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January 12, 2001

Obituaries for 1/13

Caroline E. Bieber

WILLIAMSPORT - Caroline E. Bieber, 81, of 9 Hopewell Road, Apt. 9G, Milestone Garden Apartments, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1919, in Highlands, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Louis George and Mary G. Hawks Bieber.

She attended Rutgers University.

She was employed by Mack Trucks for 44 years as a payroll accountant, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of Golden Bulldogs of Hagerstown and Women's Club of Hagerstown, a former member of the board of directors of Hagerstown Girl's Club and a member of Daughters of America of New Jersey.


She is survived by a sister, Maysie B. Gray of New Cumberland, Pa.; five nieces; a great-niece; two great-nephews; and two great-great-nephews.

Service and burial will be private.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m. for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Brooks W. Hart

Brooks Warren Hart, 80, of 10818 Oak Valley Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his home.

Born Nov. 1, 1920, in Cherry Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Daniel Webster and Nora E. Kidney Hart.

He retired from Western Maryland Railroad in the 1970s.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he served as Lay Leader and was on the Administration Board. He also was a member of Senior Citizens Group, among other church groups.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378; a former president of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; a member, former secretary and treasurer of Local 502 United Transportation Union; and a member of Senior Travel Clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine B. Michael Hart; a daughter, Janet K. Cole of Williamsport; two sons, Terry M. Hart Sr. of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Warren V. Hart of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Belle Hart; two half sisters, Elizabeth Algers and Margaret Balsley; two half brothers, Wilbur Lee Kidney and Edwin Hart; a sister, Lois L. Blenard; and a great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Sphors Crossroads United Methodist Church Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Ruby M. Hess

NEW OXFORD, Pa. - Ruby M. Hess, 98, a resident of The Brethren Home and formerly of Baltimore, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the home.

Born Sept. 16, 1902, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Carrie Bonebrake Hess.

She was a 1920 graduate of Washington Township High School and a 1927 graduate of Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore.

She was employed as a registered nurse with Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and retired from private nursing in Baltimore in 1967.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a member of Union Memorial Alumni Association and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels program, all in Baltimore.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Hess, Grace Hess, Mabel Eshelman and Nelle Brown, and one brother, Floyd Hess.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., in Waynesboro. The Rev. Prudence B. Yelinek and Chaplain John P. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Fund of the Brethren Home, P.O. Box 128, New Oxford, PA 17350, or Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Rev. Russel S. Martin

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Rev. Russel S. Martin, 87, of 12285 Worleytown Road and formerly of 571 N. Allison St., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his home.

Born Feb. 27, 1913, near Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Amos P. and Anna Mary Shelly Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl M. Clapsaddle Martin, in 1997. They were married March 1, 1933.

He was a farmer for many years. After he retired from farming, he worked for more than 10 years as an assistant for the late Dr. William H. Kirpatrick's Veterinarian Clinic on Browns Mill Road in Greencastle.

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