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Obituaries for 1/13

January 14, 2002

Obituaries for 1/13



Mildred E. Chambers


RANSON, W.Va. - Mildred Elizabeth "Middy" Chambers, 64, of Ranson, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at her home.

Born March 22, 1937, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank George and Frances Brady Comer.

She was a 1956 graduate of Charles Town High School.

She had been employed as a senior operator for eight years at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson. She had worked for the Civil Engineering Department at the 167th Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard Unit in Martinsburg, W.Va.; and was a teaching aide in the Berkeley County School System.

She was a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town.

She served several terms on the Ranson City Council; and had been the Ranson City Recorder.

She is survived by her husband, Rickard W. "Rick" Chambers, whom she married in 1976; two daughters, Cynthia Bender Smith of Inwood, W.Va. and Brenda Bender Moore of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a sister, Doris Ann Coolidge of Spring Hill, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 300 E. Congress St., Charles Town. The Rev. Melanie McCarley will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV 25414.




Deanna J. Tarner


Deanna Jane Tarner, 58, of 317 Mitchell Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Arbie and Lana Martz Sweigert.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital in environmental services for 10 years.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of Long Meadow Wednesday Morning Ladies Bowling League.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Hoffman of Clear Spring, Tina Baechtel and Jodi Gossard, both of Hagerstown; a son, James Tarner Jr. of Stokes Dale, N.C.; two sisters, Sidney Jean Morris of Benton, Alaska and Carol Winters of Hagerstown; five brothers, Roland Sweigert of Florida, Fred Sweigert of Boonsboro, James Sweigert of West Virginia, Gary Sweigert of Hagerstown and Roy Sweigert of Sharpsburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Wesley Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Helen E. Harnish


Helen Elizabeth Harnish, 87, of 109 N. Mont Valla Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Hagerstown.

Born March 20, 1914, in Leitersburg, she was the daughter of the late Roy Brown and Fannie Elizabeth Wolfe Rinehart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Glenn Harnish, in 1956.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Factory; and L'Aiglon Co.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Socks of Boonsboro and Nancy Huntsberger of Hagerstown; a son, Gary Harnish of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters, Vivian Younker of Hagerstown and Evelyn Mohler of Dunwoody, Ga.; a brother, Raymond Rinehart of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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




Margaret B. Maloney


LANCASTER, Pa. - Margaret Beatress Maloney, 82, of 1703 Marietta Ave., and formerly of Baltimore and Potomac, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Lancaster.

Born Nov. 12, 1919, in Highfield, Md., she was the daughter of the late John E. Boone Sr. and Rae Delauter Boone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Maloney Jr., in 1991.

She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Baltimore; and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

She was nationally known for her art of cooking.

She was a member of American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies.

She was a past member of Bethesda (Md.) Antique Club.

She is survived by a son, Liam Maloney of Lancaster; four sisters, Genevieve Zimmerman of Prior Lake, Minn., Eileen Seward of Williamsburg, Va., Raeann Martin of Raleigh, N.C. and Nancy Carolyn Todd of Prince Frederick, Md.; a brother, John E. Boone Jr. of Hagerstown; and a grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert C. Lehman will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 15 Randolph St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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