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Obituaries for 4/3

April 02, 2001

Obituaries for 4/3



George E. Painter


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - George Eugene "Jake" Painter, 60, of Charles Town, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 21, 1940, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Washington and Thelma Estelle Hardy Painter.

He was formerly employed by Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by two sisters, Ruby E. LaBelle of Ranson and Isabelle Virginia Riggleman of Charles Town; a brother, Donald William Painter of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Dillow and Margaret Ann Valeo; and two brothers, Merle Painter and Richard Lee Painter.

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Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mission Tabernacle Holiness Church, Harpers Ferry. The Revs. Lee Strickler and Robert Roadcap will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at noon at the church.

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




Nellie M. Hess


SYKESVILLE, Md. - Nellie Mae Stoops Hess, 81, of 710 Obrecht Road, and formerly of 4406 Clay Hill Road in Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Copper Ridge, Sykesville.

Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Five Forks, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John A. Sr. and Mary Funk Stoops.

Her husband, J. Austin Hess, died Dec. 25, 1986. They were married March 8, 1946.

She was a 1937 graduate of Quincy High School.

She had been employed at Regency Thermographers as a secretary and by Connie's Sportswear, both of Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in 1983, she was a seamstress for Wayne Sportswear in Waynesboro. She farmed with her husband.

She was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grindstone Hill, Pa., and the Evangelism Committee.

She had been a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and National AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan H. Henicle and Sally A. Gayman, both of Waynesboro; a son, Randall A. Hess of Waynesboro; a sister, Mary June Cordell of Florence, Ky.; two brothers, Charles F. Stoops and John A. Stoops Jr., both of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Catherine Stoops.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Michael E. Allwein will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Solomon's Evangelical Church Memorial Fund, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Alzheimer's Association, South Central PA Chapter, 2001 North Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.




Margaret V. Lancaster


WILLIAMSPORT - Margaret Virginia Lancaster, 85, formerly of 7 Plum Tree Lane, died Saturday, March 31, at Homewood Retirement Village in Williamsport.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday after 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers; memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church Building Fund, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795.




Lula B. Keefer


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lula B. Keefer, 86, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 1484 Edenville Road, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Menno Haven.

Born May 2, 1914, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Amos M. and Carrie B. Plum Keefer.

She was a 1951 graduate of Huntington (Ind.) College.

In 1960 she and her sister, Janet K. Johnson established Hamilton Heights Market in Chambersburg. She retired in 1985. She had worked for J.J. Newberry as an office manager; and was assigned as a social worker to the Rescue Mission in Lancaster, Pa.

She was a member of King Street Church, Chambersburg, Buds of Promise Sunday School class, had taught fifth-grade Sunday school and was the pianist for the junior department.

She is survived by two sisters, Viola B. Brechbill and Janet K. Johnson, both of Chambersburg; and a brother, Melvin M. Keefer of St. Thomas, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.

Visitation will be Wednesday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to King Street United Brethren Church Generation Next, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Tracey L. Gregor


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tracey Lynn Gregor, 28, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 1, 2001.

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