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Obituaries for 8/24

August 24, 2002

Delores L. Stuller

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Delores L. Stuller, 64, of 11469 Little African Lane, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 13, 1938, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James F. Stuller Jr. and Rebecca Ruth Harbaugh Stuller.

She worked as a laborer at an orchard in the Upton, Pa., area.

She is survived by one sister, Carolyn Miner of Waynesboro; one brother, Charles W. Bryan of Rouzerville; an aunt; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon L. Stuller.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa. The Rev. Edward L. Lochstampfor will officiate.

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Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Charles R. Emory

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Charles Robert Emory, 69, of 12633 Pennersville Road, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 4, 1933, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Edward and Anna Smiley Emory.

He attended school in Monterey.

He was employed by Pryor's Tire Service in Waynesboro as a serviceman with tires and appliances, then Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro in the custodian department, and before retiring in 1998, he worked as an assembler for PAT Equipment Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

He served in the Maryland National Guard from 1949 until retiring in 1970. He served with the 729th Maintenance Division in Highfield, Md.

He attended Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of the 29th Division Association.

He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Marlene G. Swope Emory; two children, Charles L. Emory of Waynesboro, and Linda M. Barnhart of Chambersburg; two sisters, Cora Grissinger and Mary Ingles, both of Waynesboro; three brothers, Ellis Emory of Waynesboro, Willis Emory of York, Pa., and John Emory of Chambersburg; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellsie M. Emory and Margaret Emory; and two brothers, Samuel Emory and Edward Emory.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Lester E. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Chapel Cemetery, Beartown, Pa., with military graveside services by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Thomas O. Rager

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thomas O. Rager, 78, of 405 W. Fifth St., died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the home of his son.

Born Jan. 20, 1924, in Waynesboro, he was raised by his late grandmother and grandfather, Mary E. Wolfe Rager and John O. Rager.

He attended Waynesboro schools.

In his early life, he was employed by Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, in the heat treating room, then Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 20 years in the general supply division. He also owned and operated Mathias Restaurant in Waynesboro for 34 years. He retired in 1998.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He served from 1942 through 1946.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Eagles Club Inc., Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758, Mechanics Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, and BPO Elks Lodge 731, all of Waynesboro; AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown; Harry D. Ziegler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle, Pa.; Marine Corps League of Chambersburg; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Helen E. Zimmerman Rager; one son, Eugene D. Rager of Waynesboro; and two grandchildren, Kristie M. Rager and Ethan T. Rager, both of Waynesboro.

He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Richard B. Kesselring.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with graveside military services by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves of Harrisburg, Pa., and the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Harry D. Ziegler VFW Post 6319.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Arnold R. Meredith Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Arnold R. Meredith Sr., 70, of 3614 St. Thomas Williamson Road, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1932 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Chester and Zelda Lesher Meredith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jane Keyser, in 1975.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1994 as a welder and vehicle operator. Earlier, he welded at Penn Central Railroad on Grant Street.

He was a member of St. Thomas Assembly of God.

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