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Obituaries for 8/17

August 17, 2002

Reno S. Powell

Reno Seibert Powell, 81, of 128 Wishing Star Court 1B, Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 14, 1921, in Perry Point, Md., he was the son of the late Reno Seibert and Elsie M. Mongan Powell Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera G. Powell.

He was a 1940 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed as an inspector by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown.

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

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown.

He was a past member of Mediary Lodge 140, Tri State Ravens Nest 12, Fraternal Order of Eagles 694, Eastern Star Hagerstown Chapter 89, American Legion Dixon Troxell Post 211, Hagerstown VFW Post 1936, Moose Lodge 2435 of Funkstown, the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame Inc., Hagerstown BPO Elks Lodge 378, Amvets of Hagerstown, AARP, U.A.W. Local 171 and Woodmen of the World.

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He was associated with the Hagerstown Pony League and founder of the Hagerstown Braves Adult Baseball Team.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy J. White and Vicki L. Reed, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Joseph A. Powell of Williamsport and Harry A. Powell of Hagerstown; a sister, Geraldine M. Harmon of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Max L. Powell, and a sister, Dorthea E.V. Gossard.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Dean Miller and Gregory P. Shook will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hagerstown Pony League, P.O. Box 705, Hagerstown, MD 21741.




John R. Stouffer

LEITERSBURG - John Richard Stouffer, 90, of Leitersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at his home.

Born May 5, 1912, in Washington County, he was the son of the late John McPherson and Tressie Mae Sheffler Stouffer.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School where he was a member of the first Hagerstown High School Band.

Earlier, he worked as a beverage distribution route man. Then he started farming the family farm on the Leitersburg Pike and later retired from his own farm at the edge of Leitersburg.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the usher's guild. He attended St. Peter's Beards Lutheran Church on Old Forge Road in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Leitersburg Ruritan Club, a founder and past treasurer of Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co., a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau, a board member of Chewsville Cooperative Association, and a member of Leitersburg Grange and Senior Citizens Club and BPO Elks Lodge 378.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Beachley Stouffer; three sons, John R. Stouffer Jr. and Gary L. Stouffer, both of Smithsburg, and William W. Stouffer of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ella Weaver of Hagerstown and Beulah Geer of Waynesboro, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Lester Keller Jr.

DILLINER, Pa. - Lester "Pat" Keller Jr., 76, of 332 Pa. 2011, formerly of 1119 Kuhn Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 13, 1925, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Lester Mason and Wanda Mary Leedy Keller.

His wife, Mary Catherine Keller, died April 18, 1998.

He retired in 1986 from Shenandoah Pride/Potomac Farms after 30 years of service.

He was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis J. Huggins of Dilliner; a sister, Naomi Fisher of Greencastle, Pa.; three grandsons, Thomas B. Huggins and Stephen L. Huggins, both of Dilliner, and Paul F. Huggins of New Mexico; five great-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Services will be Monday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Wesley G. Scouten will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Hagerstown.

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




Donald W. Showe

Donald W. Showe of 938 Corbett St., Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, was a 14 1/2-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors.




Anna L. Heckler

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna Louise Heckler, 76, of Chambersburg, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at Shippensburg Health Center.

Born Aug. 6, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marjorie Heckler.

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