Obituaries for 1/8

January 08, 2002

Obituaries for 1/8

Nettie V. Kemrer

CAMP HILL, Pa. - Nettie Virginia Kemrer, 107, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Halifax, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township, Pa.

Born Jan. 4, 1895, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Otto Filmore and Mary Ann Griffith Churchey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Maurice Kemrer.

She operated an ice cream parlor from her home in Harrisburg, Pa., and operated a vegetable and flower stand.

She was a member of Zion United Methodist/Powell's Valley Church, Halifax.

She was cited in the 1930s by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for her contributions toward rural electrification in the Halifax area.

She is survived by five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathryn Spier and Annice Bowman; and a son, John Kemrer.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lemoyne, 324 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, Pa. The Rev. Jennifer Parks-Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township, Pa.


Viewing will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist/Powell's Valley Church, P.O. Box 529, Halifax, PA 17032; or American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-2527.

Ellen K. Brechbill

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Ellen K. Brechbill, 92, of Messiah Village, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the village.

Born Feb. 17, 1909, in Roaring Spring, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Ober and Cora Feather Kanode.

She was a 1928 graduate of Morrison's Cove Vocational High School, and attended Messiah Bible College in Grantham, Pa.

She did mission work for the Brethren in Christ Church in Kentucky. She and her husband served in Brethren in Christ missions in Michigan and Saskatchewan, Canada; and in pastorates in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Earl D. Brechbill of Messiah Village, whom she married March 30, 1930; three daughters, Leola Herr of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Faye Shelly of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Charlotte White of Guilford, Conn.; one son, J. Albert Brechbill of Big Pool; two sisters, Leora Kanode and Elda Kanode, both of Messiah Village; one brother, Jesse Kanode of Sundance, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Ky R. Searcy will officiate. Burial and graveside service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Pa.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Messiah Village Chapel in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church in Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to Brethren in Christ World Missions, 431 Grantham Road, Grantham, PA 17027; or The Endowment Fund, Messiah Village, P.O. Box 2015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Arrangements are by S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury, Pa.

Bette Y. Sursaw

BETHESDA, Md. - Bette Y. Sursaw, 62, of Bethesda, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Bethesda.

Born June 3, 1939, in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Mary Roberta Offutt Young.

She was employed as an office manager for Dr. John Chick in Washington, and was a bookkeeper for B.I.D.A. in Bethesda.

She was a member of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Md., where she was an usher.

She was a member of Order of the Amaranth and Order of the Eastern Star, both in Kensington, Md.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur A.C. Sursaw; a daughter, Anne M. McComas of Baltimore; a son, Robert W. Bergen of Bethesda; a sister, Barbara Young Windsor of Keedysville; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Young.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Boonsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Arnold S. Young Jr. will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Gwendolyn C. Henderson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gwendolyn C. Henderson, 72, of 1118 Brandon Drive, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Clarence R. Shreiner and Mary Alice Sanders Shreiner Zimmerman.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Charles M. Henderson; a daughter, Taryn R. Oyler of Chambersburg; a sister, Julia A. Shrew of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gregory L. Shaffer; and a brother, Thornton Shreiner.

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