Obituaries for 5/26

May 28, 2002

Shirley L. Grossnickle

SMITHSBURG - Shirley Louise Grossnickle, 61, of 22329 Cave Hill Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 26, 1941, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Bernard and Ruth Valentine Sines Funk.

She was employed by the Washington County Board of Education for more than 25 years.

She was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ.

She was a volunteer of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold Morgan Grossnickle; three daughters, Crystal L. Ancarrow of Smithsburg, Kathy L. Keeney of Clear Spring and Kimberly A. Lancaster of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Keith W. Grossnickle of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sisters, Evelyn Martin of El Paso, Texas, Martha Goldthorpe of Mayflower, Ariz., and Treen Null of Catonsville, Md.; three brothers, John Kline of Frederick and Bernard Funk and Boyd Funk, both of Myersville, Md.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Revs. Donald Conley and Richard Daughtridge will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742, or National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 500 NE, Spanish River Blvd., Suite 14, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Esther N. Beegle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Esther Naomi Glick Beegle, 65, of 10861 Grindstone Hill Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at her home.

Born March 10, 1937, in Sugar Creek, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Malinda Mullet Glick.

She attended schools in Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa., and graduated in 1955 from Messiah Academy in Grantham, Pa.

She retired in 1995 from Corning Glass in Greencastle.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg, where she was active in the Sewing Circle, was a former Sharing and Caring Helper in the Fifth-Grade Sunday School Class and helped with baby-sitting for the M.O.M.S. meetings.

She was a member of Greencastle-Antrim Homemakers.

She is survived by her husband, Colin S. Beegle, whom she married Nov. 3, 1956; four daughters, Tina M. Young and Tessa S. Martin, both of Greencastle, Dena L. Morris of Corry, Pa., and Selena K. Lehman of Chambersburg; three sisters, Mattie Grabill of Beach City, Ohio, Dena Sollenberger of Hanover, Pa., and Ruth A. Musser of Dillsburg, Pa.; six brothers, Owen Glick, Jacob Glick, Earl Glick and Daniel Glick, all of Massilon, Ohio, Albert Glick of North Lawrence, Ohio, and James Glick of Apple Creek, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Glick.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Ky R. Searcy will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or Oncology Department, Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Edwin W. Kern

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Edwin W. "Ed" Kern, 77, of 31 Hill Crest Road, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Prince George's Hospital Center, Cheverly, Md., from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

Born Jan. 8, 1925, in Thomasville, Pa., he was the son of the late Luther and Emma Leinart Kern.

He retired in 1987 from the U.S. Postal Service in Chambersburg, Pa., where he worked as a letter carrier. He had been working part-time for Forrester Lincoln Mercury Sales and Service in Chambersburg.

He served in the U.S. Army in the 1125th Armored Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the EAME Theater Service Medal with three bronze stars.

He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, where he had served on several committees and was a former Sunday School teacher and council member.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW of Chambersburg, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion of Chambersburg, National Association of Retired Federal Employees 1063 of Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley Craftsmen, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Conewago Carvers and Friends of Caledonia State Park; a former member of Greene Township Lions Club; and a former Cub Scout leader.

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