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November 10, 2000

Obituaries for 11/11



J. Hoke Ommert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - J. Hoke Ommert, 84, of Penn Hall, formerly of 47 Williamson Ave., Greencastle, Pa., and a 40-year resident of Westminster, Md., died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, where he was a resident for the past three days.

Born Jan. 21, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late David E. and Elizabeth Stouffer Ommert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera M. Crider Ommert, in 1999. They were married July 3, 1937.

He was a graduate of the former Lemasters High School in Lemasters, Pa., and attended the University of Maryland.

He retired in 1979 from the State of Maryland, where he worked in the department of assessment and taxation in the Westminster office.

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He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle and St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Westminster.

He was a charter member of Greencastle Lions Club, a founder and first president of Taneytown, Md., Lions Club and a member of National AARP.

He is survived by a daughter, Cindy L. Trostle of Greencastle; a son, John R. Ommert of Greencastle; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Ommert, and a great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle. The Rev. Donald E. Reese will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Helen M. Wilkes

Helen Marker Wilkes, 90, formerly of 1012 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hattie L. Hebb Marker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Kemp Wilkes, in 1984.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed as secretary, bookkeeper and office manager at L.H. Miner Inc., retiring in 1974. During retirement, she worked part-time at D.S. Morningstar Inc.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher; past president of Western District Luther League; and a member of Fisher Bible Class, Lutheran Church Women, Church Women United, and Sunday School Bowling League.

She was a former den mother of the Cub Scouts; a past president of Salem Avenue School PTA, Washington School PTA and Washington County Council of PTAs; an honorary member of Maryland Congress of PTAs; a member of Senior Citizens Bowling League, Precious Stone Bowling League, YMCA Athletic Club and Business and Professional Women's Club of Hagerstown; and she was elected Woman of the Year in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Philip L. Wilkes of Williamsport and Gregory A. Wilkes of Hagerstown, and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Schlotterbeck, Martha Snyder and Catherine Potter, and two brothers, Charles Marker and James Marker.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas L. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Beatrice L. Fraley

BOONSBORO - Beatrice Lorraine Eaton Fraley, 66, of 112 Park Lane, who died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, is survived by two daughters, Betty Lou Burker of Sharpsburg and Wanda Lee Rhinaman of Boonsboro.

Earl E. Marquiss Jr.

Earl Eugene Swede Marquiss Jr., 74, of Salem Avenue, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 5, 1926, in Bethany, Ill., he was the son of the late Earl Eugene Marquiss Sr. and Blanche L. Wine Marquiss.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He worked at Mack Trucks from 1978 to 1991. Earlier, he had been a self-employed electronic repairman in Hagerstown. In 1957, he worked for R.C.A. in Down Range Communications at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

He was a member of Church of God Universal.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean Marquiss; five daughters, Pat Whitmore, Sue Marquiss, Cindy Nalley and Mary Berry, all of Hagerstown, and Sarah Arch of Cayman Islands; three sons, David Marquiss of Louisiana and Will Marquiss and Rick Marquiss, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Sarah Longerbeam of Charles Town, W.Va., and Lucille Marquiss of Hagerstown; a brother, Paul Marquiss of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Marquiss, and a sister, Alice Marquiss.

Services will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. Pastor Alvin A. Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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