Obituaries for 8/5

August 05, 2002

Pauline M. Diller

Paul M. Mentzer Diller, 88, of Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Quincy United Methodist Home, and 123 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born May 6, 1914, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Adie Kaufman Mentzer.

Her husband, Kenneth L. Diller, died Nov. 15, 1971. They were married Oct. 26, 1939.

She worked for Corning Manufacturing until retiring in 1972. She also worked as a nurse's aid in Media, Pa.

She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro.

She was a former member of South Chapter AARP and Senior Citizens Bowling League at Sunshine Lanes.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth R. Diller of Palmyra, Va.; one daughter, Linda Turner of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


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

Services and burial will be private. The Rev. Terry King will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.

Esther S. Lehman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Esther S. Martin Lehman, 91, of 15 Village Square, Menno Haven Village, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at her home.

Born April 5, 1911, in Maugansville, she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Rebecca Shank Martin.

Her husband, Menno H. Lehman, died Dec. 27, 1992.

She and her husband owned and operated the B.L. Store in Maugansville.

She was a member of Mount Olive Mennonite Church in Maugansville.

She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine L. Lehman and Janice E. Martin, both of Frederick, Md.; two sons, Nathan M. Lehman of Chambersburg, and Donald L. Lehman of Ocean Pines, Md.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters, and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mount Olive Mennonite Church, Maugansville. Pastor Glenn Martin and the Rev. Maurice Martin will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., and one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers; memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.

Hunter B. VanMeter

HANCOCK - Hunter Blake VanMeter, infant son of Ronald L. VanMeter Jr. and Chera L. Moats VanMeter of Tollgate Ridge, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Aaron J. VanMeter, at home; maternal grandparents, Eddie and Sylvia Zimmerman Moats of Hancock; paternal grandparents, Ronald VanMeter Sr. and Bonnie Crusan VanMeter of Hancock; maternal great-grandparents, Helen and Leroy Moats and Helen Barnhart, all of Hancock; and paternal great-grandparents, Georgie VanMeter of Cumberland, Md., and Ross and Eleanor Huey of Commodore, Pa.

Graveside services will be today at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Edna M. Fielder

FREDERICK, Md. - Edna Martha Voegeli Fielder, 94, a resident of Northampton Manor, and formerly of the Oddfellows Lodge Home, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Northampton Manor.

Born April 21, 1908, in Weehawken, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Henry Edward and Anna Hetrick Voegeli.

Her husband, Raymond Edward Field, died in 1958.

She received an undergraduate degree from Douglas College, and later a master's degree from Hunter College in New York.

She taught school in Union County, N.J., and later taught second grade in Washington Township, Bergen County, N.J.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Williamsport.

She was active in the American Association of University Women and the Foreign Affairs Committee, traveling to international conferences in Australia, Scotland and Canada. She was a Girl Scout leader; and a volunteer for American Field Service, local schools and the hospital auxiliary. She was a member of the Bergen County Gem and Mineral Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Edna Keach of Priest River, Idaho; and one grandson, James Keach of Amherst, Mass.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Voegeli and Edward Voegeli.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.

Richard A. Brown

Richard A. Brown, 82, of Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Clayton, N.J., he was the son of the late Dr. G. Carlton and Mildred W. Woodruff Brown.

His wife, Ruth Harris Brown, died in 1999.

He retired from Mobil Oil Corp. after 36 years of service as a power engineer.

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