Obituaries for 12/14

December 13, 2000

Obituaries for 12/14

Grace Sylvester

WILLIAMSPORT - Grace Sylvester, 85, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1915, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Joanna Bishop Richards.

Her husband, Elmer B. Sylvester, died in 1992.

She was a graduate of Western High School and Business College in Baltimore and Hagerstown Community College.

She had been a college records assistant to the registrar at Hagerstown Community College; and had been employed by Jamison Door Co. and Pennsylvania Mutual Funds.

She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.

She was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary of Halfway Fire Department.

She is survived by one son, John M. Sylvester of Warrenton, Va.; and four grandchildren, Timothy Douglas Musser of St. Michael's, Md., Jan Marie Sylvester Williamson of Blacksburg, Va., Vallory Cara Sylvester Wax ad Tami Nicole Sylvester Wax, both of Omaha, Neb.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Carol Musser, in 1992; a son, Richard Thomas Sylvester, in 1986; a sister, Alice Richards Downey; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., in Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth S. Valentine will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Halfway Fire Co., 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Viola V. Shank

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Viola V. Shank, 90, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 31A N. Fayette St., Mercersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the center.

Born Oct. 5, 1910, in Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late John R. and Virgie M. Forrest Dagenhart.

She was a former employee of Knouse Foods in Chambersburg; and a domestic worker in Hagerstown, Chambersburg and Mercersburg.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Pleasant Walk, Md.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty Jane Davis of Cavetown, and Joann Lewis and Vernadine House, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Donald P. Dagenhart of Greencastle, Pa. and Cecil W. Dagenhart of Sharpsburg; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 10 sisters and brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave. in Mercersburg. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

There will be no viewing.

LaMar K. Johnson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - LaMar K. Johnson, 71, of Chambersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 24, 1929, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl K. Johnson and Mary Fogle Scott.

He founded and owned L.K. Johnson Plumbing and Heating Inc.; and was previously employed by Anthony and Barnes Plumbing and Heating, and H.J. Heinz Co.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War. He received three bronze stars.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ.

He was officer and past commander of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion; a member of the Chambersburg Club; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Landis McCleaf Detachment Marine Corps League, and Waynesboro Eagles Club.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wilma Barnes Johnson; three sons, Gary L. Johnson of Chambersburg, Doug E. Johnson of Minneapolis and Kirk A. Johnson of Scotland, Pa.; one sister, Doris Warren of Waynesboro, Pa.; one brother, Earl K. Johnson of Greencastle, Pa.; one half-sister, Rhonda Smith of S. Amherst, Ohio; one half-brother, Dennis Scott of Chambersburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., in Chambersburg. The Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, with graveside military services by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW of Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

H. Willard Lundgren

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - H. Willard Lundgren, 80, of 10125 Jacob Mack Drive West, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Born March 17, 1920, in Spokane, Wash., he was the son of the late Henry John and Mary Ellen Anderson Lundgren.

He was a 1938 graduate of Spokane High School. He received a law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He was employed as the deputy assistant to the General Council at the U.S. Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C. for more than 35 years. He retired in 1979.

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