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Obituaries for 4/22

April 22, 2003

Ruth K. Bumbaugh


Ruth K. Meyers Bumbaugh, 76, a resident of Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown, and formerly of Schaff's Mobile Home Park in Fayetteville, Pa., died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the center.

Born Feb. 27, 1927, near Milnor, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Zola Kuhn Meyers.

Her husband, David E. Bumbaugh, died May 22, 1984.

She worked for more than 27 years at the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Pond Bank Mennonite Church near Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Delores Funk of Hagerstown; one son, Paul W. Benchoff Jr. of Fayetteville; two sisters, Edna Stouffer of Greencastle, Pa., and Flo Martin of Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport; one stepson, James Bumbaugh of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond K. Meyers and Owen Meyers.

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Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pond Bank Mennonite Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Marlin E. Ebersole will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Pond Bank Mennonite Church, 6555 Duffield Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Jacob O. Hykes


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jacob Owen Hykes, 66, of 10894 Worleytown Road, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at his home.

Born June 10, 1936, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob H. and Lydia R. Egolf Hykes.

He attended Greencastle schools.

He was a lifelong farmer. He worked at the former Leiters Hardware and Implement in Greencastle. He then worked at the former Melrose Farm Supply in Greencastle from 1964 to 1987. Following his retirement, he worked at Forrester Farm Equipment in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Brethren in Christ Church, and recently attended Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church near Mercersburg, Pa., where he was a member of the Berean Sunday School class.

He was a member of Franklin County Tractor Pullers Association, Interstate Tractor and Truck Pullers Association and Nova (Pa.) Ruritan Club, where he held several club offices and some district offices.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Miller Hykes, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959; two daughters, Denise R. Peterson of Upton, Pa., and Jennifer A. Hykes of Greencastle; one son, Michael E. Hykes of Greencastle; three sisters, Jane M. Christophel of Chambersburg, Ivy M. Maynard of Williamson, Pa., and Linda G. Rotz of Greencastle; one brother, Leslie A. Hykes of Greencastle; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, Mercersburg. The Revs. Wilbur Benner and Dennis L. Ritchey will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236; Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Edward L. Slayman


HUDSON, Fla. - Edward Leroy Slayman, 80, of Hudson, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at his home.

Born Feb. 21, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Guy and Nannie Finley Kendle Slayman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Anna Carlson Slayman, in 2002.

He retired from Fairchild Republic Co. in 1982 after 40 years of service.

He was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, and served in World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. He was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was a Bronze Star recipient, nominated twice for the Silver Star, and received other awards and medals.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211 and the Florida State Chapter One, American Ex-Prisoner of War Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Joan C. Bradford of Hagerstown; one son, James R. Slayman of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Christine Ott of Adamstown, Md.; two stepsons, William Mapes of Waynesboro, Pa., and Andy Mapes of Smithsburg; three sisters, Etta Bartles, Elizabeth Cloudis and Nancy Moats, all of Hagerstown; three brothers, George Slayman of Smithsburg, Elvin Slayman of Hagerstown, and John Slayman of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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