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Obituaries for 8/30

August 30, 2002

Donald L. Kesselring

SMITHSBURG - Memorial donations in the name of Donald L. "Kess" Kesselring, 63, who died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, may be made to National Childhood Cancer Association, Development Dept., P.O. Box 60012, Arcadia, CA 91066-6012.

The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ United Church of Christ in Cavetown, where a memorial service will be held at noon.




Harvey D. Shoemaker

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Harvey D. Shoemaker, 66, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.

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Born Nov. 15, 1935, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mamie Gordon Shoemaker.

He was employed as a laborer at PennDot, and worked at U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of Wayside Chapel of Berkeley Springs, and was a trustee.

He is survived by his wife, Marie F. Stotler, whom he married April 13, 1956; one daughter, Diane M. Taylor of Berkeley Springs; four sons, Larry D. Shoemaker, Gerald R. Shoemaker and Craig E. Shoemaker, all of Berkeley Springs, and Danny C. Shoemaker of Hancock; five sisters, Virginia Johnson of Hancock, Nellie Morgan of Newport, Pa., Annie McDaid of Houstontown, Pa., Daisy Wisher of Waynesboro, Pa. and Mary Miller of Smithsburg; two brothers, Lawrence Shoemaker of Big Cove Tannery and Floyd Shoemaker of Hancock; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Robert Ardinger and Pastor Hal Butman will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, c/o Kathie Campbell, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or to Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School, Route 522, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




Gerard F. Desjardins Jr.

Gerard Fabian Desjardins Jr., 37, of 1025B W. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born June 28, 1965, in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of Gerard Fabian Desjardins Sr. of Biddeford and Mary Frances Palmer Fisher of Parksley, Va.

He had been employed by Turner Taxi.

He was a member of Cutting Edge Ministries in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Coyle Lady Desjardins; four stepdaughters, Stephanie Lady and Bobbi Lady, both of Hagerstown, Robin Lady and Romaine Lady, both of Smithsburg; one stepson, Andrew Coyle of York, Pa.; three sisters, Linda Wimbrow and Debbie Beilli, both of Chincoteague, Va. and Christine Bowser of Onancock, Va.; one brother, Richard Michaud of Kennebunk, Maine; maternal grandmother, Georgianna Wickham of South Portland, Maine; paternal grandmother, Lucille Desjardins of Biddeford; and one stepgrandchild.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cutting Edge Ministries in Hagerstown. The Rev. Clair S. Brinton III will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cutting Edge Ministries Building Fund, 32 East Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Freda M. Barnhart

Freda Mae Barnhart, 75, of 18023 Putter Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Bessie Virgie Wolford Ausherman.

Her husband, Orville E. Barnhart, died in 1992.

She retired from Classic Foods, Hagerstown in 1994, and previously worked at Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown.

She was a member or Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Women's Circle of Promise, New Beginnings Sunday School Class and Rehoboth Rejoicers Choir.

She is survived by two daughters, Tina Draper of Williamsport and Tammy Starkey of Hagerstown; one sister, Pauline Hoover of Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Hessong, Juanita Michael and Bessie Marlowe.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Visitation will be at the church Saturday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Building Fund, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Carolyn M. Maul

QUINCY, Pa. - Carolyn M. Maul, 74, of Quincy Village, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Born April 9, 1928, in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Dorothy A. Middour Dedmon.

She was a 1946 graduate of McKinley Technical High School in Washington, D.C., and attended the University of Maryland.

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