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Obituaries for 10/2

October 02, 2002

John Bowman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John Bowman, 82, of 216 Opal Court, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 15, 1919, in Washington County, he was the son of the late John I. Bowman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Bowman, in 1981.

He retired after 45 years with Pangborn Corp. He was employed by South Side Bowl.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church in Martinsburg.

He was a member of bowling leagues; and managed and coached youth sports.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Cave Bowman; one daughter, Jennifer Hayward of Manassas, Va.; two sons, Joseph Bowman of Hagerstown and John Bowman of Hanover, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Brining of Martinsburg and Vickie Cline of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Jeff Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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




Lennis C. Baker

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lennis C. "Lenny" Baker, 73, of 8683 Mormon Church Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 16, 1929, in Fairview, Pa., he was the son of the late Abram Clark and Mary Martha Bakner Baker.

He attended Quincy (Pa.) High School.

He worked for shoe factories in Waynesboro, Littlestown, Pa., Emmitsburg, Md., Thurmont, Md. and Hagerstown, retiring in 1990.

He attended Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, Tomstown, Pa.

He was a member of Eagles Club and Order of Owl's Nest 1073, both of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean E. Mentzer Baker; one son, Bobby Baker, at home; one sister, Judith Helmuth of Waynesboro; one brother, Ralph E. Baker of State Line, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence R. Baker.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Revs. John W. Shubert and Donald L. Bender will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy.

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




Helen C. Mehrling

BOONSBORO - Helen Catherine Mehrling, 93, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of 20 E. Poplar St., Funkstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 30, 1908, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Tyler Edward and Letitia Lee Spurrier Toms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George P. Mehrling, in 1964.

She was employed by Kirby's Corner in Funkstown and Potomac Fish and Game Club.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

She was a member of American Legion Funkstown Post 211 Auxiliary and Funkstown Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara L. McCoy of Hagerstown; one son, John J. Mehrling of Funkstown; one sister, Alice Moore of Frederick; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Toms; and two brothers, Edward Toms and Marion Toms.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. David F. Schlicher will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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




Scott A. Smith

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Scott Allen "Scotty" Smith, 16, of 33 Walnut St., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 6, 1986, in Stoneham, Mass., he was the son of Sidney Smith III and Yvonne Collins Smith.

He attended Malden (Mass.) High School through the ninth grade. He attended Waynesboro High School; and attended classes at the Franklin Career Center in Chambersburg, Pa., where he studied carpentry and masonry.

He attended St. Paul's A.M.E. Church in Waynesboro.

He played offensive and defensive tackle on the Waynesboro High School football team.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Angela Smith of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; two brothers, Jason Smith of Lawrence, Mass. and Sidney A. Smith IV of Shippensburg, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Charles and Joan Clements Ward of Waynesboro; aunts; uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Savannah Brown Collins and William Burwell.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. D.L. Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be in Antietam Cemetery, Franklin County, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald Charities, Development Office, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523.




David R. Kranenberg

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - David R. Kranenberg, 58, of Charles Town, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at his home.

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