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Obituaries for 2/27

February 26, 2001

Obituaries for 2/27



Margaret T. Cromer

BOONSBORO - Margaret Thelma Cromer, 88, of 141 S. Main St., and formerly of North Locust Street in Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Reeder's Memorial Home.

Born July 23, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Margaret A. Mongan.

She retired from Hagerstown Laundry.

She was a Protestant.

She was preceded in death by a son, Perry F. Cromer, in 1998.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.




Charles W. Foreman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles William Foreman, 82, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at City Hospital.

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He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Bell Foreman.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 24, at Calvary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Al Clipp officiated. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery with military honors by the combined honor guard of Martinsburg.

Arrangements were by Rosedale Funeral Chapel of Martinsburg.




James R. Donivan Sr.

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - James Robert Donivan Sr., 79, of Shenandoah Junction, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Sept. 17, 1921, in Engles, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Washington and Emma Lee Hensley Donivan.

He had been employed for 40 years by the B&O Railroad in Martinsburg, W.Va. and Shenandoah Junction.

He was a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard Unit, Martinsburg.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Shenandoah Junction.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eunice M. Gray Donivan; a son, James R. Donivan Jr. of Shenandoah Junction.

He was preceded in death by a stillborn son; five sisters, Alice Lillie Snowden, Minnie Berry, Carrie McDaniel, Margaret Long and Elizabeth Donivan; and four brothers, Jesse Donivan, Lewis M. Donivan, John Henry Donivan and Luther Donivan.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Robert White will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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




Orintha A. Schafer

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Orintha Adale Schafer, 95, of Warfordsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born April 8, 1905, in Buck Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna Belle Hoopengardner Norris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William John Schafer, on April 27, 1987.

She attended public schools in Fulton County, Pa.

She worked at Westinghouse Electronics in Pittsburgh. She had been a homemaker.

She was a member of Buck Valley Christian Church.

She is survived by a son, Marshall Norris of Hagerstown; a brother, Clyde Norris of Belle Grove, Md.; five grandchildren, Marshall James Norris of Hagerstown, Charles Robert Norris of Warfordsburg, William Norris, Cheryl Brandenburg and Robin Norris, all of Pittsburgh; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Schafer; two sisters, Jessie Joy and Mary Edna Grunder; and two granddaughters.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Revs. Clint Bahrenburg and Albert Knox will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Valley Christian Church Cemetery, Fulton Co.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 p.m.




James B. Chapman

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - James B. "Tissie" Chapman, 93, of Bunker Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at his home.

Born Nov. 17, 1907, in Bunker Hill, he was the son of the late James Madison and Annie Berket Abrell Chapman.

He retired from Clearbrook Woolen Mills; and then worked as a house painter.

He was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was active with the Bunker Hill Historical Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Smallwood Chapman; a sister, Ruth Swartz of Inwood, W.Va.; a brother, Ward Chapman of Bunker Hill; nephews and nieces including Cindy Linton of Inwood, who was his caretaker.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel E. Sencindiver, Catherine C. Swartz and Helen Collis Dunham; and two brothers, Douglas W. Chapman and Earl M. Chapman.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood. The Rev. Khrista Ferguson will officiate. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Cindy Linton, 130 Tudor Road, Inwood, WV 25428.




Florence C. Creek

WILLIAMSPORT - Florence Catherine Creek, 97, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of Maugansville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Homewood at Williamsport.

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