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Obituaries for 2/2

February 04, 2002

Obituaries for 2/2



Julia B. Grove


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Julia Bonita "Bonny" McLaughlin Grove, 82, of 321 W. Main St., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Aug. 17, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles H. and Kathryn Montgomery McLaughlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Grove, in 1995.

She was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School; and a 1940 graduate of the Washington County School of Nursing, receiving a registered nursing degree.

She worked at the Pentagon in Alexandria, Va., retiring in 1979. Earlier, she worked as nurse at the Carlisle, Pa. Army War College; and Fort Hamilton Veteran's Hospital in New York.

She served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Nurses during World War II.

She attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fayetteville.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Deason of Chambersburg; one son, Carlton P. Chandler of Easton, Pa.; one granddaughter, Angela Robertson of Forest Hill, Md.; and three great-grandchildren.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. David L. Hefner will officiate.

Burial with military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 44 E. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222.




Treacie M. Wenger


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Treacie Mae Wenger, 91, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, formerly of 2145 Hillview Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 25, 1910, in Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David H. and Ora Mae Stambaugh Imler.

Her husband, Norman B. Wenger, died May 23, 1971.

She retired from Knouse Foods with 20 years of service and before that, had worked on the family farm and had been employed as a waitress at various area restaurants.

She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Daphney Upperman of Fayetteville; one stepdaughter, Lucille Cunningham of Mercersburg, Pa.; one stepson, Raymond Wenger of Chambersburg; 27 step-grandchildren; and a number of step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred H. Imler; four stepsons, Norman Wenger Jr., who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, Garnet Wenger, Lawrence Wenger and H. Richard Wenger; and one step-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 99 Miller Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald M. Bohn and the Rev. Robert Dean Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, in St. Thomas, Pa.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.




Catherine M. High


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catherine M. Meyers High, 86, of 7462 Talhelm Road, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born March 29, 1915, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Lizzie E. Myers Meyers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shull P. High, in 1993. They were married Jan. 12, 1935.

She was a homemaker. Earlier, she worked at local garment factories, including the former Stanley Co., Fulton Knit and Tracey Fashions, all of Chambersburg.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, near Chambersburg, where she was a member of Ladies Sewing Circle.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Rescue Hose Company 1 of Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by four daughters, Ruby E. Shank, Delores Lapole, Janice Baer and Dorothy Richmond, all of Chambersburg; one son, Paul E. High of Chambersburg; one brother, Christian E. Meyers of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Musser and an infant, Dena Meyers; and two brothers, Paul Meyers and Isaac Meyers.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Revs. Wilbur Benner and Ky Searcy will officiate. Burial will be in Coble Cemetery near St. Thomas, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Violet M. VanSant


Violet Mae VanSant, 89, of 17821 Greentree Lane, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 19, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Nora Lantz Stouffer.

Her husband of 55 years, Wallace Abel VanSant, died Sept. 11, 1993.

She owned and operated, with her husband, Wally's Liquors in Hancock, until retirement. Before that, she was employed by Oswald & Oswald Attorneys and Fairchild Industries.

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