Obituaries for 4/24

April 23, 2001

Obituaries for 4/24

Elsie V. Sites

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Elsie V. Carson Sites, 76, of 14565 Carrosmar Farm Road, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her home.

Born Dec. 18, 1924, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Della V. Dick Carson.

Her husband, Bolton A. Sites, died Jan. 7, 1968. They were married March 24, 1944.

She was employed as a short order cook at Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Blue Ridge Summit, from 1964 until her retirement in 1999.

She is survived by two sisters, Mazie Murdorf of Fairfield, and Florence Royer of Accident, Md.; three brothers, John C. Carson and Merle V. Carson, both of Waynesboro, and Ira L. Carson of Gettysburg, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by six sisters, Gertrude Brown, Pearl Carson, Frances Carson, Lottie Cool, Mary Bloom and Mae Belle Williams; and three brothers, Richard Carson, Charles Carson and Dallas Carson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Fountaindale Union Cemetery, Adams County, Pa.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ordean K. Bakner Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ordean Kenneth Bakner Sr., 70, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and 7290 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 25, 1930, in Fairview, Pa., he was the son of the late John N. and Lydia Ann Misner Bakner.

He attended Tomstown School.

He did masonry work; then did construction work in Washington, D.C. Prior to retiring in 1979, he worked as a forklift operator at Grove Manufacturing, Shady Grove, Pa., for five years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Fairview Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene D. Burns Bakner, who he married Sept. 3, 1950; a son, Ordean K. Bakner Jr. of Quincy; four daughters, Marlene D. Martin of St. Thomas, Pa., Wanda K. Ulrich and Jody L. Fleagle, both of Quincy, and Melissa A. Case of Waynesboro; two sisters, Mary A. Sease, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and Betty S. Creager of Fairview; two brothers, Norman W. Bakner of Mont Alto, Pa., and Eugene F. Bakner of Quincy; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie N. Cearfoss and Alice M. Bakner; and five brothers, Ralph W. Bakner, Robert J. Bakner, Donald W. Bakner, Richard O. Bakner and Glen R. Bakner.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The revs. Dale R. Martin and John D. Lehman will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Quincy.

The family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pa. Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Irene F. Saxton

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Irene F. Tripe Saxton, 85, of South Mountain Restoration Center, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Darwin, Mich., she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Negron Tripe.

Her husband, Orville Saxton, died in 1937. They were married in 1936.

She was a graduate of Morrisville (Pa.) High School, and completed two years of business training at Ryder College in Trenton, N.J.

She was a factory worker at the Rubber Mill in Morrisville.

She was a Catholic.

She is survived by a granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Lyons.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Morrisville Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Wilbur T. Foust

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilbur T. Foust, 74, of 721 Stouffer Ave., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 20, 1927, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Ira F. Sr. and Emma G. Wenger Foust.

He retired as a fork lift operator from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg in 1979.

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

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church and attended Grace Brethren Church, both of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen J. Evans Foust, whom he married Jan. 1, 1976; a daughter, Judy Ann Reeder of Chambersburg; a son, Ronald L. Foust of Chambersburg; a stepdaughter, Deborah Sanders of Chambersburg; two sisters, Ruth Bless of Chambersburg, and Emma Bless of Boothwyn, Pa.; a brother, Ira F. Foust Jr. of Shippensburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-granddaughters; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Foust, Clarence Foust, Paul Foust and Roy Foust; two sisters, Margaret Ricker and Alice Burkholder; three infant brothers; an infant sister; and a granddaughter.

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