Obituaries for 4/25

April 24, 2001

Obituaries for 4/25

Alice M. Whitman

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Alice M. Whitman, 94, of Shenandoah Junction, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home.

Born Feb. 5, 1907, in Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late George and Bell Torbet Marsh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Whitman.

She retired after 33 years as food service director with Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith D. Tressler of Shenandoah Junction; one brother, Frank Marsh of California; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Lee Arnett; three sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Summit Point Road, Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va.


The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., in Charles Town.

Bret L. Miller

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bret L. Miller, infant son of Clarence R. Miller Jr. of St. Thomas, Pa., and Teresa Thomas of Chambersburg, died at birth Sunday, April 23, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents Shirley Thomas and Ronnie Thomas, both of Chambersburg; paternal grandparents Shirley McCartney of St. Thomas, Pa., and Clarence R. Miller Sr. of Chambersburg; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Jean Thomas of Chambersburg; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Viola Black of Three Springs, Pa.; three aunts, one uncle and a great-uncle.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Brumbaugh Cemetery in Riddlesburg, Pa. The Rev. Sampson R. Myers will officiate.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

Evelyn R. Cone

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Evelyn R. Cone, 71, of 219 Hartzell Drive, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Brownsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Timko Cone.

She was a 1947 graduate of Brownsville High School; and graduated summa cum laude in 1951 from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

She retired from the Chambersburg Area School District, where she taught music for 30 years at Fayetteville, Marion, Duffield, Guilford Hills and Falling Spring elementary schools.

She was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, and served as pianist.

She was a member and worthy matron of Martha Custis Chapter 342 Order of Eastern Star in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Lorilyn S. Kauffman of Fayetteville; one son, Andrew Scatena of Fayetteville; two sisters, Betty Gramata and Ann Hulsman, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Elmer Cone of Somerset, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 125 Park Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert E. Taylor will officiate. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, in Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 125 Park Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to VH1 Save the Music, 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Sara R. Linger

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sara Ruth Linger, 84, of Martinsburg, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at City Hospital.

Born May 31, 1916, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Willard Hunter Sr. and Ella Rose Marshall Grimes.

Her husband, Roderick Benton Linger, died in 1994. They were married in 1948.

She was a 1934 graduate of Martinsburg High School, and earned a standard normal certificate from Shepherd College in 1936. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Shepherd College in 1941, and did graduate study at West Virginia University.

A retired teacher, she taught at Winchester Avenue, High Street and Pikeside elementary schools and at schools in Washington County. She had been a librarian with New York City Public Library.

During World War II she served with the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. War Department in the Japanese decoding section of the Signal Corps.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Fidelis Sunday School class, had been a Sunday school teacher, financial secretary and was member of the administrative board.

She was a member of Berkeley County Retired Teachers Association, Golden Rule Chapter 69 Order of the Eastern Star and had been a member of Asbury Home Guild.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Marshall Linger of Martinsburg and Perth, Australia; one son, James C. Linger of Tulsa, Okla.; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Hunter Grimes Jr.

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