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Obituaries for 4/18

April 17, 2001

Obituaries for 4/18



George E. Byers Sr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George E. Byers Sr., 94, of 1425 Philadelphia Ave., died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1906, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late William and Minni Sherman Byers.

He was president of his high school class in Chambersburg.

He was a pharmacist, employed by Sharpe-Dome in Philadelphia; by Chambersburg Hospital for 10 years; and at various pharmacies in Franklin and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of Allison United Methodist Church in Carlisle, Pa.

He was a member of Harrisburg Consistory.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Britton Byers; a son, Dr. George E. Byers Jr. of Gainsville, Fla.; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Upper Strasburg Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Keener will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

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Robert L. Stoddard


Robert Lee Stoddard, 53, of 11204B Pepperbush Circle, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 21, 1947, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Betty Jane Stoddard of Hagerstown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Janie Powell of Sharpsburg.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Manor Cemetery in Tilghmanton. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown.




Hope L. Smith


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Hope Louemma Smith, 74, of McConnellsburg, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Shands at Jacksonville Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Harrisonville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Anna Funk Mellott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen F. Smith, on Jan. 26, 2001.

She was a graduate of GreenHill High School.

She was a homemaker. She worked at Sagners Inc. in McConnellsburg.

She was a member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. She attended Welaka (Fla.) United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Bard and Jan Beppler, both of McConnellsburg, and Joanne Coffman of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, James F. Smith of Big Cove Tannery, Pa. and Gerald Smith of McConnellsburg; a brother, Sam Mellott of Harrisonville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

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

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bard and Elder James Coffman will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sipes Funeral Home in Harrisonville, which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, 121 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.




Alice M. Lanning


CALDWELL, Idaho - Alice M. Lanning, 88, of Caldwell, and formerly of Clear Spring, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Trenton, Mo.

She taught school in the Northwest.

She was mayor of Middleton, Idaho from 1967 to 1979.

She served as organist at First Baptist Church in Middleton. She was a member of Pinesburg Baptist Church in Clear Spring.

She is survived by a son, Stephen Lanning of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren, John of Grantham, Md., Michael of Shepherdstown, W.Va. and Carolyn of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Pinesburg Baptist Church, 14706 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements were by Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.




Sarah R. Mongan


WILLIAMSPORT - Sarah Rae "Sadie" Mongan, 75, of 30 E. Church St., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at her son's home in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 14, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lewis M. and Sarah E. Dickerhoof Weaver.

She was employed by the Washington County Board of Education at Western Heights Middle School and Conococheague Elementary School, retiring in 1988. She was previously employed by The Herald-Mail Co.

She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport, and served as pianist, organist and choir director.

She was a member of Maryland PTA Association, Washington County Educational Secretaries Association, and was an officer in the Williamsport Senior Citizens Group.

She is survived by one daughter, B. Sue Brennan of Clear Spring; three sons, Donald E. Mongan Jr. and Charles H. Mongan Sr., both of Hagerstown, and Thomas A. Mongan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her companion of 20 years, Paul E. Burns Sr. of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an aunt and uncle Robert R. and Dorothy Dickerhoof Palmer, who raised her; and three sisters, Louise Hill, Adelaide Morris and Dorothy Carter.

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