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November 13, 2000
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Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Odell Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Meadow Dialysis Center, 12931 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Wilbur G. Kendall

SMITHSBURG - Wilbur G. Kendall, 96, of Crystal Falls Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 11, 1904, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Jesse J. and Amanda S. Cline Kendall.

His wife, Susan V. Forrest Kendall, died in 1985.

He was employed with Arthur Sprecher Farm, Hagerstown Shoe Factory, Fairchild Aircraft, and Western Maryland Railroad for 45 years. He retired in 1968.

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He was a member of Willow-Brook Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Boonsboro.

He is survived by three daughters, Rachel Guessford of Mercersburg, Pa., Mary Wilbert of California, and Shirley Ryder of Maugansville; four sisters, Mabel R. Johnston and Mary Lee Gorman, both of Hagerstown, Rosetta M. Bowman of Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro, and Eva M. Smith of Chewsville; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, June Turner; a sister, Betty J. Kendall; four brothers, Sherman F. Kendall, Daniel W. Kendall, Reno J. Kendall and Ray B. Kendall; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Willow-Brook Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. Will McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

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

Joseph W. Gotwals

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joseph Wells Gotwals, 87, of 555 Nelson St., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 2, 1913, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Amy Sourbier Gotwals.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Hill Gotwals, in 1985.

He was District Justice for 10 years, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Chambersburg Civitan Club; Chambersburg Youth Soccer Association; Falling Spring AARP; Franklin County Republican Party; a volunteer at Meals On Wheels; Franklin County Cancer Society; Pennsylvania Association for the Blind; and a tutor at St. Stevens Elementary School.

He is survived by a daughter, Anne Gotwals Boryan of Chambersburg; three sons, Joseph Wells Gotwals Jr. of Schenectady, N.Y., Stephen Hill Gotwals of Dublin, Ohio and Edward Orth Gotwals of Chambersburg; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Detwiler Gotwals; and a brother, David Gotwals.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. A. Robert Cook will officiate.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave. in Chambersburg, which will open at 2 p.m. for the convenience of friends. Visitation also will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Chambersburg Youth Soccer Association, P.O. Box 680, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Lawrence L. Karn Sr.

Lawrence Lee Karn Sr., 64, of 819 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 20, 1936, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence Norman and Sarah Ellen Rohrer Karn.

He retired in 1993 from Chemical Lehman Tank Lines of Hagerstown, as a tractor trailer driver, after 25 years of service.

He attended Temple Baptist Church, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 992.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Virginia Carbaugh Karn; four sons, Laurence L. Karn, Jr., John L. Karn, and Jeffery L. Karn, all of Hagerstown, and Brian E. Karn of Williamsport; two daughters, Kathy A. Duffey of Hagerstown and Rebecca E. Demers of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two brothers, Wilmer Karn of Hagerstown, and Vernon Karn of Mercersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Charlotte Koontz of Sharpsburg, and Loretta Otzelberger and Edith Netz, both of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Karn.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Daris Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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