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Obituaries for 1/15

January 15, 2003

Evelyn L. McRoy

Evelyn L. Shoemaker McRoy, 74, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Cathryn E. Spickler Shoemaker.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas E. McRoy; one sister, Lois A. Grogan of Hagerstown; one brother, William G. Shoemaker of Hagerstown; one aunt; one uncle; and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. Pastor Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Georgia V. Tosten

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Georgia V. Mumma Tosten, 80, of 3755 Sportsman Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1922, in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Daniel and Blanche Kelso Mumma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy S. Tosten, in 1967. They were married Oct. 22, 1943.

She attended Fulton County, Pa., schools.

She retired in 1967 as a press operator from Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa. She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing in Hagerstown and Greencastle Canning Co.

She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church in Greencastle.

She is survived by three sons, Wayne L. Tosten, Delmas E. Tosten and Roger L. Tosten, all of Greencastle; two sisters, Beulah Strait of Needmore, Pa., and Betty Anderson of Greencastle; two brothers, L. Wayne Mumma of Hagerstown and Ivan K. Mumma of McConnellsburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Mumma and Verle Mumma.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Foursquare Gospel Church, Greencastle. The Revs. Glen E. Hartman and Victor Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to Foursquare Gospel Church, 236 Tyrone St., Greencastle, PA 17225.




Janice L. Willinghan

Janice Lee Willinghan, 51, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Woodlawn, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 2, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Matilda Ricketts McNaney and John McNaney.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Willinghan Sr.; one daughter, Michele Willinghan of Halethorpe, Md.; two sons, Richard Willinghan Jr. of Hanover, Pa., and Aaron Willinghan of Hagerstown; two sisters, Susan Powers of Clear Spring and Carol McGreevy of Colorado; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Loring Byers Funeral Home, Randallstown, Md.

Burial will be at a later date.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Nina G. Mentzer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Nina G. Piper Mentzer, 88, of 11247 Cross St., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1914, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late William Ellsworth and Ettie Arbelia Myers Piper.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

Her husband, Charles C. Mentzer, died Aug. 19, 1970. They were married Nov. 28, 1931.

She was a homemaker; and worked for a time as a seamstress for Wayne Sportswear and Yvonne Kay.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church and Helping Hands Sunday School Class in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, June L. Mickey of Waynesboro; two sisters, Florence L. Jones of Mont Alto, Pa., and Beulah I. Brown of Smithsburg; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Georgianna M. Piper, Pauline E. King and Helen L. Piper; and five brothers, Gair F. Piper, Wayne L. Piper, Harlan J. Piper, William E. Piper Jr. and John R. Piper.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Missions Fund of Otterbein United Brethren Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Charles E. Swisher Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Charles E. Swisher Sr., 82, of 11702 Koons Road, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 26, 1920, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Charles and Fannie Carbaugh Swisher.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., for 30 years, retiring in 1974.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

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