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Obituaries for 11/5

November 04, 2000
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He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town, W.Va., where he was a member of Builders Class.

He was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 of Charles Town.

He is survived by a son, Donald L. Ott of Kearneysville, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Henry and O. Catherine Wagner, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; four brothers, Elmer A. Ott and Harry W. Ott, both of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., John P. Ott of Ranson and Richard Ott of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Ott; three brothers, Charles H. Ott, Woodrow W. Ott and Willard B. Ott; and a grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. Drs. Dan Saurino and Richard Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town, WV 25414.




Joan L. Keller

FUNKSTOWN - Joan Lorraine Keller, 62, of 200 E. Chestnut St., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 5, 1937, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Russell W. Keller and Hazel Mae Thomas Keller Eaton.

She was an employee of Maryland Ribbon Co. for 23 years.

She was a Lutheran.

She is survived by four sisters, Connie Souders of Keedysville, Margaret Poffenberger of Boonsboro, and Geraldine Keller and Madeline Bikle, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Russell W. Keller of Hagerstown; five nieces; and 11 nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Turner and Catherine Cousins; a brother, Johnny Zepp; and her fianc, Ralph F. Schmidt.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Mark Curran will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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




Tracy E. Stiles

BOONSBORO - Tracy Enoch Stiles, 45, of 18848 Printz Road and formerly of Clearbrook, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his home.

Born July 9, 1955, in Olney, Md., he was the son of the late Robert Yewell and Hazel Virginia Glover Stiles.

He was a 1977 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

He and his wife farmed Shenandoah Jerseys dairy farm near Boonsboro. Formerly, he was in partnership with his brothers at Waverly Farm in Clearbrook.

He was a member of Benevola United Methodist Church.

While in college, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho agriculture fraternity and Virginia Tech Dairy Science Club.

He had been named the William Etgen Young Alumnus from Virginia Tech Dairy Science, and received the W. Ray Murley Virginia Distinguished Dairyman Award from Virginia Dairymen Association, the 1981 Outstanding Young Jersey Dairyman Award from American Jersey Cattle Association, the 1999 Master Breeder for American Jersey Association, the National Distinguished Cattle Breeder Award from the National Dairy Shrine the and Genetic Achievement Award from the Maryland Jersey Cattle Association. He had the fourth-highest Jersey herd in milk production in the United States.

He was a board member of Mid-East Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Washington County Ag Expo and Maryland Jersey Cattle Association. He was a charter member of Maryland Dairy Industry Association, past president of Virginia Jersey Cattle Club and Frederick County Virginia Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janet Shank Stiles; a daughter, Jessica Louise Stiles at home; a son, Robert Tracy Stiles at home; a sister, Debra Stiles Callison of Staunton, Va.; and three brothers, Kenneth Y. Stiles, Charles Michael Stiles and Paul L. Stiles, all of Clearbrook, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Blair W. Stiles.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church. The Rev. Helen S. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro, and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Benevola United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713; American Jersey Cattle Club, Research Foundation, in memory of Tracy Stiles, 6486 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068; or American Cancer Society, Colo-Rectal Research, P.O. Box 79604, Baltimore, MD 21279-0604.

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