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Obituaries for 5/4

May 04, 2001

Obituaries for 5/4



Esther C. McFerren


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Esther C. Baer McFerren, 77, of 531 Cleveland Ave., died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Gilson Paul and Mary Olive Hoover Baer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. McFerren, in 1995. They were married July 18, 1942.

She attended Washington Township, Pa. schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Waynesboro.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by three sons, John P. McFerren, Robert E. McFerren and Donald E. McFerren, all of Waynesboro; three sisters, Mary Walker and Harriet Baer, both of Waynesboro, and Betsy Blair of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Edward L. Baer and William H. Baer, both of Waynesboro; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Garrett; and two brothers, infant Kenneth Baer and Alvin Baer.

A memorial service will be Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall, 3901 Waynescastle Road in Waynesboro. Minister William Vanderau will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall, 3901 Waynescastle Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Elizabeth M. Donovan


PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Elizabeth Marie Donovan, 96, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Elliott, Pa.

Born Sept. 21, 1904, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Miller Deiseroth.

Her husband, Regis Donovan, died in 1973.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty M. Hogue of Elliott, Pa., and Ellen D. Fulton of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Robert Deiseroth of Hickory, Pa., and Paul Deiseroth of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Anthony Staabs Funeral Home in Pittsburgh. Burial was in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




Edna D. Shriner


MIDDLETOWN, Md - Edna D. Shriner, 87, of Lockwood Heights, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born March 7, 1914, in Albany, Ga., she was the daughter of the late George D. and Ida P. Newell McMichael.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Shriner Sr., in 1975.

She is survived by a daughter, Rose Marie Spiegel of Middletown; a son, George D. Shriner of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two brothers, George McMichael of Orlando, Fla. and William McMichael of Brentwood, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Shriner Jr.; and a daughter, Helen P. Rohrer.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Monongahela Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Donora, Pa. The Rev. Ray Ursin will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Myersville Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 95, Myersville, MD 21773.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.




Howard S. Geiselman Jr.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Howard S. "Slim" Geiselman Jr., 83, of 708 Prospect Ave., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his home.

Born Jan. 4, 1918, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Howard S. Sr. and Clara Mae Hanstine Geiselman.

He was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He retired in 1982 after 22 1/2 years of service with Franklin County Housing Authority, where he was executive director. Prior to that he had been employed by South Penn Power Company in Waynesboro.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, where he served as elder, deacon, trustee and on the memorial committee.

He was past chairman of Waynesboro Borough Authority, a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731 and former North Chapter 739 AARP, all of Waynesboro, and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife of more than 53 years, Florence Small Geiselman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Williams and the Rev. Linda Bergseng-Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, near Waynesboro.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Katherine C. Reisenweber


BALDWIN, Md. - Katherine Cleveland Reisenweber, 94, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Baltimore.

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