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Obituaries 5/5/02

May 06, 2002

Lorraine Y. Boller


GRACEHAM, Md. - Lorraine Young Boller, 80, of 8219 Rocky Ridge Road, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born April 12, 1922, in Graceham, she was the daughter of the late Earle Smeltzer and May Bowers Young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Harry Boller Sr., in 1974.

She had been employed by Claire Frock and Graceham Post Office where she served as assistant postmaster.

She was a member of Graceham Moravian Church.

She is survived by four children, Judith A. Hatfield of Fallston, Md., Charles H. Boller Jr. of Frederick, Md., Earle G. Boller of Munnsville, N.Y., and Nancy F. Moser of Thurmont, Md.; a brother, Austin L. Young of Graceham; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Y. Boller.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Thurmont. Burial will be in Graceham Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.

Mary V. Thornton


JOHNSONTOWN, W.Va. - Mary Virginia Stevenson Johnson Thornton, 62, of Johnsontown and East Orange, N.J., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002.

Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Carrie Stevenson Johnson of East Orange and the late Rev. Jeremiah Johnson.

She attended Central High School in Newark.

She became a licensed practical nurse specializing in emergency room care in 1960. She worked at Martland Hospital, East Orange General Hospital, Rahway General Hospital, Midland Nurses and National Staffing. She also was a medical instructor at McEllis Training Institute in Newark, where she taught phlebotomy and EKG.

She received various nursing awards and certificates.

She was the director of the Royal Gondoliers Drill Team of East Orange.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Tanya Williams of Plainsboro, N.J., and Shawn Hightower of Kansas; two sons, Robert Thornton III of New Lisbon, N.J., and Sherard Thornton Sr. of New Brunswick, N.J.; three sisters, Viola Johnson of West Virginia and Beatrice East and Edith Johnson-Gilmore, both of East Orange; six brothers, Jerry Johnson of West Virginia, Edward Johnson, Arthur Johnson and Levi Johnson, all of East Orange, Carl Johnson of California and James Johnson of New York; eight grandchildren; two aunts; and an uncle.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Waldy Johnson.

Services will be Tuesday at noon at Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Johnsontown.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

Kathleen M. Webber


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kathleen M. Isenburg Webber, 90, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Chewsville, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born June 24, 1911, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Blair F. and Anna B. Ditzler Isenburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm J. Webber.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

She is survived by two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James W. Webber and Joseph Hammond; a sister, Julia; and two brothers, Mic and Scott.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Helen L. Gerhart


Helen Louise Gerhart, 100, formerly of 814 Dale St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 27, 1901, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Virginia Schlotterbeck.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Burkett Gerhart.

She was employed by Alexandria Hotel and Howard Johnson as a cook.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Doris Younker and Millie Eichelberger, both of Hagerstown; a son, Harold Gerhart of Hagerstown; a sister, Mary Donat of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Campbell and Rosie Collins, and four brothers, Charles Schlotterbeck, Harry Schlotterbeck, Luther Schlotterbeck and Edward Schlotterbeck.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

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