Obituaries for 11/18

November 18, 2002

Shirley J. Rogers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Shirley J. Schroyer Beaver Rogers, 65, of 14452 Carrosmar Farm Road, and formerly of Smithsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at her home.

Born April 14, 1937, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Jane Barkdoll Schroyer.

Her first husband, Clarence H. Beaver Sr., died June 4, 1995. They were married Sept. 2. 1975.

She was a 1955 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

She was first employed by Freeman's Shoe Factory, Waynesboro, where she worked for 20 years. She was last employed as a bartender for Leitersburg Hotel and D&B Lounge in Hagerstown. She retired in 1998.

She is survived by her second husband, Jack N. Rogers, whom she married Feb. 8, 1997; her stepmother, Helen Pryor Schroyer of Waynesboro; three daughters, Wilma L. Hamner of Waynesboro, Kitty M. Hales of Fayetteville, N.C., and Roxanna Eager of Lebanon, Pa.; two sons, Ernest D. Beltz of Lebanon, and Matthew L. Beaver of Waynesboro; one stepson, Clarence H. Beaver Jr. of Waynesboro; one half sister, Doris Cantner of Hagerstown; one half brother, David Barkdoll of Greencastle, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth A. Schroyer; and two brothers, Albert Schroyer and Russell Schroyer.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Lin Smalec will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Ruth A. Stott

GLENMOORE, Pa. - Ruth Anne Stott, 54, of 1699 Horseshoe Pike, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at her home.

Born in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Ruth Alderfer Dixon of Hagerstown and the late Richard Dixon.

She is a 1966 graduate of Boonsboro High School and attended Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and graduated in 1970 from West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., with a degree in teaching.

She was employed as a medical records technician by Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook, Pa.

She was a member of Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, Pa.

She was a member of the American Medical Records Association.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 34 years, Stephen L. Stott; one son, David A. Stott of Glenmoore; one daughter, Tamarah E. Martin of Bowmansville, Pa.; one brother, John Dixon of Hagerstown; and two sisters, Carol Sammis of Ithaca, N.Y., and Sue Taylor of Hagerstown.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be held at the church following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Community Evangelical Free Church, P.O. Box 324, Elverson, PA 19520 or be used for a Christian Children's Fund.

Arrangements are by Labs Funeral Home Inc., Honey Brook.

Irvin K. Bloom

Irvin Keedy Bloom, 94, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

Born Nov. 15, 1908, in Hagers-town, he was the son of the late Walter I. and Nellie S. Keedy Bloom.

His wife, Lucille L. Nigh Bloom, died in 1987.

He was employed by the City of Hagerstown, Department of Revenue and Finance for 38 years, retiring in 1971 as acting tax collector and treasurer.

He served two terms as Hagers-town's Ward Five Councilman from 1973 to 1981.

He also owned and with his family operated the Arlington Store from 1951 to 1961.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He had been a member of Maryland Public Finance Officers Association and Washington County Municipal League. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 378, serving as an elected officer for 31 years.

He is survived by one son, Gerald N. Bloom of Phoenix; one daughter, Nancy L. Moulton of Ten Mile, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Revs. Stephen D. Robison and Patricia L. Sebring will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Elks Lodge 378 will have a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

James H. Leaman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - James Hershey Leaman, 88, of 15270 Cider Press Road, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 17, 1914, in Lancaster, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob C. and Fannie Zittle Leaman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise H. Reese Leaman, whom he married in 1935, and his second wife, Dorothy M. Pugh Leman, whom he married in 1974.

He owned and operated Leaman's Seed Store, Waynesboro, from 1940 to 1969. In 1965, he opened Leaman's Garden Center, Hagerstown, and operated it until his retirement in 1976.

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