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Obituaries 4/21

April 21, 2003

Marie Owens


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Marie Rich Owens, 90, of 135 Maynard St., and formerly of 250 Clyde St. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield.

Born Nov. 13, 1912, in Franklin, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Horace and Mamie English Rich.

Her husband, John W. Owens, died Sept. 7, 1974. They were married Feb. 24, 1932.

She was a 1932 graduate of Franklin Training High School. She later attended college for two years in Franklin.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's AME Church in Waynesboro, where she was a member of the Missionary Society and sang in the choir. While in Springfield, she attended Third Baptist Church.

She was active at the Waynesboro Senior Center, where she taught knitting. She also was a volunteer at Waynesboro High School, teaching knitting and ceramics.

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She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Williams of Hartsville, Tenn., Virginia Miller of Springfield, Mary Wells of Troy, Mich., and Loretta Thomas of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, John W. Owens Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and William C. Owens of Waynesboro; 30 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's AME Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. D.L. Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's AME Church, 30 W. King St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Charles R. Culp


BOONSBORO - Charles Richard Culp, 86, of 76 Meadow Lane, and formerly of Pound Ridge, N.Y., died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Everett Abbott and Louise Elizabeth Sieburg Culp.

He had been employed with the New York Central Railroad, and retired in 1982 from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army's 750th Railway Operating Battalion in Germany.

He was a Methodist.

He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; past president of Pound Ridge Lions Club; and volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and ambulance and rescue companies.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elfriede Maria Kreisheimer Culp; and one son, Bruce E. Culp.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the chapel at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village near Boonsboro. The Rev. Louis R. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




David C. Wengert


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - David Carl Wengert, 61, of Shippensburg Health Care Center, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1941, he was the son of the late G. Carl and Mary Aldstadt Wengert.

He was active in the Chambersburg organization for the mentally challenged, of which his mother was one of the founders.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona, Pa.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to God's Special Ones Program, c/o Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Hilda L. Hughes


BOONSBORO - Hilda Louise Hughes, 86, of 8507 Mapleville Road, and formerly of Rohrersville, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village.

Born Oct. 8, 1916, in Locust Grove, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alvey Clarence and Anna Ruth Ford Poffenberger.

She was a homemaker and had been co-owner of H&H American Antiques in Keedysville.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church at Locust Grove, where she was a member of the True Blue Sunday School class.

She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross blood drive and Washington County Election Board.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Sidney Hughes; and two sisters, Dorothy Butts of Boonsboro, and Anna L. Kepler of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie V. Poffenberger.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Home Chapel. The Revs. Blaine E. Feightner and Louis R. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 55, Rohrersville, MD 21779; Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Mary F. McBee


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mary Frances McBee, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, in Berkeley Springs.

Born June 26, 1921, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Jessie B. Linaweaver Weber.

Her husband, Raymond L. McBee, died in 1988. They were married March 7, 1942.

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