Obituaries for 5/27

May 28, 2002

Mildred L. Shirley

BOONSBORO - Mildred Laura Gossard Shirley, 98, of 141 S. Main St., and formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born Feb. 19, 1904, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Denton and Vernie Ray Baker Gossard.

Her husband, Ernest Cecil Shirley, died Feb. 20, 1963.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Benevola United Methodist Church near Boonsboro, and the Ladies Aid Society.

She was a member of Boonsboro Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, Doris M. Wolfensberger of Boonsboro; one son, E. Seibert Shirley of Winter Haven, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, F. Stanley Shirley; five brothers, George Gossard, Maurice Gossard, Edgar Gossard, Wilmer Gossard and Carl Gossard; and one grandson.


Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

James E. Wagaman Sr.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - James E. "Jim" Wagaman Sr., 64, of 12321 S. Mountain Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 11, 1937, in South Mountain, he was the son of the late Ross and Elsie Kauffman Wagaman.

He attended Quincy, Pa., schools.

He was employed for 17 years at the South Mountain Restoration Center, first in the dietary department and later as a boiler room technician. He was later employed for five years at Frick Co., Waynesboro, Pa. He retired in 1970.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley May Wolford Wagaman, whom he married Aug. 28, 1958; one son, James E. Wagaman Jr. of South Mountain; four sisters, Fay Misner of South Mountain, Mary Jane Miller of Fayetteville, Pa., Delores Baker of Mont Alto, Pa., and Catherine Sollenberger of St. Thomas, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Wagaman of South Mountain, Leonard Wagaman of Waynesboro, and Richard Wagaman of Philadelphia; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Ickes, Janet Miller and Romaine Wagaman; one brother, Buzz Wagaman; and an infant brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Shirley Wagaman, P.O. Box 12, South Mountain, PA 17261.

Jean C. Battin

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jean C. Battin, 76, of 112 Sequoia Court, and formerly of Delaware County (Pa.), died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Harman Y. and Edna M. Gilmore Cope.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her graduate degree in teaching from Temple University in Philadelphia.

She taught in the public school system for five years, then taught for a number of years at St. John's Episcopal Church Nursery School in Glen Mills, Pa. She was a private tutor for more than 30 years.

She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Shippensburg, Pa.

She was a former member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Glen Mills, where her husband served at rector for 41 years. She was the former president of St. John's Episcopal Church Nursery School, which she and her husband founded. She also was the former president of the Women of St. John's.

She was member and past president of the Business and Professional Women's Association in Delaware County.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Edward W. Battin, whom she married Nov. 24, 1951; one daughter, Kimberly Jean Battin of Chambersburg; and one son, Christopher Weston Battin of Bowling Green, Ohio.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Glen Mills.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg.

Helen R. Mazzie

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen R. Mazzie, 84, of 991 Laurich Drive, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Madiapauch, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Micklaus and Julia Balenchouck Radershusky.

Her husband, Cosimo Mazzie, died May 20, 1976.

She worked at Raritan Arsenal in Bottomtown, N.J.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She was a bowler at Nellie Fox Bowl.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Jones of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Vincent Mazzie of Chambersburg; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

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

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