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Obituaries for 2/28

February 28, 2002

Anna C. Long


BOONSBORO - Anna Catherine Long, 88, of 141 S. Main St. and formerly of 52 1/2 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born May 21, 1913, in Rohrersville, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Lugenia Smith Long.

She retired after 42 years from Porter Chemical Co. in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her caregiver, Joan V. Shaw of Hagerstown; one niece; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Rohrersville. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Kenneth G. Bard Sr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kenneth George Bard Sr., 69, of 1514 Pinoak Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

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Born Tuesday, July 19, 1932, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Sr. and Amy Sipes Bard.

His wife, Shirley DeShong Bard, died in 1992.

He retired as a truck driver from CASD in 1993.

He attended St. Thomas Assembly of God Church, St. Thomas, Pa.

He was a member of American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Bard of Chambersburg and Pat Amsley of St. Thomas; three sons, Benny Bard, Kenneth Bard Jr. and Jay Bard, all of Chambersburg; one sister, Lucille Knoll of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Assembly of God. Pastor A.J. Hezlep will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Sipes Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may also call at the church Friday at 1 p.m.

Guy D. Coyle


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Guy Donald Coyle, 68, of Kearneysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 25, 1933, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Guy Wilder and Glenda Dunham Coyle.

He retired from the U.S. government.

He was a member of Middleway United Methodist Church.

He was a member of AARP; Charles Town Lodge 948 Loyal Order of Moose; and NARFE.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Catrow Coyle; one daughter, Faye Fry of Inwood, W.Va.; three sons, Ronnie Coyle of Georgia, Donald Coyle of Annapolis and Dale Coyle of Laurel, Md.; three sisters, Catherine Porterfield of Norfolk, Va., Frances Patton of Florida and Ruby Subock of Ellicott City, Md.; one brother, Jimmy Coyle of Martinsburg; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home, Inwood. The Rev. James R. Embrey will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Middleway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 580, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Alice M. Siravo


RANSON, W.Va. - Alice Mae Siravo, of Ranson, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at her home.

She trained and owned horses at Charles Town Races.

She is survived by her husband, Robert David Siravo.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.

Fannie M. Witmer


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fannie M. Witmer, 87, of 180 B Menno Village, and formerly of 1853 Edgar Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Menno Haven Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 7, 1914, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David L. and Lydia Wadel Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Witmer.

She was a self-employed private home housekeeper. Earlier, she worked at J. Schoeneman Co.

She was a member of Rowe Mennonite Church.

She is survived by one foster daughter, Margaret Diller of Shippensburg, Pa.; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter and one brother.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rowe Mennonite Church. Bishop Allen Martin and the Rev. John Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Old Rowe Cemetery, Southampton Township, Pa.

Visitation will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Rowe Mennonite Church, 754 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Arrangements are by Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.

Elizabeth M. Abrecht


PHOENIX - Elizabeth Mae "Libby" Abrecht, 66, of Phoenix, and formerly of Burck Street, Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at John S. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, Phoenix.

Born May 7, 1935, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Minnie Stubs Jacobs.

She retired in 1996 after 11 years as a cook at Kmart Delicatessen in Phoenix.

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