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Obituaries for 11/9

November 08, 2000

Obituaries for 11/9



Nora M. Neil

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nora M. Neil, 72, of 613 Park Circle, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 22, 1928, in Edenville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd L. and Ruth H. Stoner Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Shearer, in 1980.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Unity Club of Franklin County.

She is survived by four daughters, Lois A. Keefer of Shippensburg, Pa., Susan E. Shearer of Allentown, Pa., Kimberly R. Drummond of Chambersburg and Debra J. Dixon of Fayetteville, Pa.; a son, Michael E. Neil of Chambersburg; three brothers, Charles L. Miller of Sidney, Ohio, Charles A. Zimmermen of Chambersburg and Godfrey Frank Zimmerman of Roxbury, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Alan F. Shearer; a sister, Helen Miller; and a brother, Merle W. Miller.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur E. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Ruth B. Widmeyer

WILLIAMSPORT - Ruth Botsford Widmeyer, 87, of Homewood Retirement Home, and formerly of Hancock, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the home.

She was born in Marion Center, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Widmeyer, in 1982. They were married in 1941.

She was a graduate of nursing school.

She was a homemaker. She had worked as a nurse-anesthetist.

She was a member of Hancock Presbyterian Church; and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of the Eastern Star of Hancock.

She is survived by two children, Diane Widmeyer Rhodes Robertson of Lynchburg, Va. and John Homer Widmeyer of Hagerstown; three brothers, Paul Botsford and Earl Botsford, both of Indiana, Pa., and Alex Botsford of Williamsburg, N.M.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Botsford.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock. The Rev. Mark Sandell will officiate. Burial will be in Hancock Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Ridge Children's Home, Williamsport, MD 21795.




Lenore I. Donahue

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lenore Irene Piesnik Donahue, 82, of Waynesboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 4, 1918, in Patton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Peter and Antonia M. Lipnic Piesnik.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Edward Donahue, in 1957. They were married April 19, 1936.

She was a 1936 graduate of Patton High School.

She was employed by Van Heusen Shirt Factory in Patton; and the State of Pennsylvania Rehabilitation School in Cresson, Pa. She worked at the State School for the Handicapped in Altoona, Pa., for 16 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Patton; and St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of the Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary of Patton; and Saint Elizabeth Fraternity-Secular Franciscan Order.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lee Stouffer of Waynesboro; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna Mattingly, Rose Ryan, Josephine Skotcher and Lucy Caretti; and three brothers, Edwin Piesnik, Frank Piesnik and Rudolph Piesnik.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 907 Sixth Ave. in Patton. The Rev. Joseph Gerg will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Patton.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 1004 Fifth Ave., Patton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 907 Sixth Ave., Patton, PA 16668.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Mildred R. Fockler

Mildred R. Fockler, 93, formerly of 23 Woodside Drive, Hagerstown, died Feb. 6, 1999, in New Market, Md.

Born Nov. 22, 1906, in New Cumberland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Minnie M. Liddington Duke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Fockler, in 1980.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jeanne Towsend and Laura Katherine Baker, both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Cemetery, Western Pike. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate.

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