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Obituaries for 12/24

December 24, 2002

Velma E. Bishop

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Velma E. Bishop, 85, of Great Cove Road, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care Unit in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born April 9, 1917, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Georgia Mellott Lewis.

Her husband, J. Harvey Bishop, died in 1984.

She was a 1936 graduate of Warfordsburg (Pa.) High School.

She retired as a nursing aid from Fulton County Medical Center and Decker Nursing Home in McConnellsburg. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Christian Church and attended Antioch Christian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Jean M. Apple of Warfordsburg; one brother, Fred H. Lewis of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda L. Bishop Ross; and one brother, Kenneth E. Lewis.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa. The Rev. Marion Nesselrodt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and at the church Friday at 10 a.m. The funeral home will be open Thursday from 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antioch Cemetery Association, c/o Gerald Waltz, 1115 Waltz Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.




Allen M. House

Allen Maurice House, 36, of 11121 Glenside Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 1, 1966, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Eldin Maurice and Martha Sue Schuelka House of Hagerstown.

He was a 1984 graduate of Williamsport High School, and a graduate of West Virginia University.

He had been an assistant professor of English at the University of Caldas in Manezales, Columbia, South America; was an engineering consultant for two engineering firms and the Maryland State Highway Administration; and was currently employed by the Washington County Department of Engineering.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Angela Patricia House, whom he married Sept. 26, 1991; one daughter, Alexandra M. House, at home; maternal grandmother, Helen Hallford of Keokuk, Iowa; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Terry Broadwater will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in trust for Alexandra M. House, c/o E. Douglas Corbiser, 11916 Commanchee Drive, Smithsburg, MD 21783.




Mary A. Foster

QUINCY, Pa. - Mary Agnes Lizor Foster, 93, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 28 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the home.

Born Nov. 28, 1909, in Emmitsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clifford Samuel and Rose Bernadette Sanders Lizor.

Her husband, William S. Foster, died April 2, 1969. They were married July 10, 1934.

She received a GED in 1970 from Waynesboro High School.

She did domestic work, and helped with the care of elderly people.

She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waynesboro, where she was a member of the Legion of Mary.

She was a member of the AARP.

She is survived by four daughters, Margaret L. Riley of Darlington, Md., Catherine T. Burner of Fayetteville, Pa., Ruth N. Sweeney of Hagerstown, and Betty A. Green of Waynesboro; four sons, William S. Foster Jr. and George E. Foster, both of Waynesboro, Frank C. Foster of Upton, Pa., and Charles N. Foster of Herlong, Calif.; two sisters, Margaret Spencer and Susan Cross, both of Baltimore; one brother, Frank Lizor of Gloversville, N.Y.; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Marie Foster; two sisters, Theresa Grondzik and Rose A. Lizor; five brothers, Joseph Lizor, William Lizor, George Lizor, Larry Lizor and Charles Lizor; and one granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph S. Lizor will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. A wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m.




Shirley L. Suders

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Shirley L. Meyers Suders, 62, of 17-B W. North St., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond K. and Grace P. Troup Meyers.

Her husband, Robert F. Suders, died April 1, 1991.

She was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School.

She worked at the South Mountain (Pa.) Restoration Center, and did in-home nursing care.

She was a member of Black Rock Bible Church in Hagerstown.

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