Obituaries for 12/21

December 20, 2000

Obituaries for 12/21

Louella B. Shatzer

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Louella B. Shatzer, 92, of 2337 Apple Way, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Caledonia Manor in Fayetteville, Pa., where she had lived for two weeks.

Born March 16, 1908, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Alice Gramm Diffenderfer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester B. Shatzer, in 1958.

She worked in the fruit packing industry. She was employed by Mountain Brook Orchards; and Pennsylvania Packers Inc.

She was a member of Edenville United Methodist Church, where she was active in Ladies Aid Society.

She was a member of both National AARP and the local Norland Chapter AARP.

She was known for her knowledge of genelogy of the St. Thomas and Edenville areas.

She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Evans of Scotland, Pa., Leona Sites of St. Thomas and Victoria McClain of Greencastle, Pa.; a son, Dick F. Shatzer of New Cumberland, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a son; three sisters; and two great-grandsons.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Edenville United Methodist Church, 2504 Apple Way in Chambersburg. The Rev. John Rauhut will officiate.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Edenville United Methodist Church, 2504 Apple Way, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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

Philip F. Stryker

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Philip F. Stryker, 71, of Harpers Ferry, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born May 1, 1929, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late William Bradford and Lytie Fuller Stryker.

He was the owner and operator of Stryker-Post Publications. Prior to founding Stryker-Post Publications in 1966 with Elizabeth Post, he was head of the printing division of Pan-American Union. Following his work with the Pan-American Union, he worked in Boston for two years in the field of rare books.

He is survived by a sister, Lorna S. Donovan of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; a brother, William Stryker of Hayward, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Williamson.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Vincent Campi will officiate.

Ruth V. Betson

PAW PAW, W.Va. - Ruth V. Betson, 78, of Paw Paw, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Hampshire County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Samuel and Gladys Ola Wilt Betson.

She attended Bethel School in Hampshire County, W.Va.

She worked for 10 years at Cutsole Tannery in Paw Paw, until it closed in 1950. She worked seasonally with Paw Paw Orchard and then at National Fruit in Winchester, Va., retiring in 1984.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by six sisters, Margaret Jack of Cumberland, Md., Patricia Lester of Berryville, Va., Inez Kerns, Sally Bailey, Janet Galliher and Betty Betson, all of Paw Paw; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Camp Hill Cemetery in Paw Paw. The Rev. Herman Goede will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. which will open at 2 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Charles W. Herring

HANCOCK - Charles William Herring, 82, of 145 E. Main St. and formerly of Accident, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born June 28, 1918, in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Olive Callis Herring.

He was a retired U.S. Postal mail carrier.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air corps.

He was a member of Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Moose Lodge of Berkeley Springs; and VFW.

He is survived by his companion, Nancy Isle; three daughters, Iva Thurston, Susanne Herring-Terry and Rebecca Swendrowski, all of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Charles W. Herring II of Kansas City and Paul W. Herring of New York City; three sisters, Mildred Lawler and Alice Deal, both of Accident, Md. and Virginia Sunseri of Oxon Hill, Md.; a brother, Frank Herring of Oakland, Md.; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in June.

Helen J. Lloyd

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Helen Jane Lloyd, 71, of Palm Beach Gardens and formerly of Alexandria, Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

She was born in Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lloyd.

She was a member of Tropical Sands Christian Church, where she volunteered with various programs.

She was a former member of Women of the Moose; and Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

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