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Obituaries for 1/24

January 24, 2002

Obituaries for 1/24



Lester J. Warden


Lester Jerl Warden, 97, of 1635 Edgewood Place, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at The Village of Robinwood, Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 17, 1905, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late W. Ralph and Gertrude Glesner Warden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen R. Warden, in 1991.

He was employed by Interwoven from 1929 until retiring in 1968. He worked at the Tortuga Restaurant.

He was a member of Christ's Reformed Church.

He was a member of BPO Elks 378; and Eagles Club of Hagerstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Marlene H. Shank of Hagerstown and Norma L. Winpigler of Frederick, Md.; a son, Galen R. Warden of Conroe, Texas; two sisters, Minerva Fitz of Harrisburg, Pa. and Elizabeth Wingert of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, M. Richard Warden of Dade City, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by a son, William J. Warden; a sister, Mary Long; and a brother, Paul Warden.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Genny Brown Daniel will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Aspiring to Serve, Building Campaign, Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Jessie E. Clevenger


HALLTOWN, W.Va. - Jessie Elizabeth Clevenger, 92, of Halltown, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Shenandoah Health Village Center, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born March 24, 1909, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Sr. and Jessie Hill Gray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Clevenger.

She was a member of Halltown Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Charles Town Chapter 128 Order of the Eastern Star; Harpers Ferry Women's Club; Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Doris Costello and Myrna Bowers, both of Halltown, W.Va., and Sharon Bond of Jarrettsville, Md.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary A. Peacher and Virginia P. Trail; and six brothers, Norman H. Gray, Nathaniel Gray Jr., Charles A. Gray, Robert L. Gray, Hamel H. Gray and Oral S. Gray.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Halltown Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Alvin Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Halltown Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, c/o Myrna Bowers, P.O. Box 1, Halltown, WV 25423.




Lee M. Richards


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Lee M. Richards, 79, of Westview Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 16, 1922, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Herman and Etta Engles Richards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena M. Crouse Richards, in 1969.

He had owned and operated a salvage business.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster and the EME Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, among other medals.

He was a member of Needmore Full Gospel Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Nancy A. Lewis of Warfordsburg, Pa., Sandra J. Leedy and Alice M. VanGosen, both of Needmore, and Brenda L. Waugh of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; three sons, Robert L. Richards and David R. Richards, both of Needmore, and John A. Richards of Keyser, W.Va.; three sisters, Geneva Carnell of St. Thomas, Pa., Mildred McFadden of Big Cove Tannery, Pa. and Helen Clever of Greencastle, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Needmore Full Gospel Church. The Revs. James Gheen and Samuel Finley will officiate. Burial with military honors by Fulton Honor Guard will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, which will open at 2 p.m.; and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.




Cleona O. Lockhart


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cleona O. Lockhart, 83, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born in Wood County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Della VanFossen Lockhart.

She retired from City Hospital as a nurse anesthetist.

She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Blair of Hagerstown; two sisters, Jean Davis and Dora Lockhart, both of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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