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January 18, 2002

Obituaries for 1/18

Jessie L. Dillow


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jessie Logue Dillow, 97, of Walnut Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at the home of her son in Walnut Grove.

Born Aug. 30, 1904, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Rebecca Elizabeth Longerbeam Engle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George David Dillow, in 1975.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Murrill Hill United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where she was a former member of the choir and Ladies Aide Society. She attended Pentecostal Holiness Temple in Bakerton, W.Va.

She is survived by two sons, David L. Dillow of Charles Town, and Donald E. Dillow of Millville, W.Va.; and two grandsons, Michael S. Dillow of Charles Town, and Donald E. Dillow of Bunker Hill, W.Va.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca E. Dillow; four sisters, Dena Dillow, Emma Dillow, Mary Ott and Anna Dillow; and five brothers, James Engle, Otho Engle, Charles Engle, Raymond Engle and Shannon Engle.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Ronald Nick will officiate. Burial will be in Murrill Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Pentecostal Holiness Temple, c/o Rev. Ronald Nick, P.O. Box 12, Summit Point, WV 25446.




Betty J. Lehman


Betty J. Horning Lehman, 72, of 21606 Leiter St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 23, 1929, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel James and Violetta Etta Young Horning.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston E. Lehman Sr., in 1999.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy J. Lehman of Hagerstown, and Betty J. Lehman-Lloyd of Smithsburg; three sons, Samuel R. Lehman of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Thomas E. Lehman of Smithsburg, and Robert L. Lehman of Hagerstown; three sisters, Ruth Horst of Chambersburg, Pa., Olive M. Schuchman of Greencastle, Pa., and Esther Thomas of Boonsboro; a brother, James Horning of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Preston E. Lehman Jr.; a sister, Viola Rudy; and a grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wayside Baptist Church. The Rev. Odell Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown; and Saturday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wayside Baptist Church, 21303 Leiter St., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Elmer D. Divelbiss


Elmer David Divelbiss, 80, of 1082 Marshall St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank Lester and Celia May Murray Divelbiss.

He retired from Hagerstown Produce.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

He was a member of American Legion Clear Spring Post 222.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Shepherd Divelbiss; a daughter, Carolyn Hoover of Fairplay; four sisters, Phyllis Fink of Huyetts, Ruth McNairn of Hagerstown, Joyce Ernst of Mercersburg, Pa., and Edna Divelbiss of Clear Spring; two brothers, Frank Divelbiss of Chambersburg, Pa., and Richard Divelbiss of Clear Spring; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Beatrice Weller Divelbiss; a son, Michael D. Divelbiss; four sisters, Isabel Gress, Margaret Stover, Helen Pike and Mary Ellen Higgins; and three brothers, Grant Divelbiss, Walter Divelbiss and Raymond Divelbiss.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, with military services by American Legion Post 222.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Dorothy A. Robinson


SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Dorothy Ann "Dot" Robinson, 64, of 540 White Oak Trail, and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn.

Born May 8, 1937, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late John Lindsay and Pauline Southard Fairfax.

She was a 1955 graduate of Brunswick High School.

She was a former employee of the National Geographic Society.

She was a member of Knoxville (Md.) Bible Church.

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