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Obituaries for 6/3

June 03, 2002

Mildred M. Diffenbaucher

QUINCY, Pa. - Mildred Margaret Bakner Diffenbaucher, 98, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 929 Sunset Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 3, 1904, in Fairview, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Andrew and Rosetta Whitmore Bakner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman A. Diffenbaucher, in 1985. They were married June 16, 1923.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, M. Louise Nogle of Waynesboro; two sisters, Matilda B. Newcomer and Flo I. Lowry, both of Waynesboro; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro. The Revs. Richard A. Seaks and Joel F. Nogle will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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The family will receive friends Thursday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Charlotte A. Powers

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Charlotte Ann Powers, 75, of 5610A Carroll Boyer Road, and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Vindobona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights, Md.

Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Martha Waters Lowery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Otto Powers.

She retired as owner and operator of My Sister's Place in Brunswick.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy D. Wilson of Middletown, and Debbie A. Fore of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Rachael Dinterman of Frederick, Md.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, Md. The Rev. David Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, which will open at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Resident Auxiliary, Vindobona Nursing Home, 6012 Jefferson Blvd., Braddock Heights, MD 21714.




Ernest I. Smith

Ernest Irvin Smith, 82, of 1205 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 7, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Chester and Anna Browning Smith.

He retired from D & R Upholstery. Previously, he owned and operated Smith Brothers Upholstery. Earlier, he was employed by Beachley Furniture Co. Inc.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn B. Hartley Smith; one daughter, BettieLou Finerock of Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara L. Reeder; one sister, Betty Smith; and three brothers, Harold Smith, Gerald Smith and Sherman Smith.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Lamar W. Artman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lamar W. Artman, 83, of 118 Crider Ave., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.

Born May 8, 1919, in Mount Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late William Henry and Annie Rhodella Wolfgang Artman.

He was a 1938 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.

He retired in 1978 from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. He also was employed by the Shook Home in Chambersburg, retiring in 1995.

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

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Madeleine F. Spotts Artman, whom he married July 22, 1961; one daughter, Karen L. Artman of Fayetteville; two brothers, Cloyd E. Artman of Gardnerville, Nev., and Clair W. Artman of Elysburg, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Schnee.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Revs. Almon D. Baird and Larry Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, with military graveside services by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Charles S. Sherman

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Charles S. "Chuck" Sherman, 60, of 5145 Conocodell Drive, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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