Obituaries for 11/8

November 07, 2000

Obituaries for 11/8

Lawrence W. Burton

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Lawrence Wayland "Onion Man" Burton, 57, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Feb. 23, 1943, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Lawrence Earle and Martha Elizabeth Zimmerman Burton.

He was a 1961 graduate of Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md.

He worked as a carpenter, and owned and operated Burton's Woodworks.

He served as airman 1st class in the U.S. Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1283 in Winchester and the Carpenter's Local Union in Washington, D.C.


He is survived by his wife, Maria Jenette Weber Burton; two daughters, Deborah L. Burton of Annapolis and Lesley Karen Otterbein of Baltimore; one sister, Beverly E. Wilder of Lusby, Md.; his former wife, Betty S. Tabor Burton of Alexandria, Va.; a niece; three nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. William C. Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, with military honors by Tri-State Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Margaret L. Keefer

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret Louise Keefer, 60, of 114 S. Main St., died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 12, 1940, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Joseph and Verda Marie Fortney Wilson.

She had worked at Stanley Company of Chambersburg and Heisey Orchards in Mercersburg.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by her husband, Paul W. Keefer Sr., whom she married June 10, 1957; two daughters, Nancy L. Buterbaugh and Linda V. Deshong, both of Mercersburg; two sons, Paul W. Keefer Jr. of Mercersburg and Richard L. Keefer of Fort Loudon, Pa.; three sisters, Clara Beltz of Orrstown, Pa., Catherine Beltz of South Mountain, Pa., and Marcella Jane Wireman of St. Thomas, Pa.; four brothers, George Wilson of South Mountain, Frank Wilson of Flint, Mich., and J. Sidney Wilson and James Joseph Wilson Jr., both of Chambersburg; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Brethren Cemetery in Welsh Run.

The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 8 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Novello M. Pfeiffer

Novello Margaret Pfeiffer, 82, of 1633 Edgewood Place, Apt. 2, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Richard Ivor and Anne Mary Price James.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenz Adam Pfeiffer, in 1960.

She was employed by Hagerstown Community College from 1964 to 1981.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, participated in Senior Adult Choir, Adult 3 Sunday School, Flower Committee and Vacation Bible School.

She was a member and second vice president of AARP; a member of the retired senior volunteer program at Hagerstown Community College; and a volunteer for Triad of Washington County Wellness Program.

She is survived by a daughter, Novella A. Pfeiffer of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Lorenz R. Pfeiffer of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, T. Edison James of Tampa and Trevor James of Scranton, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Lippincott; and a brother, Richard James.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. Gene Renner will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington Co., 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Wanda L. Easley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wanda Lee Easley, 75, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Ben Wheeler, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Dempsey Aaron and Willie Victoria Mullins Easley.

She received a degree from Arlington College in Texas, with majors in mathematics and English.

She worked at the National Computer Center for 24 years, attaining the highest level of management achieved by any female. After retirement, she worked as a real estate agent. She worked in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist for 10 years, then locally worked as a weather modification consultant to orchardists. She also taught in the public schools.

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