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Obituaries for 3/28

March 27, 2001

Obituaries for 3/28



Marilyn Reid


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marilyn Reid, 76, of 70 E. Second St., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 16, 1924, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles Walker and A. Gladys Eppley Reid.

She was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro. She worked in the accounting department of the Frick Co. in Waynesboro, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Trinity United Church Christ in Waynesboro, and sang in the choir.

She was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; BPO Elks Lodge 731 Ladies Auxiliary of Waynesboro; National AARP; and a former member of Waynesboro Country Club.

She is survived by a sister, Ellen E. Reid of Waynesboro; a niece; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannette Joiner.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Willliams will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Mary L. Kimble


CUMBERLAND, Md. - Mary Lou Kimble, 73, of Cumberland, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Washington County Hospital of complications from hip replacement surgery.

Born April 21, 1927, in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary Coberly and Edward Earsom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman D. Kimble, in 1993.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Phillips-Kline of Hagerstown, Theora Beckman of Corrigansville, Md. and Ruth Hornberger of Altoona, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home in Cumberland. The Rev. Jimmy Glass will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Grandchildren of Mary Lou Kimble, 17927 Garden View Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




James H. Skelton Sr.


HANCOCK - James H. Skelton Sr., 76, of Hancock, and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1925, in Brownsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward and Rachael Skelton.

He worked as a coal miner; and had been employed by Readen Avery in Baltimore.

He was a member of Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie and Linda; four sons, James Skelton Jr., Eddie Skelton, Mike Skelton and Danny Skelton; a sister, Pauline Russell; two brothers, Leonard Skelton and Allen Skelton; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg. Pastor Warren T. Ensor and Alton Hughes Sr. will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.




Bruce V. Butala


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Bruce V. Butala, 75, of 631 S. Allison St., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Michael V. and Ruth V. Cunnliffe Butala.

He attended school in Vintondale, Pa.

He was employed as a machinist at Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, retiring in 1987.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. While in Normandy, he earned two Bronze Stars. He served as a personal bodyguard for President Truman at the Potsdam Conference.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Greencastle.

He was a member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle; 4th degree member of Knight's of Columbus of Chambersburg; and volunteered with charities in Chambersburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Marie Lazich Butala, whom he married June 30, 1947; a daughter, Karen Bradley of Waldorf, Md.; two sons, Michael J. Butala of Frederick, Md. and Bruce J. Butala of Manassas, Va.; a sister, Dorothy Verba of Vintondale, Pa.; a brother, Frank Kuhar of Vintondale; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Kuhar and Joseph Kuhar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave. in Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will be celebrant.

Burial will be held at a later time in a national cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle, with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. by Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.




Gladys I. Bowman


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