Obituaries for 10/17

October 17, 2002

Betty L. Becraft

QUINCY, Pa. - Betty L. Wagaman Becraft, 76, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 10902 Loop Road, South Mountain, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 6, 1925, in South Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Minne Kauffman Wagaman.

Her husband, Thomas L. Becraft Sr., whom she married in October 1941, died March 5, 2000.

She attended the Guilford School in South Mountain.

She was a homemaker.

She attended the First Church of God in South Mountain.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Cleopatra Carbaugh of Mont Alto, Pa., and Connie E. Shaner of Leesburg, Fla.; two sons, Thomas L. Becraft Jr. of Mont Alto and Donald L. Becraft of South Mountain; six sisters, Ruth Binkley and Donna Gates, both of Waynesboro, Pa., Hazel Addlesberger of York, Pa., Myrtle Berklite of Columbus, Ga., and Edith Baker and Ada Baker, both of South Mountain; four brothers, Ellis Wagaman, Edward Wagaman and Richard Wagaman, all of South Mountain, and Ray Wagaman of Chambersburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred T. Wagaman, Vernis Wagaman and Robert Wagaman.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. Mervil R. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain.

The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Beulah M. Effland

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Beulah M. Effland, 83, of Millersville and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Md.

Born in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Bowers Risinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo J. Effland, in 1967.

She worked 17 years for National Plastics, now International Paper Co.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol S. Aversa of Millersville; three sisters, Connie Summeraur of Georgia and Norma Clark and Phyllis Unger, both of West Virginia; and a brother, Charles Risinger of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Householder, Dolly Albright and Della Baxter.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jeff Dissmoro will officiate. Burial will be in Snyders Church Cemetery, Hedgesville, W.Va.

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

Gerald H.C. Mowen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Gerald H.C. Mowen, 67, of 425 Martin Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Washington County Hospital from complications after having a ruptured abdominal aneurysm.

Born Dec. 29, 1934, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry Clinton and Orpha Viola Johnston Mowen.

He attended Paradise School south of Greencastle.

Earlier, he was employed as a carpenter by Russell B. Keener General Contractor in Hagerstown. Since 1975, he was a self-employed master carpenter.

He was a member of Chambersburg First Church of God where he had served as a trustee and volunteer of service projects.

He was a member of NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Yetter Mowen, whom he married April 14, 1956; a daughter, Cynthia M. Gipe of Chambersburg; five sons, Brian K. Mowen and Paul F. Mowen, both of Greencastle, Daniel C. Mowen of Waynesboro, Pa., Allen J. Mowen of Chambersburg, Pa., and Andrew J. Mowen of Port Matilda, Pa.; a sister, Betty Brechbiel of Greencastle; four brothers, Rollo Mowen of State Line, Pa., Eldon Mowen and Aubrey Mowen, both of Greencastle, and Everett Mowen of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Chambersburg First Church of God. Pastor Earl Mills will officiate.

Private burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg First Church of God, Building Fund, 339 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child, 801 Bamboo Road, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Betty L. Fauble

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Betty Lorraine "Becky" Fauble, 62, of 2 East "A" Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the home of her sister in Bakerton, W.Va.

Born Nov. 16, 1939, in Weverton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Edna Munday Fauble.

She retired from My Sisters Place in Brunswick where she worked as a waitress.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of the American Legion, both of Brunswick.

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