Obituaries for 10/3

October 03, 2002

Eston H. Paylor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eston H. Paylor, 76, of 411 N. Third St., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 15, 1926, in Chambersburg, he was the son of George Maynard Whitney and Lois Ott Paylor.

He was a graduate of McConnellsburg High School.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1981 after 32 years. He owned and operated Estie's Shoe Repair in McConnellsburg for 20 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He was past president, park manager and director of Lion's Club; a member of Great Cove Golf Club; Old Timers Hunting and Loafing Club and a board member of McConnellsburg Sewage Authority.


He is survived by his wife, Beulah Bivens Paylor; one daughter, Sally Wilson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one son, Craig Paylor of McConnellsburg; three sisters, Arlene Nesbitt and JoAnn Harr, both of McConnellsburg, and Sherry Paylor of Camp Hill, Md.; one brother, Carl Paylor of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 N. Third St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233; or Fulton County Library, 227 N. First St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg.

Dolores I. Witmer

CLEAR SPRING - Dolores I. Witmer, 69, of 13811 National Pike, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 13, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Lowman and Irene Carpenter Lowman Redmond.

She was employed as head cook at Clear Spring American Legion, Gateway Seafood House, Broad Ax and Park Circle restaurants in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Clear Spring.

She was a member of Clear Spring American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; Clear Spring American Legion Youth Baseball League; a former den mother of Cub Scout Pack 11; a former member of Clear Spring High School Band Boosters; and PTA.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Witmer; two daughters, Grace Priest of Hagerstown and Patricia Ditto of Clear Spring; two sons, Jesse E. Witmer of Hagerstown and David A. Witmer of Clear Spring; two brothers, Charles Lowman and Robert Lowman, both of Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring. The Rev. Charles Mackley will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722; or to St. John's United Church of Christ, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 157, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Kent L. Kershner

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Kent Lester Kershner, 58, of Middletown, died of leukemia Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002.

Born March 15, 1944, in Bozeman, Mont., he was the son of Irvin and Darlene Kershner of Montana.

He was a teacher, sheepshearer, pastor, roofer, coach, short-term missionary and a rancher.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Maryann Gurney Kershner; four daughters, Danae Kershner, Serell Kershner, Edith Kershner and Jinnan Kershner, all of Middletown; two sons, Dean Kershner and Caleb Kershner, both of Leesburg, Va.; one sister, April Maggard of Montana; and two grandsons.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Church of the Brethren.

Burial will be in Appleton, Maine.

The family will receive friends today at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to America China Adoption Association, 6723 Whittier Ave., Suite 406, McLean, VA 22101.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services, Frederick, Md.

Vera I. Lee

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Vera I. Lee, 88, of 303 S. Main St., and formerly of Stonecroft Apartments, Hagerstown, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at her home.

Born Jan. 26, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Louis Arthur and Ida Sophia Slarf Jeager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude M. Lee, in 1970. They were married Sept. 16, 1939.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Del.

She was a member of the YWCA of Wilmington and a volunteer at the library there.

She is survived by one son, Richard P. Lee of Mont Alto; one brother, George Jeager of Texas; and two grandsons, Rick Lee of Baltimore and Jim Masino of Collingswood, N.J.

She was preceded in death by one son, David H. Lee; one sister, Marguerite Pollard; and one brother, Richard Jeager.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Smithsburg. A reception will follow at the family home in Mont Alto.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington.

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