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Obituaries for 5/18

May 18, 2001

Obituaries for 5/18



Donald E. Miner


Donald Eugene Miner, 66, of 12309 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his home.

Born Aug. 15, 1934, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Clyde William and Catherine Jane Baker Miner.

He retired from Mack Trucks.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church.

He was a member of five softball teams and four leagues including, Washington County Over 55 League, Senior Softball League of Frederick, Md., Senior Softball League of Montgomery County, Md. and Montgomery County 65ers.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Reed Miner; a son, Donald E. Miner II of Hagerstown; two sisters, Barbara Myers and Nancy Taylor, both of Hagerstown.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Hudson.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. Pastors Rob Cahill, Nelson Martin and John J. Mowen and Lay Minster Harry Coken will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, PA 17225; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Allen E. Stoops


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Allen E. Stoops, 87, of Menno-Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 2681 St. Paul Road and Mont Alto, Pa., died Thursday, May 17, 2001.

Born Nov. 27, 1913, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of Zeno Lloyd and Irene Masters Stoops.

He attended Quincy Township schools; and New Bloomfield schools in Perry County, Pa.

He was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.; and by Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, on the erecting floor and later as an inspector. He retired in 1978.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater as a glider trooper.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Fish and Game Association; William Max Mclaughlin VFW Post 695 of Waynesboro; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 of Chambersburg; Disabled American Veterans; a former member of South Chapter 2977 AARP; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel W. Wells Stoops, whom he married Oct. 13, 1953; a half-sister, Josephine Stephenson of Hemet, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard P. Stoops and Lawrence I. Stoops; a half-sister, Edna Masters; and three half-brothers, Louis Masters, George Masters and Clinton Masters.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services Foundation, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404-1999.




Kathryn H. Gaines


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Kathryn Hitt Gaines, 82, of Route 1, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1918, in Amissville, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Eustus and Ethel Cornelia Hitt.

She retired as owner and operator of Witts Inn Antique Shop in Amissville.

She is survived by two sons, Ludlow Gaines of Leesburg, Va. and David Gaines of Harpers Ferry; a sister, Hilda Eckard of Culpeper, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Home in Culpeper. The Rev. Marvin C. Cook will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, 9735 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031.

Local arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.




Barbara J. Murphy


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Barbara Jill Murphy, 53, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her home.

Born Sept. 22, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James and Patricia Cahill Murphy.

She worked for United Airlines.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

She is survived by a sister, Lynn Murphy of Downers Grove, Ill.; and two brothers, Robert Murphy and Dennis Murphy, both of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Terrence Murphy.

Services will be held in Downers Grove.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home.




James F. Rubeck


CLEAR SPRING - James Frederick Rubeck, 80, of 35 N. Mill St., died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 16, 1921, near Big Spring, he was the son of the late Frederick and Sally Wiley Rubeck.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft after 43 years. He took care of the lawn at St. Paul Cemetery for 15 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring.

He was a member of AARP.

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