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Obituaries for 3/18

March 18, 2003

Margaret E. Mervine


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret E. Mervine, 88, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Fort Loudon and Bedford, Pa., died Monday, March 17, 2003, at the center.

Born April 25, 1914, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Mary Richey Snyder.

Her husband, George M. "Tucker" Mervine, died Oct. 19, 1978.

She had worked as a waitress; and worked in the Baltimore shipyards during World War II.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Clarence Armstrong Post 6241, Mercersburg, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Gaynelle B. Rosenberry of Fort Loudon; two granddaughters, Sheila Owens of Fayetteville, Pa., and Rhonda Mellott of St. Thomas, Pa., and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bedford County Memorial Park. The Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman will officiate.

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Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102; American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Ruth M. Baughman


QUINCY, Pa. - Ruth M. Baughman, 78, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 5204 White Church Road, Shippensburg, Pa., died Monday, March 17, 2003, in Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 19, 1924, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Killian Sites.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Messiah United Methodist Church, Shippensburg.

She was a Brownie Troop leader in Scotland, Pa., for 25 years; served on the Franklin County Election Board, working the voting polls in Greene Township; was a member of TOPS Club, Scotland; Golden Age Club, Chambersburg; and AARP in Shippensburg.

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Baughman Sr., whom she married Nov. 6, 1943; two daughters, Mary J. Baughman of Chambersburg, and Rose M. Sato of Alexandria, Va.; three sons, Robert G. Baughman Jr. of Manassas, Va., Terry W. Baughman of Fayetteville, Pa., and Jon C. Baughman of Shippensburg; one sister, Bertha M. Frey of Chambersburg; one stepsister, Mary A. Mowery of Newburg, Pa.; one brother, Glenn K. Sites of Orrstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Revs. Troy Howell and Francis H. Norton will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Messiah United Methodist Church, 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.




Oscar W. Spigler


Oscar William Spigler, 88, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born June 19, 1914, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George R. and Bonivant Pearl Weyant Spigler.

He shined shoes as a youth in the downtown area. He worked as a stock boy at J.J. Newberry Store, then became assistant manager and traveled the East Coast in several retail chain stores. He was an expediter with Pangborn Corp., retiring in 1976.

He made 50 consecutive trips to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown, and served as an usher.

He was a member of Funkstown Moose Lodge 2435 and BPOE Elks Lodge 378. He served as a Hagerstown City Councilman for the South End.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rita E. Spigler; seven daughters, Mary J. Racine of Maugansville, Joanne O'Brien of San Jose, Calif., Virginia McDonell of Sonora, Calif., Bonivant Thomas of Greensboro, N.C., Victoria Hastings and Patricia Ford, both of Hagerstown, and Catherine Zwarich of Merriam, Kan.; one son, William Spigler of Waynesboro, Pa.; three brothers, Harry Spigler, Warren Spigler and Harold Spigler, all of Hagerstown; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Spigler; one sister, Pearl E. Haugh; and one brother, David Spigler.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. Monsignor Robert Passarelli will officiate. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 t o 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, with prayers at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Usher Fund, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to the church.




Thomas I. Green


QUINCY, Pa. - Thomas I. Green, 85, of Cottage 302C, Quincy Village, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

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