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Obituaries for 4/10

April 09, 2001

Obituaries for 4/10



Lester Kefauver


NEW CARROLLTON, Md. - Lester Kefauver, 86, of New Carrollton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Lester M. Kefauver and Esther V. Kirby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Grace Kefauver.

He was employed by Chase Studios as a photographer.

He attended Landover Hills (Md.) Baptist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Crosby; two sons, Lester Kefauver III and Kim Kefauver; three brothers, Francis Kefauver, Horace Kefauver and Paul J. Kefauver; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rendon/Hale Funeral Home, 9013 Annapolis Road, Lanham. The Rev. Jeff White will officiate. Burial will be in United Church of Christ Cemetery, Middletown, Md.

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Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.




Harold R. Buttrum Jr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Harold Robert Buttrum Jr., 64, of Martinsburg, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at City Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Ross, Calif., he was the son of Louise Canepa Buttrum of San Rafael, Calif., and the late Harold Robert Buttrum Sr.

He was a U.S Air Force veteran.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Johanna Urban Buttrum; and one daughter, Gwen Buttrum of McLean, Va.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Ethel L. Deibert


Ethel Louise Lehman Deibert, 98, of Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Charlotte's Home, Maugansville.

Born Jan. 25, 1903, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Howard Stewart and Florence Katherine Sprecher Lehman.

Her husband, Robert Lee Deibert, died in 1975.

She was a 1922 graduate of Hagerstown Girls High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, and Berean Sunday School Class.

She is survived by one daughter, Doris L. Rankin of Hagerstown; one sister, Lois B. Stouffer of Hagerstown; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Beachley.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Dean Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.




George M. Mumma


George McClellen Mumma, 82, of 821 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown, and Avalon Manor, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1918, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Daniel Gehr and Theresa Belle Zimmerly Mumma.

He was employed by Plumbers Steam Fitters Local 486, Baltimore, retiring in 1982.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of AMVETS in Hagerstown.

He had a private pilot's license.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Freda Kreps Mumma; a sister, Audrey Morris of Silver Spring, Md.; three brothers, Hubert G. Mumma, Walter Layman Mumma and Lawrence D. Mumma, all of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and four brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Rodney Nave will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Building Fund, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795; or to Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Cheryl L. Wietry


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cheryl L. Wietry, 49, of 25 Fifth Ave., died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Carlisle (Pa.) Hospital, as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on I-81 in South Newton Township, Pa.

Born Dec. 30, 1951, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Robert N. and Peggy E. Turner Tarner of Chambersburg.

She was a 1969 graduate of Chambersburg High School and attended Wilson College in Chambersburg.

She was employed as director at Wilson College Child Care Center, Chambersburg, which she established on the campus. She had provided child care from her residence.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, sang in the choirs and had taught children's Sunday school.

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