Obituaries for 12/9

December 09, 2002

Carl J. Armstrong

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Carl J. Armstrong, 82, a resident of Shook Home, and formerly of 6337 Jack Road, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1920, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late Andrew Smith and Zelda Miller Armstrong.

His wife, Esther Hoover Armstrong, died May 16, 2002.

Early in his life, he was employed by Swift and Co. in Chambersburg; worked in the orchards in the St. Thomas area; and worked at T.B. Woods Co. until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two brothers, John M. Armstrong of Pittsburgh, and A. Smith Armstrong of Chambersburg; and three sisters, Helen M. Rotz and Lydia A. Ramer, both of Chambersburg, and Grace R. Hess of Mercersburg, Pa.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel E. Armstrong; and one brother, Raymond C. Armstrong.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas. The Rev. James Young will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Building Fund of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 7061 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, PA 17252.

J. Keith Meyers

SHARPSBURG - J. Keith Meyers, 70, of Sharpsburg, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Calvin and Iva Mae Moser Meyers.

He was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He attended Hagerstown Community College and the University of Maryland, College Park.

He was a lifelong dairy farmer and owner/operator of Woodlawn Farm Butcher Shop in Sharpsburg.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Evangelical Church in Sharpsburg, where he served as Sunday School teacher, council member, choir member and past lay reader. He also served as vice chairman of the Lutheran Church Council of Washington County and was a past member of Evangelism Committee of Maryland Synod Lutheran Church in America.

He was a member of Sharpsburg Lions Club, where he was club president and program chairman from 1962 to 1974, and served on various standing committees. He was past president of Sharpsburg Elementary School PTA; past president of Hagerstown Southern States Petroleum Cooperative; past president of Washington County Farm Bureau; past director and member of the executive committee of the Maryland Farm Bureau; past director of Washington County Dairy Herd Improvement Association; past chairman of Shepherdstown Southern States Stockholders Advisory Committee; past member of Maryland State Commission to study the State Board of Agriculture; past member of Governors' Task Force of Agriculture; past member of Maryland Agriculture Commission; past secretary/treasurer of Washington County Farm Bureau; past member of Maryland Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; past chairman of Washington County Forestry Conservancy Board; past member of Maryland Wholesome Meat Advisory Council; past precinct leader for the Republican Party; and past district governor of Multiple District Lions International in 1981-82.

He received the Maryland Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1962; Washington County Outstanding Conservation Farmer Award in 1963; and Washington County Sustaining Conservationist Award in 1972.

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Schmidt Meyers, whom he married Dec. 21, 1951; one daughter, Carolyn A. Moore of Catonsville, Md.; three sons, Robert H. Meyers of Hagerstown, and David K. Meyers and Gregory E. Meyers, both of Sharpsburg; four sisters, Elsie Miller of Hagerstown, Mildred Stouffer of Chambersburg, Dorothy Hughes of Olney, Md., and Ruth Keller of Philadelphia; one brother, William C. Meyers of Hondo, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. The Revs. G. Edward Wetstone and Quentin J. Fleming will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Agnes Cancer Center, 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229.

Martha M. Faulkner

Martha M. Faulkner, 83, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Sept. 6, 1919, in Salem, Va., she was the daughter of the late Casper J. and Virginia Broadus.

Her husband, Charles W. Faulkner, died in 1982.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hagerstown and St. John's Baptist Church in Luray, Va.

She was a member of Sharon Temple 160 in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Smith and Geraldine Freeman, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Sara Woodson of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

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