Obituaries for 11/16

November 15, 2000

Obituaries for 11/16

Alfred L. Baker

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Alfred Lee Baker, 72, of 5060 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1928, in South Mountain, Pa., he was the son of the late Jesse and Carrie Barnes Baker.

He was employed as a paint screener at Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa. for seven years; and then at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 27 years. He retired in 1987.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 in Korea.

He was a member of Pond Bank Independent Church.

He was a member of South Mountain Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Montee Baker, whom he married Oct. 15, 1965; a stepdaughter, Joanne Dickinson of Mont Alto, Pa.; a sister, Ada Sites of Chambersburg; a brother, Luther Baker of South Mountain; six stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis L. Baker; five brothers; and four stepsisters.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Mervil R. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery on South Mountain.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Helen D. Cooper

QUINCY, Pa. - Helen D. Cooper, 98, of Orphanage Road, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Aug. 15, 1902, in Pitcairn, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Cora Flock Cooper.

She was a member of Pitcairn United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Gladys Snyder of Murrysville, Pa. and Evelyn Leger of Monroeville, Pa.; and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Morris Cooper and Charles Cooper.

Graveside services will be Friday at Rest Land Cemetery in Monroeville.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevolent Care Fund, Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, PA 17257.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.

Ruth M. Wingert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth Myers Wingert, 84, of 112 Village Square, Menno Haven, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 11, 1916, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Susan Emma Kuhns Ebersole.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl C. Myers, in 1960; and her second husband, Levi B. Wingert, in 1988.

She was a homemaker; and helped her first husband on the family farm on Antrim Church Road in Greencastle, Pa. Earlier, she worked for the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg, where she was a member of Sewing Circle.

She was an associate member of Menno Haven Fellowship.

She was a volunteer at Menno Haven for more than 25 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Rachel Sullivan of Newburg, Pa., Sharon Schock of Lancaster, Pa. and Karen Thrush of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, E. Richard Myers of Greencastle and Glen L. Myers of Chambersburg; two sisters, Mildred Frey of Hanover, Pa. and Lois Bair of Richfield, Pa.; two brothers, John Ebersole of Shippensburg, Pa. and Merle Ebersole of Dixon, Ill.; three stepchildren, Grace Thrush and David Wingert, both of Chambersburg and Lois Ocker of Williamson, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; and 35 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Lester Myers; three sisters; and four brothers.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery, Philadelphia Avenue in Chambersburg. The Revs. Marlin Ebersole and Ky Searcy will officiate.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road in Chambersburg immediately following the graveside services.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Benevolent Care Fund, Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Dorothy R. Gingrich

PATH VALLEY, Pa. - Dorothy Resinger Gingrich, 89, of Path Valley died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 11, 1911, in Millerstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ceylon E. and Mary Mae Bair Resinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Gingrich, on March 8, 2000. They were married Sept. 4, 1943.

She was a 1928 graduate of Newport High School; and a 1932 graduate of Pennsylvania State College in State College, Pa., receiving a bachelor of science degree in education.

She was employed as a teacher at Fannett Metal Elementary School in Willow Hill, Pa., retiring in 1976 after 33 years. Earlier, she taught in rural Bucks County, Pa., from 1932 to 1934; at Boalsburg High School in Boalsburg, Pa. from 1935 to 1942; and at Lewistown High School in Lewistown, Pa. from 1942 to 1943. She also taught at Rock Hill Elementary School in Orbisonia, Pa.; and Shade Gap (Pa.) Elementary School.

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