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Obituaries for 9/30

September 30, 2002

Darrell D. Kepler

Darrell Dean Kepler, 53, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at his home.

Born May 5, 1949, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Dale Dean and Anna Lee Poffenberger Kepler of Hagerstown.

He worked for The Herald-Mail since February 1971, serving as sports editor and most recently as a copy editor.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Debra Sue Reichmann Kepler; two sons, Benjamin L. Kepler and Brian C. Kepler, both of Hagerstown; and one brother, Stuart A. Kepler of Boonsboro.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastor Donald Turley will officiate. Burial will be private.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Maryland Hospital for Children, Division of Hematology/Oncology, c/o UMMS Foundation, 29 S. Greene St., Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21201-1534.




Sarah J. Hockenberry

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Sarah J. Hockenberry, 90, of Dogwood Drive, P.O. Box 185, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 13, 1912, in Black Log Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Laird Varner.

She was employed at the former L'Aiglon Dress Factory, Shippensburg, Pa., as a machine operator, retiring in 1974. During the war years, she was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Spring Run (Pa.) Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Hockenberry, whom she married March 3, 1933; three daughters, Delores J. Hammond of Shippensburg, and Fay E. Moser and LaWanda M. Leab, both of Fort Loudon; one sister, Minnie B. Hockenberry of Spring Run; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Rhodes and Laura Love; and five brothers, James Varner, Decker Varner, Emory Varner, Isaac Varner and Raymond Varner.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Spring Run Bible Church, Spring Run. Pastor John E. Semple will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Fannett Township, Pa.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.




Genevieve H. Saunders

Genevieve H. Saunders, 85, of Stonecroft Court, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born June 7, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jesse G. and Pearl J. Frazier Kay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy A. Saunders, in 1961.

She was employed by Avalon Manor Nursing Home for 30 years, retiring in 1971. She also was a private nurse for 10 years.

She was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Smithsburg.

She was a member of the YMCA of Waynesboro and the AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, G. Joyce Kendall of Smithsburg; four sons, Bill O. Saunders of Sarasota, Fla., Joseph G. Saunders and Gene Saunders, both of Hagerstown, and Mark B. Saunders of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




Morris C. Stouffer

Morris Clyde "Pap" Stouffer, 74, of Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Julia Manor Nursing Home, is also survived by his companion, Hazel Gardener.




Florence M. Bailey

WILLIAMSPORT - Florence Marie Miller Bailey, 79, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of Haywood Circle, Funkstown, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Susan Elizabeth Lesher Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Franklin Bailey.

She was employed during World War II by Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, and retired from Potomac Edison Co. after 26 years of service.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

She was a member and officer of Chapter 89 Order of the Eastern Star, Hagerstown; and a former Girl Scout leader with the Funkstown troop.

She is survived by one sister, Vera M. Butts of Williamsport; two brothers, Charles E. Miller of Williamsport, and Morris F. Miller of Hanover, Pa.; two nieces; and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor E. Leather and T. Amelia Miller.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Funkstown. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in Little Rose Hill Cemetery near Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 148, Funkstown, MD 21734.




Linda L. Barnhart

SMITHSBURG - Linda Lou Snyder Barnhart, 62, of 12912 Still Meadow Road, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1939, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Ethel Conklin Snyder.

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