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November 23, 2001

Obituaries for 11/23



Winifred L. Peters

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Winifred L. Leberknight Peters, 76, of 31 Armory Drive and formerly of Saltillo, Pa., and Three Springs, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at her home.

Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Huntingdon County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Hershey Hamman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar D. Peters, in 1982, and by her first husband, H. Edgar Leberknight, in 1971.

She had been employed for a number of years by the former American-Can Co. in Chambersburg. Later, she worked at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for more than 26 years, retiring in 1993. At her death, she was employed part-time at The New Texas Lunch in Chambersburg.

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She was a member of Chambersburg Bible Church.

She was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1063 of Chambersburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Truett, Linda L. Brooks and Dawn C. Strock, all of Chambersburg; two sons, Edgar W. Leberknight Sr. of Chambersburg and Leonard Harry Leberknight of St. Thomas, Pa.; three sisters, Cora Rogers of Pittsburg, Calif., and Ann Hackenberg and Clara Marie Pisle, both of Chambersburg; nine brothers, Paul Hamman of Saxton, Pa., Gerald Hamman of Myrtle Creek, Ore., Cecil Hamman, Fred Hamman and Ronald Hamman, all of Three Springs, Bill Hamman and Howard Hamman, both of McVeytown, Pa., Emory Hamman of Walnut Bottom, Pa., and Thurman Hamman of Fort Loudon, Pa.; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and a great-grandson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John R. Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Margaret A. McCarney

OAKWOOD, Ohio - Margaret A. Toms McCarney, 81, of 251 Dellwood Ave. and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., Gettysburg, Pa., and Middlesboro, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.

Born Nov. 7, 1920, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Brinton and Grace P. Harbaugh Toms.

She was a graduate of Washington Township High School, near Rouzerville, Pa.

She was employed by Wood Embly Brass Foundry near Rouzerville, Pa. in the office and later by Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., in the office for 30 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Middlesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar S. McCarney, whom she married July 3, 1941; a daughter, Linda McCarney Berutti of Dayton; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Stephen B. McCarney; three sisters, Burma, Hazel and Ruth; and six brothers, Hubert Toms, Lloyd Toms, Lester Toms, Claude Toms, John Toms and Lee Toms.

Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to a charity of one's choice.

William V. Niemyer

William V. Niemyer, 91, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1909, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry V. and Rama B. Mose Niemyer.

He was a 1928 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Brandt Cabinet Works and Eastern Grain Growers and retired from Hagerstown Trust Co. in 1972.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown, where he had been the librarian, a deacon and the financial secretary.

He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 217 AF& AM, the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay and Hagerstown Forrest 95 Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rachel E. Bowman Niemyer; two daughters, Carolyn B. Amsley and Linda A. Baker, both of Hagerstown; a granddaughter, Kelly L. Shank; a grandson, Brian K. Hammond; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The Revs. G. David Shreeves and Robert L. Regenold will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Visitation also will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, William V. Niemyer Memorial Fund, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Clara L. Helman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Clara Lucille Rowe Helman, 79, of 5987 Altenwald Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Waynesboro Hospital.

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