert Dean Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 7169 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, PA 17252; or Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Richard F. McGrory

Richard F. McGrory, 70, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Nov. 5, 1929, in New Castle, Del., he was the son of the late Richard Francis McGrory Sr. and Alice Cecelia Fahey McGrory.

He was a partner in the law firm of McGrory and Schaefer Attorneys at Law.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

He was a member and past president of Washington County Bar Association; a member of American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; director emeritus of the Board of Montgomery Mutual Insurance Co.; board of directors of Rose Hill Cemetery; past president and member of St. Maria Goretti School Board; a member of Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI; past director, attorney and member of Washington County Public Schools Foundation; a member ofMorris Frock Post 42 American Legion; and Hagerstown Lodge 378 BPO Elks.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eve J. McGrory; two daughters, Lynne Monroe of Virginia Beach, Va. and Sheila McGrory-Klyza of Bristol, Vt.; a sister, Patricia Page of Wilmington, Del.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael J. Jendrek will be celebrant.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Attention: Dr. Andrew Klein, 600 N. Wolfe St., Harvey 611, Baltimore, MD 21287.

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