Obituaries for 2/21

February 21, 2001
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She was a member and past worthy matron of the Eastern Star; a former member of Shepherdstown Womens Club; a member of Molers Farm Club; Jefferson Historical Society; Shepherdstown Historic Commission; and Shepherd College Alumni Emeritus Club.

She wrote The Shepherdstown News for The Spirit of Jefferson Advocate.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Knott Nickell of Fairfax, Va.; two sons, Robert Samuel Knott of West Point, Va. and Col. William Jackson Knott U.S. Army Retired Air Force of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Lowe and Jean Webber; and seven brothers, Harry Walper, Charles Walper, Joseph Walper, Golden Walper, Leo Walper, John Walper and William Walper.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, Moler Cross Roads in Jefferson County. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.


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

Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Putz, R#02, Box 892, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Stephanie C. Catlett

WILLIAMSPORT - Stephanie "Jeffy" Castle Catlett, 54, of 144 N. Artizan St., died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md.

Born June 27, 1946, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Louis Philip and Jeannette Louise Mathias Castle.

She was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School; a 1968 graduate of Catawba College; and received a master's degree from Western Maryland College.

Until her retirement, she taught language arts for the Washington County Board of Education at North Potomac Middle School, Northern Middle School and Springfield Middle School.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport and was past council president.

She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Williamsport Memorial Library, Washington County Retired Teachers' Association, and was past treasurer of Williamsport Women and Girls in Sports Committee.

She is survived by her husband, Delancy L. Catlett; two sisters, Jean M. Sherrard of Knoxville, Tenn. and Judith C. Downing of Sewickly, Pa.; great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport. The Revs. W. Gregory Martin, Karen Stiles and E. Reese Davis will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Roderick R. Rojahn

APOPKA, Fla. - Roderick R. Rojahn, 82, of Apopka, and formerly of Welsh Run, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Florida Hospital in Eustis, Fla.

Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Dallastown, Pa., he was the son of the late Mervyn L. and Corda Stetler Rojahn.

He was a 1936 graduate of Quincy (Pa.) High School.

He owned and operated Rojahn's General Store in Welsh Run for 22 years; then worked as office manager of Hershey Creamery in Hagerstown. He retired in 1981 as president of First National Bank of Mercersburg, Pa., where he was employed for nine years. He had served as a director of the bank.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater.

He was a founding member of Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle, Pa., a deacon of First Baptist Church while living in Naples, Fla., and a member of Lake Ola Baptist Church in Zellwood, Fla.

He was a Mason; and a member of V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia Mowrey Rojahn, whom he married April 12, 1945; two daughters, Linda S. Rojahn of Hagerstown and Rosemary Rojahn of Naples; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service was held at Lake Ola Baptist Church Sunday, Feb. 11. A memorial service will be held this spring at Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle.

Arrangements are by Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Home in Tavares, Fla.

Geraldine E. Stottlemyer

Geraldine E. Stottlemyer, 68, of 12 N. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at her home.

Born Jan. 6, 1933, near Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Lena Beakley Stottlemyer.

She is survived by a sister, Viviam M. Stottlemyer of Hagerstown; two brothers, Albert E. Stottlemyer and Donald L. Stottlemyer Sr., both of Boonsboro; a niece; a nephew, and a cousin.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Joseph Downs will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Charlotte L. Domer

Charlotte Loraine Domer, 69, of 16544 Fairview Road in Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Comus, Md., on Feb. 3, 1932, she was the daughter of D. Virginia Gregg.

She was self-employed as a private duty nurse.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Fogle, with whom she resided; four sons, Fred W. Matthews and Ricky Matthews, both of Hagerstown, Michael E. Matthews of Mount Airy, Md., and Robert Matthews of Florida; one brother, Danny E. Dennison of Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Marie Matthews; and one brother, Aubrey L. Fritz.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Terry Broadwater will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Marcellon R. Wilhide

BALTIMORE - Marcellon R. Wilhide, 79, of Baltimore, who died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, also was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Polly Wilhide and Pearl Wilhide Fleagle.

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