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Obituaries for 12/15

December 14, 2000

Obituaries for 12/15



Rachel C. Rinehart

SMITHSBURG - Rachel C. Maw Rinehart, 94, of Cavetown Church Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1906, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Mabel S. Kline Blickenstaff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry G. Rinehart Sr., in 1968.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville.

She is survived by six daughters, Linnie Shoemaker of Hedgesville, W.Va., Sally Lynn of Chewsville, Rachel Dayhoff of Smithsburg, Rosie Pepple of Quincy, Pa., and Margie Smith and Mary Ridenour, both of Hagerstown; two sons, John Ausherman and Harry Rinehart Jr., both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Lena Shipley of Walkersville, Md. and Dorothy Kline of Williamsport; a brother, Nevin Blickenstaff of Myersville, Md.; 36 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and her caretaker and friend, Chris Harris.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Hammer; three sons, John Rinehart, Charles Rinehart Sr. and Samuel Ausherman; two sisters, Thelma Pheightal and Frances Kline; and two brothers, Nathan Blickenstaff and Kenneth Blickenstaff.

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Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville. Pastor David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 10616 Beaver Dam Road, S-6 Hunt Valley, MD 21030; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




J. Karl Masser

FREDERICK, Md. - J. Karl Masser, 71, of 5032 Old National Pike, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born April 6, 1929, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Irving and Emma Schultz Masser.

His wife, Vivian Elizabeth Fogle Masser, died in 1996.

He worked at Meadows Van and Storage in Frederick as a foreman and dispatcher.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick.

He was a member and president of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1067 in Frederick, and state treasurer of the Eagles. He served as past state president, and past president of Mid-Atlantic District Eagles.

He is survived by one daughter, Cynthia A. Abrecht of Frederick; four sons, Gary J. Masser of Wolfsville, Md., Dennis K. Masser of Little Rock, Ark., Gregg D. Masser of Waynesboro, Pa., and Vincent K. Masser of Frederick; two sisters, Thuryle Hahn and Helen Carey, both of Frederick; one brother, Jimmy Masser of Ijamsville, Md.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Masser.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Burial will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery in Frederick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.




Dorothy M. Watson

Dorothy Marie Watson, 83, of Downsville Pike in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1917, in Bolivar, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Jessie Esther Snyder Eackles.

She was a graduate of Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School.

She was employed as a nursing aide at Williamsport Nursing Home until retiring.

She was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Ladies of the Elks BPO 378, Hagerstown; and AARP.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Strother H. Watson; a daughter, Jane E. Ashby of Bluemont, Va.; three sons, Larry L. Watson of Silver Spring, Md., and Richard N. Watson and Douglas E. Watson, both of Hagerstown; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Eackles.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

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




Blanche I. Jenkins

Blanche Iona Jenkins, 90, of 243 Winter St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 18, 1910, in Marlowe, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Myers and Margie Myers Cook.

Her husband, Larkin E. Jenkins, died in 1988.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by four daughters, Margie A. Mumma, Nancy L. McCleary, Jane E. Zimmerman and Frances I. Miller, all of Hagerstown; four brothers, Donald E. Jenkins, Roy L. Jenkins, Floyd E. Jenkins, and Butch Jenkins, all of Hagerstown; a sister, Virginia High of Marlowe; 29 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace M. McCarty; four sisters; and two brothers.

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