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Obituaries for 6/28

June 28, 2003

Jay E. Hege


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Jay E. Hege, 49, of 19962 Great Cove Road, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his home.

Born April 3, 1954, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he was the son of Betty L. Hertzler Hege and the late Enos H. Hege.

He was a dairy farmer.

He attended Mountain View Mennonite Church in McConnellsburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Aletha Mae Hege, whom he married March 8, 1974; eight daughters, Wanda J. Straite of Tylertown, Miss., Yvonne J. Hege of Dublin, Ga., Lisa J. Hege and Ruby J. Hege, both of Maryland, and Carla J. Hege, Rachel J. Hege, Elaine J. Hege and Sarah J. Hege, all of McConnellsburg; four sons, Lamar J. Hege and Glenn J. Hege, both of South Carolina, Nathaniel J. Hege and Nevin J. Hege, both of McConnellsburg; four sisters, Jean L. Hege of Shippensburg, Pa., Carol A. Hostetter of Spring Run, Pa., Dena R. Skrivseth of South Carolina and Lanell B. Kropf of Arizona; three brothers, Daniel L. Hege and Gary M. Hege, both of South Carolina, and Arlin D. Hege of Shippensburg; and three grandchildren.

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Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mount Olive Mennonite Church, Maugansville. Bishop Glenn Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olive Mennonite Church Cemetery, Maugansville.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made in care of Mark Strite, 13416 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722, or Kenneth Oberholzer, 19816 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.




Ralph E. Armstrong


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ralph E. Armstrong, 88, of 1189 Warm Spring Road, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Manorcare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born July 29, 1914, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late John B. and Sarah I. Swank Armstrong.

He retired as captain from the Cocoa Beach, Fla., police department in 1976.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg and attended Salem Lutheran Church in Marion, Pa.

He was a member of Knights of Phythus and Fraternal Order of Police, president of the local exchange club and a member of BPO Elks 600 of Chambersburg and the Elks Club of Melbourne, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Susan M. Gossard Armstrong; two daughters, Patricia A. Snider of Chambersburg and Sally L. Melvin of Tallahassee, Fla.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Denise Horn will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 377, Marion, PA 17235.




Fred E. Yeager


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fred E. Yeager, 88, of 408 Twin Bridge Road, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 15, 1915, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Annie Ernst Yeager.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Angle Yeager.

He was a self-employed farmer and carpenter. He built many farm buildings in the area.

He is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Yeager and Ruth A. Martin, both of Chambersburg, and Sarah Keith of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Harold Yeager of St. Thomas, Pa., and Galen Yeager of Chambersburg; two brothers, Frank Yeager and Glenn Yeager, both of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Chester Yeager; three sisters, Martha Ebersole, Esther Yeager and infant Mary E. Yeager; and four brothers, Roy Yeager, Raymond Yeager, Milton Yeager and Earl Yeager.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Chambersburg. The Revs. Allen Lehman and Paul Yeun will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, and Monday at 1 p.m. at the church. The funeral home will open Sunday at 3 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Building Fund, 346 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Jessie A. Hutson


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Jessie Ann Hutson, 78, of 293 Leisure Way and formerly of Harpers Ferry Road, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at her home.

Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Mount Jackson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Vergi Wilt Spitler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Hutson, in 2001.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Antietam Church of God.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie A. Thompson of Shepherdstown; a son, Donald J. Hutson of Hagerstown; a sister, Sarah Crider of Winchester, Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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