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November 13, 2000

Obituaries for 11/14



Louise Z. Brechbiel

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Louise Z. Kolb Brechbiel, 94, of Providence Place, and formerly of 309 Pennsylvania Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 13, 1906, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Beulah May Smith Zullinger.

Her husband, Fred Stephen Kolb, died Dec. 7, 1942. They were married in May 1928. Her second husband, Jacob T. Brechbiel, died in June 1973. They were married in November 1966.

She was a 1924 graduate of Chambersburg High School, and attended Chambersburg Business College.

She had a Public Stenographer office from 1925 to 1928. After the death of her husband, she filled his elected office of Prothontary for 11 years. She managed Chambersburg newspaper agency City Paper for seven years. She worked at Letterkenny Army Deport, Chambersburg, as a secretary from 1962 to 1966.

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She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg.

She was a member of AARP, Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary, B.P.W.C., Saroptomist, Semper Fedelis Class C.P.C., and was chairman of Sauerkraut Supper. She was a member of Contact, Republican Council and represented Chambersburg in Atlantic City.

She is survived by a son, William T. Kolb of Chambersburg; two daughters, Patricia Kolb Hoke of Inwood, W.Va., and Nancy K. Brake of Waynesboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church. The Rev. C. Edward Morgan will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends in the church Thursday at noon.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary, 112 N. 7th St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Helen D. Charles

HOUSTON, Texas - Helen Drish Charles, 80, of Houston, and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Harbor View Care Center in Houston.

Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mamie Symons Drish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe McKinsey Charles.

She was a graduate of Charles Town High School and attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, the War Department and Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., Equifax Corp. in Towson, Md., from which she retired in 1982.

She was a member of Catonsville United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Women's Club of Catonsville, and was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Leslie Ann McDonald of Houston; and two grandsons, John Frey of Golden, Colo., and Matthew Frey of Park City, Utah.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Catonsville United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Little Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring.

Memorial donations may be made St. Joseph Hospice Houston, 1919 LaBranch Ave., Houston, TX 77002.

Dorothy V. Whitesel

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothy Virginia Whitesel, 89, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born June 5, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Hamilton Hauer and Daisy Virginia Rentch Needy.

Her husband, Joseph C. Whitesel, died in 1994.

She was a graduate of Harrisonburg State Teacher's College.

She began teaching in Sharpsburg in 1931, and finished in Waynesboro, Va., retiring in 1969.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro; and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a member of Waynesboro Garden Club and Waynesboro Country Club, both in Waynesboro, Va., and the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Meyer of Berkeley, Calif.; a son, Robert N. Whitesel of Fairfax, Va.; a sister, Louise Goshorn of Durham, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilfred H. Needy.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Second and South Church streets, Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends in the parlor before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Edgar D. Wenger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edgar D. Wenger, 62, of 1035 Leidig Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1938, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Edgar D. Wenger and Hildred Zimmerman Wenger Shaffer.

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