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Obituaries for 11/15

November 14, 2000

Obituaries for 11/15



Marie T. Merritt


Marie Theresa LaBeau Merritt, 82, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Grosse Pointe, Mich. and Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born April 16, 1918, she was the daughter of Edison J. LaBeau, M.D. and Florence Lemerand LaBeau.

She attended St. James Catholic School in Orlando; and St. Mary's College in Michigan, majoring in Spanish.

She had been an office manager of Flamingo Trucking Lines in Orlando.

She is survived by her husband, William T. Merritt, whom she married Feb. 4, 1944; three children, William T. Merritt Jr., M.D. of Phoenix, Deborah A. Merritt of Baltimore and Walter T. Merritt of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Patricia Gilbert of Florida; and three grandchildren.

Private services will be held in Kent County, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Dennis Church, Galena, MD 21635; or Shrewsbury Parish Church, Kennedyville, MD 21645.

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Jason L. Kiser


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jason L. Kiser, 23, of 13154 Mentzer Gap Road, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 18, 1977, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Rick L. Kiser of Waynesboro, and Tawnya Baker Engle of Hollywood, Fla.

He was a 1997 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School; and attended Hagerstown Business College.

He worked at his father's business, Fresh Coat of Paint. Earlier, he was a security guard at GAF in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; and had worked at Ski Liberty in Fairfield, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Jamie Waters Kiser of Waynesboro; his stepfather, Thomas Engle of Hollywood, Fla.; his maternal grandfather, Robert B. Baker of Waynesboro, who raised him; paternal grandmother, Violet Kiser of Waynesboro; a sister, Brandy Christopher of Ohio; four stepsisters, Roxanne Young of York, Pa., Paula Young of Greencastle, Pa., Loretta Gates of Tomstown, Pa. and Ashley Young, at home; two aunts and an uncle.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Anna Mae Orner Baker, who raised him.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Revs. Donald L. Bender and John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery in Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Karla S. Arquines


BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Karla S. Moebius Arquines, 28, of 13223 Stahley Road, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 18, 1972, in Fort Monmouth, N.J., she was the daughter of Richard F. and Sun Nyo Pak Moebius of Blue Ridge Summit.

She was a 1990 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Alvin Arquines; a son, Aleksander Carl Arquines, at home; paternal grandmother, Elsie Moebius of Whitewater, Wis.; and two sisters, Leah Moebius and Wanda Moebius, both of Arlington, Va.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Waynesboro Community Church, 12767 Buchanan Trail East in Waynesboro. Pastor Stephen H. Pang will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Waynesboro Community Church, 12767 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Warren M. Crouse


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Warren McGinley Crouse, 94, of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of Dry Run, Pa. and Apron Tree Nursing Home in Dry Run, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born July 19, 1906, in Dry Run, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Araminta Harry Crouse.

He was a 1924 graduate of Fannett Township High School; and a 1927 graduate of the former Cumberland Valley State Normal School in Shippensburg, Pa.

He managed and then owned the family farm in Dry Run for more than 60 years, retiring in 1992. Earlier, he taught grade school in Shippensburg, and in Horse Valley, Pa.

He was a member of Spring Run United Methodist Church in Spring Run, Pa., and served on the building fund committee.

He was a member of Pennsylvania Farmers Association. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Century Farm Certificate; and was on the board of directors of Upper Path Valley Cemetery Association.

He is survived by four nieces, Vera McKim and Patsy Shoap, both of Shippensburg, Anna Rosenberry of Fort Loudon, Pa. and Sally Seavey of Columbia, S.C.; four nephews, Warren Bock of Harrisonburg, Va., Donald Bock of Mingus, Texas, Thomas Lynch of Chambersburg and Richard Lynch of Columbus, Ohio; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and eight great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Velma Olive Bock, Beryl Jane Lynch and Dorothy Helen Crouse.

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