Born July 7, 1924, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Anna Elizabeth Doyle Goes.
She worked as a seamstress for Sagner Clothing; then worked in the maintenance department of the Central Fulton School District until her retirement.
She was a member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.
She was a member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol A. Goes of McConnellsburg and Trudy Bumbaugh of Chambersburg; one son, John C. Goes of Sequim, Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gail A. Goes; and a sister, Betty Brown.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. Chaplain Robert Keener and the Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Penn Hall/Menno Haven Nursing Centers, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Agnes C. Ward
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Agnes C. Ward, 89, of 210 Brindle Drive, and formerly of Welsh Run, Pa., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Connie W. Stuff of 8525 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg.
Born Aug. 24, 1911, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Effie Rager Shives.
Her husband, Earl L. "Piff" Ward, died May 28, 2000. They were married on April 12, 1933.
She was employed by Mercersburg Dress Factory as a seamstress for 43 years and did custom sewing from her home in Welsh Run.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Little Cove, Pa.
She was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 Ladies Auxiliary, Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517 and Women of the Moose Chapter 831, all of Mercersburg.
In addition to the daughter with whom she lived, she is survived by another daughter, Shirley L. Stout of Greencastle, Pa.; a son, Harold E. Ward of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Iva Seiders of McConnellsburg, Pa., Ruth Barnhart of Chambersburg, Jane Carty of Greencastle, Betty Earnst of Concord, Pa., and Rachel Gray of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, Benjamin Shives of Upper Strasburg, Pa., and Robert Shives of Mercersburg; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Louie Stahl, Ethel Williams, and Alice Smith.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Henry K. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery, Little Cove.
Viewing will be held Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove, c/o Helen Rank, 2511 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236 or to Lutheran Home Care Services designated for Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg. PA 17201.