Obituaries for 6/26

June 26, 2003

Nora M. Ross

SHARPSBURG - Nora Mae Ross, 83, of 7107 Dam No. 4 Road, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home.

Born to the late Noah and Alberta Summers on Sept. 26, 1919, in Opelika, Ala., where she met and married her late husband, Roosevelt Ross, and to this union were born three girls, Alberta and Sandra Renee, both deceased, and Rosa Mae.

She moved to Chicago in 1945 where she continued her education and became a licensed beautician. She taught the theory of hair care and preventive methods at Lydia's Beauty School, and operated a beauty salon.

After her retirement, she managed a homeless shelter.

She was active in politics for 40 years, always wanting to be instrumental in making a difference.

Her vivacious smile, kindness, love and generosity were felt by all. She was a member of the Mechanic Sisters of the Star of Good Hope Chapter No. 11, whose belief is to serve widows, educate children and encourage bereaved families.


Nora was baptized at an early age at the Ridge Grove Baptist Church in Alabama. She was united with the Liberty Baptist Church in Chicago, where she still remained a member.

When she moved to Sharpsburg, in 1995, she started to attend the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses because she wanted to be united with her family.

Nora fell asleep in death on June 25, 2003, and is survived by a host of relatives and friends, including one daughter, Rosa M. Allen and her son-in-law, William E. Allen of Sharpsburg; one stepdaughter, Marion Davis of Cincinnati; three grandsons, Leon A. Rice of Stockton, Calif., LeDell Henderson of Joliet, Ill. and Steven Allen of Glen Burnie, Md.; play daughters, Eva Williamson, Frances Stone, Pattie Burns, Delores Trimble and Katrina Maxwell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Minister Roger L. Ridenour will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Dorothy R. Horst

Dorothy Rebecca Horst, 74, of 711 Park Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Ray M. and Nellie Ruth Moats Long.

She was employed by Dorbee Manufacturing.

She was a member of VFW 1936 Auxiliary; American Legion Funkstown Post 211 Auxiliary; Longmeadow Bowl Wednesday A.M. League; and South Side Flying Eagles.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob S. Horst Sr.; two daughters, Jean Mong and Jeanette Ebersole, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Michael Horst of Hagerstown and Jacob S. Horst Jr. of Leesburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert L. Hamlin will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Julia K. Kramerage

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Julia K. Kramerage, 87, of Martinsburg, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at a Martinsburg care facility.

Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Betty Ann Eaton Knighten.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg.

She is survived by her husband, Tony A. Kramerage; three sons, Larry Kramerage of Canton, Ohio, David Kramerage of Anaheim, Calif. and Paul Kramerage of Martinsburg; one sister, Mary Myers of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, six brothers and one grandson.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Mark Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Anna V. Kugler

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Anna V. Narcaruez Kugler, 99, of the Village of Laurel Run, and formerly of 29 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 15, 1903, in Shenandoah, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Ed and Rose Marie Mileavage Narcaruez.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers F. Kugler, in 1962.

She attended school in Shenandoah.

She was employed by the Waynesboro Laundry for 50 years.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of North Chapter AARP 739 of Waynesboro; and National AARP.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Donna Shearer of Hanover, Pa. and Susan Wise of East Greenville, Pa.; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph J. Kugler; two sisters and one brother.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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