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Obituaries for 2/21

February 21, 2002

Obituaries for 2/21



Louise M. Martin


STATE LINE, Pa. - Louise Mae Meyers Martin, 77, of 15646 Clearview Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 10, 1924, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Simon Brechbill and Lila Susan Miller Myers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Wenger Meyers, in 1979. They were married June 24, 1945. She was preceded in death by her second husband, J. Earl Martin, on Sept. 9, 2001. They were married Feb. 13, 1982.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Fairview Weslyan Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one brother, David Myers of Orrstown, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Joanne M. Johnson, Linda K. Peiffer and Carol A. Mummert, all of Greencastle; one stepson, Wayne E. Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; 13 stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Larry E. Martin and Dale L. Martin; two sisters, Edith Myers and Ada Sollenberger; four brothers, Paul Myers, John Myers, Harold Myers and Arthur Myers; and one stepgrandson.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Greencastle Church of the Brethren, Greencastle. The Revs. Domenick Pietro and James Sollenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Meyers Cemetery near Mercersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle; and at the church Friday from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Weslyan Methodist Church, 14007 Kellen Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




John K. Bowers


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - John Kenneth Bowers, 85, of 286 Baumgardner Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 24, 1916, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter M. and Gertrude Arnold Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel E. Whited Bowers, in 1997. They were married in June 1941.

He worked as a security guard for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; and at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Baltimore.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He had been an umpire for baseball leagues in Maryland.

He is survived by three daughters, Wanda Strother of Stafford, Va., Nancy Kramp of Calverton, Md. and Joan Hurson of Bethesda, Md.; one son, Roger C. Bowers of Terrytown, La.; one brother, Rev. George Bowers of Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John G. Bowers; one sister; one brother; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Martin H. Horn will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa.

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




Charles W. Miller


SPRING RUN, Pa. - Charles Wilson Miller, 80, of 15620 Mountain Green Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 14, 1921, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy S. and Elsie Richey Miller.

He was a custodian at Scotland School for Veteran's Children in Scotland, Pa., retiring in 1985.

He was a wartime veteran to receive a high school diploma from Fannett-Metal High School in Willow Hill, Pa., in November 2001.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a prisoner of war in Germany.

He was a member of Mountain Green United Methodist Church in Willow Hill.

He also was a member of Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168 in Shippensburg, Pa., McCartney Post 232 American Legion in Dry Run, Pa., and Path Valley Stag Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cora M. Guyer Miller, whom he married Jan. 1, 1946; two daughters, Carolyn E. Holland of Dry Run, and Pamela L. Flood of Blairs Mills, Pa.; one son, Charles W. Miller of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, John Miller of Spring Run, Pa.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run. Darwin Goshorn and the Rev. John E. Semple will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery in Fannett Township, Pa., with military services by McCartney Post 232 American Legion Honor Guard.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday at 1 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Mountain Green United Methodist Church, c/o Alice Collins, 12237 Path Valley Road, Fannettsburg, PA 17221.




Velma V. Miller


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Velma Vivian Miller, 82, of Manorcare Health Services and formerly of 147 Fairview Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 11, 1919, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Calvin W. Miller Jr. and Laura E. Farner Miller.

She attended Quincy schools; and Mont Alto Penn State Campus.

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