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Obituaries for 12/27

December 27, 2002

Hazel M. Kerlin

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Hazel Margaret Kerlin, 81, of Fulton County Medical Center, Extended Care Unit, 216 S. First St., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at the center.

Born Sept. 1, 1921, in McConnellsburg, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary M. Shirk Craig.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kerlin, in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Calvary Independent Baptist Church in McConnellsburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Grace A. Brady and Bonita R. Kendall, both of McConnellsburg, and Shirley L. Meyers of Howe, Texas; three sons, David E. Kerlin, Raymond Kerlin and Donald E. Kerlin, all of McConnellsburg; two sisters, Alma Gerehart of Hampton, Va., and Marie Lynch of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alberta Craig and Irma Rosenberry; three brothers, Clyde Craig, Arnold Craig and infant brother, Marshall Craig.

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Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. Pastor David Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Edna M. Crouse

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Edna Mae Smith Crouse, 78, of 106 1/2 Middle St., and 2735 Leitersburg Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Howard J. and Susan Geneva Wright Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Lee Crouse, in 1986. They were married Dec. 31, 1941.

She was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by one son, Larry L. Crouse Sr. of Waynesboro; one sister, Betty Reichelderfer of Moneta, Va.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Pogue and Gale Smith.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Lee E. Nunemaker Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 488 W. Market St., York, PA 17404.




Edna V. Wagaman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edna V. Ickes Wagaman, 73, of 11170 Clay Hill Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alta Blubaugh Ickes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S. "Peach" Wagaman, in 1996. They were married Dec. 19, 1947.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Life Gate Ministries in Fairview.

She was a member of TOPS and Greencastle Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Noralee V. Carbaugh of Greencastle, Pa., and V. Susie Marcoux of Chambersburg; three sons, Kenneth L. Wagaman of Waynesboro, Nathan R. Wagaman of Greencastle and Sam A. Wagaman of Chambersburg; one sister, Mabel Ulrich of Tomstown, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Berna K. Wagaman; three sisters, Mary Bowers, Lulu Moats and Bessie Ditch; three brothers, Herman Ickes, Samuel Ickes and Harry Ickes; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Wayne L. Kuhns will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.




Virginia W. Rickett

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Virginia W. "Ginny" Welty Rickett, 94, of 522 Clayton Ave. and Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at the home.

Born April 25, 1908, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. Welty and Noane Wilson Welty Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O. Rickett, in 1959. They were married April 16, 1927.

She was employed by Samuel Dixon State Hospital in South Mountain, Pa., as an operator and as a craft instructor, retiring in 1970 after 10 years.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

She was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731 Ladies Auxiliary; Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary; Mount Vernon Chapter 398 Order of the Eastern Star, all of Waynesboro; and National AARP.

She is survived by two children, Ann R. Shultz of Lutherville, Md., and James W. Rickett of Waynesboro; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Chester Barnes; two stepsisters; and three stepbrothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

At her request, there will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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