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Obituaries for 5/27

May 27, 2003

Mary C. Valentine


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mary C. Welty Valentine, 100, a resident of Beverly Healthcare, and formerly of 128 Hamilton Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 25, 1902, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Sourren L. and Rose O. Mullican Welty.

Her husband, Willis H. Valentine, died April 29, 1974. They were married Feb. 27, 1926.

She was a 1921 graduate of Frederick Girls School.

She was employed as a clerk at the former J.J. Newberry Co. of Waynesboro.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

She was a member of South Chapter 2977 AARP, Waynesboro; Waynesboro Senior Center, where she helped the elderly; Waynesboro YMCA Auxiliary; and the National AARP.

She is survived by two sons, David E. Valentine and James C. Valentine, both of Waynesboro; two sisters, Mildred Klipp and Catherine Eyler, both of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Rebecca Davis, Evelyn Bell, Grace Roelke, Thelma Tracey, Ruth Ramsburg, Jennie Marshall and Helen Norris; two brothers, Robert Welty and Sourren Welty Jr.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Sharon Van Dam will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Senior Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Maryetta V. McCormick


Maryetta Virginia McCormick, 90, of Edgewood Place, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Dec. 30, 1912, in Luray, Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mattie M. Racer Judd.

Her husband of 35 years, Frank J. McCormick, died in 1973.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She retired from the City of Hagerstown, where she was the purchasing agent secretary for more than 15 years.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by three sons, Michael J. McCormick of Palm Harbor, Fla., and twins Thomas J. McCormick of Moorestown, N.J., and Terence J. McCormick of Bethesda, Md.; one sister with whom she had resided, Cecelia M. Dieterich of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas T. Polk will be celebrant.

Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery, Hydes, Md., at 1:45 p.m.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.




Catherine M. Staubs


RANSON, W.Va. - Catherine Mae Staubs, 89, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born July 4, 1913, in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Ford and Laura Jenkins Fridley.

Her husband, George Reginald Staubs, died in 1978.

She was formerly employed by Leggetts Department Store, Charles Town, W.Va.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town.

She is survived by four daughters, Clarice Ryan and Brenda S. Pierson, both of Ranson, Arlene Ware of Delaware, and Ruth Mosley of Charles Town; three sons, Marlyn Staubs and Frank Staubs, both of Charles Town, and Daniel Staubs of Ranson; one sister, Ruth Dunnem of Texas; two brothers, Michael Fridley of Ohio, and John Fridley of Harrisonburg, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Cordella Gordon; three brothers, Houston Fridley, Joe Fridley and Robert Fridley; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Ben Hardy will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Helen L. Bard


Helen L. Bard, 87, of 1016 Brinker Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Towson, Md.

Born Aug. 22, 1915, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Amos Baldwin and Lois Rebecca Hunt Bard.

She was a 1933 graduate of Hagerstown High School; a 1935 graduate of Columbia Business College; and a 1943 graduate of the International Accountants Society Inc. of Advanced Accounting, Chicago. After her retirement, she studied law and psychology at Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education.

She was employed by The Singer Co. for 34 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and assistant pianist for the Junior Department.

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