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Obituaries for 2/19

February 19, 2002

Obituaries for 2/19



William H. Poffenberger


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - William Haller Poffenberger, 76, of 22220 Old National Pike, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at his home.

Born July 6, 1925, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Victor and Phoebe Haller Poffenberger.

His wife, Audrey Lorraine Moser Poffenberger, died Sept. 21, 1986.

He was employed as a truck driver by Everett V. Moser Concrete Co., Middletown, until his retirement.

He was a member of Clopper American Legion Post 10, Boonsboro; and the National Rifle Association.

He was a born-again Christian.

He is survived by three daughters, Beverly K. Brunner, Sue McDermott and Kelli D. Kidd, all of Middletown; two sons, William E. Poffenberger and Michael E. Poffenberger, both of Middletown; three sisters, Louise Bidle and Helen Kline, both of Hagerstown, and Pauline Hughes of Sharpsburg; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson; two sisters; and three brothers.

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Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799.




June C. Barnhart


June Carmen Barnhart, 80, of Beverly Health Care, and formerly of 11609 Peacock Trail, Hagers-town, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 26, 1921, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Helen Humelsine Lowery.

Her husband, Albert "Ab" Barnhart, died Jan. 15, 1980.

She was a graduate of Hagers-town High School.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital for 27 years. She worked as a substitute teacher for the Washington County Board of Education.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, taught the Willing Workers Sunday School class and was head of the Kitchen Committee.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandy Crum of Walkersville, Md.; four sons, Albert Barnhart Jr., Jeff Barnhart and David Barnhart, all of Hagerstown, and Charles L. Barnhart of Gaithersburg, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Johnston; and a brother, Robert Lowery.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday 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 Grace United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Mabel E. Fisher


KEEDYSVILLE - Mabel Elizabeth Fisher, 89, of 5341 Red Hill Road, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 28, 1912, in Rohrersville, she was the daughter of the late Addie Florence Poffenberger Stine.

She was employed at Woodward and Lothrop department store in Washington, D.C.; and the Boonsboro Livestock Auction.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville.

She was a member of the Blue Ridge Riding Club and the McClellan Gun Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Fisher of Hagerstown; her companion, H. Leon Young of Keedysville; and a niece.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lester B. Fisher Jr.; and two sisters, Mary M. Horine and Mildred Stine Eakle.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Eleanor S. Doub will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 600 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Audrey J. Stottlemyer


HARMONY, Md. - Audrey J. Stottlemyer, 47, of Harmony, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Sept. 29, 1954, in Frederick, she was the daughter of Merle D. and Jane L. Ford Ballam of Harmony.

She was a graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School; Frederick Community College; and received a degree in accounting in 1993 from Mount Saint Mary's. She received her CPA in 1995.

She was a partner in Keeney and Stottlemyer LLC, Frederick.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, Md., where she was current president of the United Methodist Women and church treasurer. She was a member of the finance committee and church council. She formerly chaired the Christian Education Committee and the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.

She was a member of the Middletown High School Band Boosters and served as vice president, treasurer and secretary. She was a member of The Maryland Society of Accountants.

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