Obituaries for 12/20

December 20, 2002

Mary E. Lingrel

CAVETOWN - Mary E. Lingrel, 95, of Cavetown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 20, 1907, in Cavetown, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. Bushey Sr. and Ruby J. Spielman Bushey.

She is survived by three granddaughters, Sarah E. Sally Leitner of Centerville, Va., D. Roxanne Pepple of Smithsburg and Marla J. Melcher of Vienna, Va.; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard C. Smith; one infant sister; and three brothers, George M. Bushey, William L. Bushey and Frank E. Bushey Jr.


There will be no services or viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Emma B. Petre

Emma B. Horst Petre, 95, of 14228 Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at her home.

Born Sept. 7, 1907, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. and Mary Baer Horst.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Russell V. Petre, whom she marred Dec. 3, 1929; eight daughters, Naomi H. Rudolph of Smithsburg, Ruth H. Weaver of Boiling Springs, Pa., Anna H. Martin and Elva H. Martin, both of Hagerstown, Mary E. Petre, at home, Iva H. Petre of Winchester, Va., Lela H. Martin of Gleason, Wis., and Dorcas E. Brubaker of Seven Valleys, Pa.; five sons, Aldus H. Petre of Waynesboro, Pa., Merle H. Petre of Williamsport, Roy H. Petre of Hagerstown, Daniel R. Petre of York, Pa., and Mahlon S. Petre of Gap Mills, W.Va.; one sister, Ada B. Horst of Maugansville; one brother, Mahlon B. Horst of Harrisonburg, Va.; 103 grandchildren; 367 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Nelson H. Petre; three sisters; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. The Reiff and Paradise Mennonite Church Ministries will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Paradise Mennonite Church, Hagerstown; and Monday at 9 a.m. at Reiff Mennnonite Church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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

Carrie M. Diehl

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carrie M. Diehl, 93, of 1425 Philadelphia Ave., and formerly of Walker Road, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Penn Hall Nursing Center.

Born June 9, 1909, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Anna Schlichter Alleman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie M. Diehl, in 2001.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg and attended Penn Hall Chapel.

She was a former member of Women's Christian Temperance Union; Woodstock Homemakers Group and a volunteer driver for Meals-on-Wheels.

She is survived by five daughters, Ellen Long of Edenville, Pa., Mary Miller of Carlisle, Pa., Dorothy Hawbaker of Mercersburg, Pa., Linda Bingaman of Greencastle, Pa., and Phyllis Rotz of New Franklin, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kay James; one brother, Norman Alleman; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Chaplain Robert Keener and the Rev. Ray Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Penn Hall Benevolence Fund, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

James H. Washington

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - James Henry Washington, 79, of Kearneysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 22, 1923, in Kearneysville, he was the son of the late Allen and Effie Ford Washington.

He retired from White Motor Co. in Cleveland as a supervisor.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon, among others.

He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Martinsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marian Virginia Robinson Washington; two daughters, Diane W. McKnight of Charles Town, W.Va., and Cathy White of Cleveland; two sons, Gary W. Washington of Albuquerque, N.M., and Myron K. Washington of Cleveland; two sisters, Etheline Virginia of Kearneysville and Alice Lee of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Oscar R. Washington of Kearneysville and Raymond A. Washington; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey T. Washington and Donald Roper; one sister, Elnora Lucinda; and four brothers, Charles Washington, George L. Washington, Daniel B. Washington and Edward R. Washington.

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