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January 18, 2002

Obituaries for 1/17



Sally A. Baker


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Sally A. Baker, 50, of 4599 McClays Mill Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Manorcare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 5, 1951, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Helen Mellott Knepper of Martinsburg, Pa. and the late Harry S. Knepper.

She was a 1969 graduate of Forbes Road High School.

She was employed by T. B. Woods and Son in Chambersburg for 32 years, as a marketing services analyst. She was named Employee of the Month for June 2001.

She was a member of Center United Methodist Church in Waterfall, Pa.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Leonard R. Baker; a stepdaughter, Stacy R. Cronmiller of Sheffield, Pa.; two sisters, Doretta K. Mellott of Hustontown, Pa. and Neva G. Houck of Waterfall; two brothers, Dick A. Knepper and Henry W. Knepper, both of Hustontown; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by an infant son, Matthew R. Baker.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. The Rev. Kenneth Cornelius will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 W. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Inc., 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Edison L. Monk


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Dr. Edison L. Monk, 56, of Middletown, died of brain cancer Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at his home.

Born May 29, 1945, in Culloden, W.Va., he was the son of Nina Monk of Culloden and the late Edison Monk.

He was a graduate of Berea College in Berea, Ky. He received his master's degree and doctorate from Purdue University.

He was employed as a drug reviewer in the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md. for 24 years.

He was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and was a member of the finance committee.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Helen Monk; three children, Julie Monk, at home, Eric Monk of Manassas, Va. and Mark Monk of Shrewsbury, Pa.; seven sisters and brothers, Glenna Roush of Columbus, Ohio, Larry Monk of Millwood, W.Va., Forrest Monk, Linda Hatfield, Sharon Lovely, Charles Monk and Judy Alford, all of Culloden; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Middletown United Methodist Church. The Revs. Susan Halse and Joe Conte will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Circle, Middletown, MD 21769; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-0799.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, Md.




Walter W. Frazier


WOLFSVILLE - Walter Wishard "Bud" Frazier, 76, of Wolfsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 8, 1925, near Edgemont, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence Norwood and Ludie Mae Wissinger Frazier.

He was employed by construction companies as a laborer. He worked for Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. as a janitor in the foundry and in the maintenance department at the Washington County Board of Education.

He attended First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jane Kline Frazier; a son, Douglas Alan Frazier of Boonsboro; two adopted children, Deborah Ann Ardinger of Hagerstown and Charles Eugene Frazier of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Anna Mae Stauffer of Millsboro, Del.; a brother, Chester Frazier of Hagers-town; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Katherine Zell, Margaret Miller and Viola Byrem; and two brothers, Earl Frazier and Clarence Frazier.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Wolfsville. The Rev. Randy Reid will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wolfsville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown.




Richard E. Kirk


Richard Eugene Kirk, 78, of 18615 Donald St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at his home.

Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Duncannon, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond Kirk Sr. and Mary Graham Kirk.

He was employed as an electrician by Frick Co. in Waynesboro; Fairchild Industries in Hagers-town; and North Haven Mobile Homes in Hagerstown. He retired in 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Beryl Burns Kirk, whom he married May 3, 1945; four daughters, Marelin Sites of Mercersburg, Pa., Donna Shirkey and Rita Timmons, both of Hagerstown, and Mary Smith of Cumberland, Md.; three sons, Terrence Kirk of Martinsburg, W.Va., Richard Kirk Jr. of Greencastle, Pa. and Raymond Kirk of Florida; a sister; a brother; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

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