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Obituaries 5/18/02

May 18, 2002

Gloria J. Oaks


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Gloria "Sue" J. May Oaks, 49, of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Harpers Ferry.

Born May 17, 1952, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Paul L. and Marguerite E. Ecker May.

She was a 1970 graduate of Frederick High School.

She was employed by Buckinghams Choice, and formerly by Arcade Lanes and Village Lanes, all in Frederick.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth P. Oaks; one daughter, Holly S. Martin of Harpers Ferry; one son, John P. Clem of Harpers Ferry; one sister, Nancy I. Baker of Walkersville, Md.; five brothers, Arthur M. May and Roy E. May, both of Frederick, Robert E. May of Buckeystown, Md., Richard E. May of Sherwood, Ark., and Byron L. May of Gainsville, Ga.; one aunt; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul E. May.

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Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick. The Rev. L. Ross Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick County Humane Society, 7512-D, Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704 or a humane society of one's choice.

Mildred L. Coshun


FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Mildred L. "Millie" West Coshun, 62, of 900 Old Waynesboro Road, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her daughter's home at 11772 Furnace Road, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

Born Nov. 10, 1939, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Donald C. and Mildred L. Ferguson West.

She was a 1959 graduate of Fairfield High School in Fairfield.

She was a member of Greenstone Apostolic Church, where she taught Sunday school in the primary department and sang in the church choir.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Coshun, whom she married May 7, 1961; two daughters, Ruth N. Cantler of Mercersburg, Pa., and Margaret E. Pryor of Blue Ridge Summit; two sisters, Margaret E. Perkins of South Boston, Va., and Elizabeth A. Reda of Chester, N.Y.; one brother, Donald C. West Sr. of Florida; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Greenstone Apostolic Church, Fairfield. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Fountaindale Union Cemetery in Fountaindale, Pa.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greenstone Apostolic Church, 2550 Iron Springs Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 or Summit Home Health, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Mary F. Trace


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary F. Trace, 90, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 211 N. Hackberry Drive, Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the center.

Born Jan. 22, 1912, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Jennie R. Kessinger Carper.

Her husband, Kenneth O. Trace, died in 1971. They were married June 4, 1932.

She attended Chambersburg High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, where she was a member of the Mizpah Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Golden Age Club and AARP Chapter 3261, both in Chambersburg.

She is survived by five sons, Kenneth W. Trace, Richard L. Trace and Larry E. Trace, all of Chambersburg, Samuel D. Trace of Hagerstown, and James C. Trace of Fayetteville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Carper.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. A. Robert Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday one hour prior to the service.

Thurman F. Hassler


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thurman F. Hassler, 88, of 2293 Letterkenny Road, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Shook Home in Chambersburg.

Born Aug. 24, 1913, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Irvin S. and Mary Spoonhour Hassler.

In 1970 he retired as a supervisor from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. During World War II he hauled ammunition throughout the Eastern United States.

During the early 1930s he served with the U.S. Cavalry.

He attended Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Goodwill Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 3 in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Belle Snyder Hassler, whom he married February 1935; one daughter, Bonny L. Poe of Chambersburg; two sons, Thurman D. Hassler of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Benjamin I. Hassler of Greencastle, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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