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Obituaries for 9/28

September 30, 2002

E. Grace Linebaugh

FUNKSTOWN - E. Grace Linebaugh, 73, of 100 S. High St., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy McKinley and Charlotte Mae Clark Robinson.

She retired in 1994 from K-Mart in Frederick, Md., where she was a supervisor.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Wolfsville, Md.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gordon Linebaugh; three daughters, Donna G. Late of Thurmont, Md., Karen K. Gray of Frederick and Debbie A. Ingram of Jefferson, Md.; a son, Jeffery G. Linebaugh of Brunswick, Md.; three sisters, Vera V. Marker of Middletown, Md., Charlotte Reta Hamby of Hagerstown and Jeane Shindle of Williamsport; a brother, Ned D. Robinson of Smithsburg; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy M. Robinson, Victor C. Robinson and Guy F. Robinson.

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Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Randall S. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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




Helen K. Hoover

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen K. Hoover, 76, of 3380 Wayne Road, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Manorcare Health Services.

Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Statler Kriner.

She attended Chambersburg High School.

She was the head cook at New Franklin Elementary School, retiring after 26 years. Earlier, she worked at McCrory's Soda Fountain in Chambersburg and at the former Valleybank in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Marion, Pa., where she sang in the choir and was a member of the women's guild.

She is survived by her husband, Earl E. Hoover, whom she married July 26, 1981; two daughters, Bonnie Miller of Towanda, Pa., and Debbie Witherspoon of Chambersburg; two sisters, Vesta Friese and Violet Ryder, both of Chambersburg; a grandson; a niece; and a nephew.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Pastor John A. Toms will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to a charity of one's choice.




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, Joseph A. Saunders, in 1961.

She was employed by Avalon Manor Nursing Home for 30 years, retiring in 1971. She also had been 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 AARP.

She is survived by a 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.




Frances E. Boyd

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Frances E. Boyd, 90, of Gerrardstown, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Gerrardstown, she was the daughter of the late James Calvin and Bessie Thompson Aikens.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John A. Boyd.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School.

She was a homemaker, retired from C.H. Musselman Plant, and she later worked at other apple packing industries.

She was a member of Gerrardstown United Methodist Church where she was a member of Anna Lee Sunday school class.

She is survived by four children, Janet Boyd and Sharon Boyd, both at home, Paul Boyd of Gerrardstown and Joyce Braithwaite of Inwood, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children, Charlotte and James.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Gerrardstown United Methodist Church. The Rev. Elizabeth P. Smith and Pastor Irene Pough will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Seamon S. Fortunato

BALTIMORE - Seamon S. "Sam" Fortunato, 75, of 3512 Beech Ave., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore.

Born May 6, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Samuel Stephen and Jettie Mae Henry Fortunato.

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