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April 04, 2002

Helen E. Helman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen E. Helman, 71, of 4796 Helman Road, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1931, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. Fred and Rhoda Bitner Hollingshead.

She was a homemaker; helped her husband on the family farm; and had worked at GEM Garment in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship. She attended Macedonia United Brethren Church near Greencastle.

She was a member of the Farm Women's Group 4, Pennsylvania Farmers' Association and the local Homemakers' group. She and her husband had received the Young Farmers Award.

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She is survived by her husband, Robert Helman Jr., whom she married Aug. 15, 1952; one daughter, Diane E. Hammond of Chambersburg; one son, Eldon J. Helman of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fetterhoff Chapel Cemetery, near Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Virginia M. Myerly


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Virginia M. Fisher Myerly, 69, of 15673 South Young Road Lot 6, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at her home.

Born Aug. 1, 1932, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Catherine Williams Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Fred Myerly, on Feb. 12, 2002. They were married Nov. 5, 1966.

She attended Chambersburg High School; and received her secretarial training at the former Chambersburg Business School.

She worked at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg; at Mount Cydonia Sand Co. in Fayetteville, Pa.; and retired from Commercial Office in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church in Coseytown, Pa., served on the financial committee and was a member of the women's missionary association.

She was a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer S. Myerly of Hagerstown; one son, Joseph Charles Myerly of Hagerstown; three sisters, Carrie Hughes and Janet Voegel, both of Chambersburg, and Sylvia Brown of Hustontown, Pa.; one brother, Robert Fisher of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Lester E. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, 3664 Coseytown Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Gheorghe Olariu


Gheorghe Olariu, 88, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, in Husi, Romania.

He was born Nov. 11, 1913.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elena Olariu, in 1989.

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

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He is survived by seven children, Margaret McElroy of Boonsboro, Maria Mills of Hagerstown, Victoria of Austria, Dumitru, Ana, Lucia and Petru, all of Romania; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.




Louisa H. Stratton


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Louisa H. Stratton, 91, of Menno Haven, and formerly of Broomall, Pa., died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Menno Haven.

Born Feb. 26, 1911, in Hendricks County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Floy Woodward Stanley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Stanley, in 1987. They were married Oct. 24, 1934.

She attended Friends boarding school in Barnesville, Ohio; Blackers Teacher's College in Indianapolis; and Temple University in Philadelphia.

She taught kindergarten at Lansdowne (Pa.) Friends School; and assisted her husband with his optical business in Drexel Hill, Pa. and West Chester, Pa.

She was a member of Chambersburg Friends Meeting; Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); and Springfield Friends Meeting.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith L. Stamper of Huntington, N.Y.; three sons, Dr. J. Stanley Stratton of Chambersburg, Thomas A. Stratton of Snellville, Ga. and Robert W. Stratton of West Chester; one sister, Lenna Warrington of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Menno Haven Chapel, Chambersburg.

Burial will be in Springfield Friends Burial Ground in Delaware County, Pa.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Robert F. Saum


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