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Obituaries 4/26

April 26, 2002

Mary Ellen Barr


Mary Ellen Drury Barr, 68, formerly of 60 Manor Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown.

Born July 30, 1933, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius Samuel and Annie Virginia Henson Drury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Franklin Barr, in 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn M. Guyer Duffey of Clear Spring; one sister, Louise Mumma of Hagerstown; three brothers, Daniel Drury and Thomas Drury, both of Hagerstown, and Carl Drury of Clear Spring; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown. The Rev. Wayne L. Schwanke will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport.

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Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Ellen L. Demmitt


Ellen Louise Demmitt, 83, of Julia Manor in Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 27, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Laura Elliott Ecobona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Demmitt, in 1978.

She was employed by Interwoven, and Washington County Hospital Dietary Department.

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

She is survived by five daughters, Shirley Mozingo and Mary Walter, both of Hagerstown, Nancy King of Williamsport, Janice Sweigert of Hagerstown, and Barbara Carter of Michigan; one son, Robert W. Demmitt of Williamsport; one sister, Janice Sagle of Hagerstown; two brothers, Jack E. Ecobona and Arthur R. Ecobona, both of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Ecobona; and one brother, Earl L. Ecobona.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Julia Manor Health Care Center, 333 Mill St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Marion E. Scouten


CANTON, N.Y. - Marion Ella Scouten, 91, of 30 Sullivan Drive, and formerly of Annapolis, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y.

Born Sept. 12, 1910, in Needham, Mass., she was the daughter of Kelsey and Mariah Armstrong Steves.

She was a 1928 graduate of Needham High School; and a cum laude graduate of Simmons College in Boston. She completed nursing training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.

She served as a district nurse in Boston. She taught at Sandy Creek Central School and Ogdensburg Free Academy, and was district nurse for the Franklin County Department of Social Services in Malone, NY.

She was a member of Canton United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Newport New York Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. E. Kendall Scouten, whom she married July 27, 1935; two daughters, Susan E. Scouten of Canton, and Mary Ellen Bohm of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, Wesley G. Scouten of Smithsburg, and Alan Scouten of Charlottesville, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Steves.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Canton United Methodist Church. The Rev. James M. Brand will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Canton United Methodist Church, Ministry Fund, 1 Court St., Canton, NY 13617.

Arrangements are by Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton.

Chalmers E. Shetron


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chalmers E. "Cham" Shetron, 79, of 550 Cumberland Ave., died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 20, 1922, in Edenville, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank L. and Velva P. Kohr Shetron.

He was employed by Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. store for 17 years, and by the United Federal Commercial Workers, where he retired as president in 1976 after 17 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army's 33rd Division. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Presidential Unit Citation.

He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas, Pa.; Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46; AMVETS Post 225; Marine Corps League; L.O.O.M. 842, Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599; and UFCW.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Defenderfer Shetron; one brother, Daniel Harold Shetron of Shippensburg, Pa.; one niece; and one great-niece.

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