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Obituaries for 5/14

May 14, 2001

Obituaries for 5/14



Guy L. DeShong


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Guy Leroy DeShong, 80, of 5451 Black Bear Road, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 22, 1921, in Harrisonville, Pa., he was the son of the late Gilbert and Roxie Sipes DeShong.

He retired from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as a senior toll collector.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as an MP.

He attended Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Mellott DeShong, whom he married March 7, 1942; three daughters, Gloria Krocker of Waynesboro, Pa., Sonya Mellott of Beaver Springs, Pa., and Vivian Colleen Shenk of Carlisle, Pa.; a son, Kerry DeShong of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters; three brothers; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery, Needmore.

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The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville; and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.




Kevin B. Erler


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -Kevin B. Erler, 39, of 5400 Lincoln Way East, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 16, 1961, in Jeanette, Pa., he was the son of Kenneth J. Erler of Chambersburg and the late Nancy D. Deutsch Erler.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

He was a service representative for Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., for 20 years.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chambersburg.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Melissa R. Guyer Erler, whom he married June 16, 2000; a daughter, Alicia A. Erler of Newville, Pa.; a son, Alan S. Erler of Newville; five sisters, Jamie Bowers, Staci L. Rezler and Courtney S. Patterson, all of Salt Lake City, Heidi L. Heil of Brigham City, Utah, and Shannon R. Hurley of Waynesboro, Pa.; and two brothers, Greg D. Erler of Mont Alto, Pa., and Mark R. Erler of Chambersburg.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg. Bishop Roger Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the church.




Mary A. Eigenbrode


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary A. "Brownie" Embly Eigenbrode, 88, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 17, 1912, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Sudie Needy Embly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin M. Eigenbrode, in 1978. They were married June 30, 1934.

She attended Waynesboro area schools.

She retired in 1977 from the Waynesboro School District, where she worked as a cook in the cafeterias. Earlier, she was employed as a seamstress for Stanley Co., Chambersburg; and in the tool shipping department of Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro.

She was a member of Rouzerville Church of the Brethren, Rouzerville, Pa.

She is survived by a son, Gary E. Eigenborde of Mont Alto, Pa.; two brothers, Richard Embly of Waynesboro and Mitchell Embly of State Line, Pa.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, George Thomas Eigenbrode; two sisters, Cora G. West and Kathryn Hartman; and two brothers, Robert Embly and Theodore Embly.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. John J. Mowen will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery near Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Rouzerville Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 92, Rouzerville, PA 17250.




M. Priscilla Cramer


UPPER DARBY, Pa. - M. Priscilla Cramer, 77, of 7100 Ruskin Lane and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Upper Darby.

Born June 1, 1923, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and Lilian Atherton Cramer.

She was a 1940 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1941 graduate of the former Eckels School of Embalming in Philadelphia.

She retired from the former H. Royer Smith Co. in Philadelphia after 35 years. Upon graduation from mortuary school, she served an internship with her father at the former H.W. Cramer Funeral Home in Chambersburg, and received her license to practice in Pennsylvania as a mortician prior to moving to Philadelphia.

She is survived by a sister, Zana Allison of Harrisburg, Pa.; two brothers, William Herbert Cramer of Estero, Fla., and Harold Arthur Cramer of Pasadena, Fla.; three nephews; and two great-nephews.

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