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Obituaries for 3/31

March 30, 2001

Obituaries for 3/31



R. Glenn Sprenkle


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - R. Glenn Sprenkle, 89, of 204 S. Oller Ave., died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Michaux Manor Living Center in South Mountain, Pa.

Born April 5, 1911, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter R. and Ruth Singer Sprenkle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Dile Sprenkle, in 1998. They were married Feb. 21, 1932.

He attended Washington Township schools.

He first worked with his father on the family farm. In 1937, he was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro as a machinist, specializing in the set-up and instruction of new machines. He retired in 1973 after 36 years of service.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, where he was a member of Whetstone Bible Class.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731 of Waynesboro; Acacia Lodge 586 F&AM of Waynesboro, where he attained the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32nd degree; Scottish Rite Club of Harrisburg, Pa.; Zembo Temple Shrine of Harrisburg; Waynesboro AARP Chapter 739; and National AARP.

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He repaired clocks and built grandfather clocks.

He is survived by a sister, Thelma Snowberger of York, Pa.; two brothers, Delbert Sprenkle of Orrstown, Pa., and Wayne Sprenkle of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Rodecap, and a brother, Kenneth Sprenkle.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Harry E. Stevens


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harry E. Stevens, 93, of 2915 Johnson Drive, formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, March 30, 2001, at his home.

Born Sept. 22, 1907, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer H. and Stella J. Mann Stevens.

His wife, Helen E. Etter Stevens, whom he married Feb. 2, 1929, died July 14, 1986.

He attended Waynesboro schools.

He served in the U.S. Army in Battery D, 6th Field Artillery Division.

He retired as a foreman in 1972 from Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, where he worked for 48 years.

He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

He was a founding member of William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695 and the Foreman's Club of Landis Tool Co., both in Waynesboro, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 in Chambersburg, Pa. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 11 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Frances Stevens of Waynesboro and Nancy Scott of Chambersburg; a sister, Vivian S. Noll; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline D. Stevens, in 1948; two sisters, Hilda Hyssong and Margaret Rodgers; and six brothers, Crawford Stevens, Merle Stevens, William Stevens, John Stevens, Owen Stevens and Elmer Stevens.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Prudence B. Yelinek will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home one hour prior to services.




Ray L. Martin Sr.


ROCKY RIDGE, Md. - Ray Lamar Martin Sr., 89, of Rocky Ridge, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Northamton Manor Nursing Center in Frederick, Md.

Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Eldersburg, Md., he was the son of the late Herbert Franklin and Annie Mary Hoffman Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Kolb Martin, in 1989.

He retired as a carpenter from the Frederick Construction Co. He worked in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland corridor, where he operated his construction company and built homes after World War II. During the war years, he worked in shipyards and managed two farms in the Creagerstown area.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Creagerstown, Md., where he served on the council. He coordinated the remodeling of the church and the parish house.

He is survived by three children, C. Eugene Martin of Waynesboro, Pa., Theresa L. Lawyer of Wabash, Ind., and R. Lamar Martin Jr. of Creagerstown; two sisters, Hilda Crum Weaver of Rockville, Md., and Naomi Milke Sellman of Owings Mills, Md.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Beula Milke, and two brothers, Luther Martin and John Martin.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road in Creagerstown. The Rev. LaVern D. Rasmussen will officiate. Burial will be in Creagerstown Cemetery.

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