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Obituaries for 3/14

March 14, 2003

Ralph H. Kee Sr.


ELKTON, Va. - Ralph Hensel Kee Sr., 85, of Elkton, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

Born Aug. 20, 1917, in Franklin, W.Va., he was the son of the late Olen and Lona Eye Kee.

He was a partner of Ken Airey Volkswagen Service and a self-employed mechanic. He also was a bus driver for Friendship Industries and worked at Kee's Amoco in Harrisonburg for the last several years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater. He was awarded the Five Star Cluster.

He was a member of Rion-Bowman VFW Post 632 of Harrisonburg.

He is survived by his wife, Wilda Donovan Kee, whom he married May 13, 1940; one daughter, Paula J. McDonald of Elkton; four sons, Ralph H. Kee Jr. and Charles A. Kee, both of Harrisonburg, Douglas W. Kee of Elkton and William Kee of Shenandoah, Va.; three sisters, Lorraine Booten of Elkton, Dorothy Sites of Keezletown, Va., and Louise Rexrode of Harrisonburg; one brother, Aubrey Kee of Harrisonburg; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Harrisonburg, Va. Pastor Jeff Ferguson, and the Revs. Gary Edenfield and Doug Dowdey will officiate. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kyger Funeral Home, Elkton.

Memorial donations may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 1310 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.




Mildred M. Sollenberger


Mildred Mae Sollenberger, 75, of 13520 Red Brick Lane, Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 20, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jacob A. and Florence E. Strite Grove.

She was employed as a real estate agent by Ted Brendle Associates.

She was a member of Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, where she was chairperson of the Ladies Sewing Auxiliary.

She and her husband spent seven years as missionaries in Africa as part of a community resource program.

She served on the Board of Cumberland Valley Relief Service and was a volunteer of Mennonite Disaster Service.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Chester H. Sollenberger; two sons, Greg R. Sollenberger of Sarasota, Fla., and Jeff L. Sollenberger of Hagerstown; one brother, Roy A. Grove of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Baer and Mary Ebersole; and two brothers, Irvin Grove and Harold Grove.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, Pa. The Revs. Blaine Lougheed and Marlin Ressler will officiate.

Entombment will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brethren in Christ World Missions, P.O. Box 390, Grantham, PA 17027; or The Ladies Sewing Auxiliary, Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, 14807 Hollowell Church Road, Waynesboro, PA 14807.




Theron H. Spring


WILLIAMSPORT - A memorial service for Theron Hardwick Spring, 96, of 16505 Virginia Ave., who died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




George C. Fair


GETTYSBURG, Pa. - George C. Fair, 76, of Gettysburg, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at his home.

Born June 12, 1926, in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late C. Leslie and M. Agnes Rohrbaugh Fair.

He was a 1950 graduate of Gettysburg College.

He worked as a sales representative for Swift and Company in Baltimore from 1952 to 1959. He and his wife owned The Perfect Rest Motel in Gettysburg from 1959 to 1988.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg.

He was a member of Good Samaritan Lodge 336 F&AM, Zembo Temple, Harrisburg Consistory, VFW Post 15 of Gettysburg, past president of Gettysburg Lions Club, member of Albert J. Lentz Post 202 American Legion and a PIAA basketball official.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Forry Fair, one daughter, Marjorie F. Seilhamer of Hagerstown; one son, Neil C. Fair of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Charles L. Fair and Kenneth L. Fair, both of Gettysburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg. The Revs. Samuel Schmitthenner and Judith Gausch will officiate.

Private burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325; or Adams County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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