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Obituaries for 11/21

November 21, 2002

Clayton T. Hale

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Clayton T. Hale, 86, of South Mountain Restoration Center, and formerly of Frackville, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Nov. 16, 1916, in St. Nickolas, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Ida Brassington Hale.

He worked as a baker.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at South Mountain Restoration Center. The Rev. Alan Wilson will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Dorothy J. Lantz

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WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothy Jane Owen Lantz, 92, of 154 N. Artizan St., and formerly of Cathedral Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Born Friday, Oct. 21, 1910, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late O.M. and Sara Jane Zahniser Owen.

Her husband, L. Edwin Lantz Jr., died in 1985.

She was a 1927 graduate of West Union (W.Va.) High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at West Virginia University in 1931.

She taught English, history and home economics at Birchfield High School in Wetzel County, W.Va.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, was an elder, choir member and was president of the Women of the Church.

She was a member of the Women's Club, past president of AAUW Alumni of West Virginia University; active in Girl Scouts of America; American Red Cross, Washington County Chapter; American Association of University Women and was president from 1965-67; and worked for Welcome Wagon and the Republican party.

She is survived by one daughter, Edwina Lantz Carlson of Vienna, Va.; three sons, Lewis Lantz III of Silver Spring, Md., Samuel O. Lantz of Westerville, Ohio, and William A. Lantz of Crestview, Fla.; one sister, Martha Rohrer of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Owen.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Ailstock will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund of West Virginia University, P.O. Box 4269, Morgantown, WV 76504.




Jewell Tuck

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jewell Tuck, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 24, 1932, in Bartow, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Earl C. and Mabel C. Collins Wilfong.

She was a day-care provider in Hedgesville, W.Va.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by two sons, Mark E. Tuck of Moneta, Va. and David E. Tuck of Hurt, Va.; three sisters, Phyllis Patterson of Martinsburg, W.Va., Kay Jeans of Kearneysville, W.Va. and Linda Bonifant of Silver Spring, Md.; four brothers, Archie Wilfong of Florida, Bob Wilfong and Dharl Wilfong, both of Hagerstown, and Danny Wilfong of Stafford, Va.; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Earlene Brown.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Burial will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Arbovale Cemetery, Arbovale, W.Va.




Ruth M. Blair

QUINCY, Pa. - Ruth M. Metcalfe Blair, 98, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Hess-Benedict Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 2, 1903, in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Judith Burger Metcalfe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Blair, in 1956.

She attended Quincy schools and Westchester (Pa.) School of Nursing in Westchester.

She was employed as a nurse at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. She also served as a community nurse from 1947 until retiring in 1975.

She received the "Woman of the Year" award in the mid-1970's.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Quincy.

She is survived by one son, Retired Col. John M. Blair of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandsons, Dr. John M. Blair Jr. of Decomma, Wash. and Douglas A. Blair of St. Louis; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jean T. Blair; and one sister, Mary L. Mecalfe.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. James M. Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8469 Anthony Highway, Quincy, PA 17247; Quincy United Methodist Home, Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 17247; or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Margaret E. Winters

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