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Obituaries 4/29

April 29, 2002
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building, Suite 314, Baltimore, MD 21286-2011.

Barbara A. Brantner


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Barbara Ann Miller Brantner, 62, of 160 Carbaugh Drive, Apt. 3, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Bard L. Miller Sr. and Anna Cramer Miller.

She was a 1957 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

She was a supervisory supply technician at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, with 28 years of government service, retiring in 1988. She also served as financial secretary/treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees Union Local 1442 for more than 16 years while employed at Letterkenny. She also worked for the Chambersburg Area School District at Grandview and Mary B. Sharpe elementary schools, serving as a tutoring coordinator and working with children.

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She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

She was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AARP, National Association of Retired Federal Employees Local Chapter 1063, Hume-McNeil-Byers Amvets Post 224 and Women of the Moose Chapter 1128, all of Chambersburg.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Brantner and Robert D. Brantner, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Bard L. Miller Jr. of Chambersburg; three sisters, Mabel K. Jones of Orrstown, Pa., Janet Etter of Russellville, Ky., and Deloris Smith of Chambersburg; her former husband of 41 years, John A. Brantner of Chambersburg; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lilyan Hawbecker.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

William H. Breckenridge


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William Hull Breckenridge, 91, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of New Cumberland, Pa., died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the center.

Born Aug. 10, 1910, in Concord, Pa., he was the son of the late James H. and Anna Coons Breckenridge.

He retired from Fannett Metal School District, Willow Hill, Pa.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, Concord.

He was a member of McCartney American Legion Post 232, Dry Run, Pa.; and Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, Shippensburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Fay Alexander Breckenridge, whom he married Jan. 18, 1930; one daughter, Beverly S. Brackbill of Chambersburg; one sister, Gladys Reeves of Carlisle, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Roland Breckenridge and James Breckenridge; one brother; and two sisters.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run. The Rev. William R. Bair will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Union Cemetery, with military graveside honors being conducted by McCartney American Legion Post 232 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Strayer, Concord, PA 17217.

Hattie M. Hissam


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hattie Mae Parsons Hissam, 86, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Canterbury Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born June 21, 1915, in Richwood, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Matilda Woods Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doy K. Hissam.

She is survived by five sons, Kenneth Hissam of Ambridge, Pa., Eddie Hissam of Buckhannon, W.Va., Robert Dale Hissam of Monaca, Pa., Jimmie Hissam of Martinsburg, and Larry Hissam of Cleveland; one daughter, Barbara McMillen of Martinsburg; one sister, Eliza Johnston of Rupert, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Margie Mae Hissam; one son, Roger Wayne Hissam; and three brothers, Woodrow Parsons, Roscoe Parsons and Gerald Parsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Heaston Ridge United Methodist Church, Rock Cave, W.Va. The Rev. Carol Duffield and Larry Hissam Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heaston Ridge United Methodist Church, Rock Cave, WV 26234.

Ida E. Fouche


Ida Elaine Fouche, 66, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Woodbridge, Va., and Texas, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Fouche.

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