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Obituaries for 11/10

November 09, 2000

Obituaries for 11/10



Carrie V. Semler

FUNKSTOWN - Carrie Victoria Semler, 88, of West Baltimore Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 3, 1911, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George B. and Nora M. Miller Smith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ted Morningstar; and by her second husband, George Semler.

She worked for Beachley Furniture Co. and E.J. Fennel.

She was a member of Church of Christ in Hagerstown.

She is survived by five sons, Harry G. Morningstar of Waynesboro, Pa., Ted Morningstar and George A. Semler III, both of Hagerstown, Bill Morningstar of Chewsville and David S. Morningstar of Fayetteville, Pa.; a sister, Goldie P. Smith Delauter of Cavetown; two brothers, Gerald M. Smith of Hagerstown and George Norman Smith of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora A. Smith Hartle Barnes and Orpha M. Smith; and five brothers, Stanley S. Smith, Gilbert B. Smith, Morris E. Smith, Lester L. Smith and Ernest J. Smith.

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Graveside services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Smithsburg Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Rexrode will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ, 10014 White Hall Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Claude D. Ritenour Jr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Claude Duvall Ritenour Jr., 73, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late Claude Duvall Ritenour Sr. and Nettie Reed Ritenour.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Dodson Ritenour.

He had been employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways as a state road inspector. He had worked as a mutuals clerk at Charles Town Races; and as a self-employed painting contractor.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church.

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

He is survived by a son, Robert Duvall Ritenour of Charles Town; two grandchildren, Robert Ritenour Jr. and Melissa Ritenour; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Alfinito and Louise Reis.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Funeral Home in Ranson. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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




Frank J. Fries

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Frank J. Fries, 81, of Bunker Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Belle Mead, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Margaret Koppenhohl Fries.

He was a member of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus; Inwood Council 10756; and Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ryan Fries; two daughters, Linda C. Ellis of Glen Allen, Va. and Catherine A. Smoot of Bunker Hill; three sons, John F. Fries of Bunker Hill, Joseph M. Fries of Clearbrook, Va. and Robert E. Fries of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Louise Leffler of Bunker Hill and Amelia Herring of Mount Holly, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Bouma and Caroline Rambo; and a brother, Ernest Fries.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Brian Shoda will be celebrant. Burial prayers will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 93, Inwood, WV 25428; or American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood.




Beatrice L. Fraley

BOONSBORO - Beatrice Lorraine Eaton Fraley, 66, of 112 Park Lane, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 27, 1934, in Breathedsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Otho Eaton and Ida Bussard Brashears.

She retired from Thomas and Sons Awning in Boonsboro, as a seamstress.

She was a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Boonsboro.

She was a member of Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Boonsboro.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Winfred L. Fraley; two daughters, Betty Lou Burker of Sharpsburg and Wanda Lee Rinaman of Boonsboro; a son, Rickey Lee Fraley of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ethel Holmes of Hagerstown and Janice White of Lakeland, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Lorraine Fraley; two sisters, Mary McCoy and Myrtle Byram; and four brothers, Frank Marshall, Luther Marshall, Joseph Marshall and Russell Eaton.

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