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Obituaries for 4/11

April 11, 2003

Mary E. Campbell


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Mary Elizabeth Campbell, 85, of 121 Lincoln Way West, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born May 24, 1917, in Grove City, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Snyder and Mary Elizabeth Dewhirst Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Campbell, in 1986.

She was a self-employed antique dealer.

She attended McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Anne Gobin of McConnellsburg.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Rick Cepris will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

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




Rae B. Little


Rae B. Bloomberg Little, 93, of Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at her home.

Born March 5, 1910, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Bloomberg.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson L. Little.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one stepdaughter, Sharon Oliver of Richmond, Va.; one stepson, Kirk Little of Atlanta; one sister, Kay Templeton of Albuquerque, N.M.; one niece and one nephew.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Grayce E. Day


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Grayce Elizabeth Porter-Powers Day, 85, of 215 W. Seventh St., died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home.

Born June 18, 1917, in Beverly, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Martha Porter Powers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. T. Chipman "T.C." Day, in 1998. They were married June 17, 1945.

She was a 1935 graduate of Hamilton High School, a graduate of Burdette Business College in Boston and a 1938 graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory School.

She did laboratory research for cancer and rheumatic fever at Harvard University and Boston Hospital and worked on the original research for the Wasserman test for syphilis. She became a cytologist.

She assisted her husband in a number of ministries, including work with Parish Life at Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro from 1984 to 1992.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Total Life Center at Waynesboro Hospital.

She is survived by one daughter, Sara E. Dickey of Waynesboro, with whom she had lived; one son, Mark C. Day of Terre Haute, Ind.; two granddaughters and a grandson.

A memorial service will be Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ.

The family will receive friends Saturday before and after the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Visiting Nurse, 13 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Veterans of the Cross, c/o Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Helen L. Helman


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - The family of Helen L. Helman, 79, of 1474 Black Gap Road, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Wayne M. Kretzer Sr.


BOONSBORO - Wayne McArthur "Uncle Ben" Kretzer Sr., 60, of 236 Potomac St., died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 6, 1942, in Antietam Furnace, he was the son of the late Otho James and Martha Irene Hutson Kretzer.

He was employed by Richard F. Kline Inc. in Frederick, Md., for 25 years ; and by NAPA Auto Parts in Hagerstown for 10 years, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lorraine Loudenslager Kretzer; one daughter, Debra Lohman of Keedysville; one son, Wayne Kretzer Jr. of Hagerstown; three sisters, Dorothy Jones and Deatta Giffin, both of Boonsboro, and Geraldine Shank of Sharpsburg; one brother, Othie Kretzer of Boonsboro; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma J. Guessford and Irene Crampton.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Robert D. Welty will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Bible Church, 6741 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Charles W. Rife


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles William "Bill" Rife, 80, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Ruth M. Kearns Rife.

He was a 1941 graduate of Martinsburg High School and attended Shepherd College.

He retired from Western Union in 1983 after 36 years. He was the manager of the Martinsburg Western Union Telegraph office.

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