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Obituaries

July 11, 2003

Mildred S. Bender


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mildred S. Bender, 98, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 630 E. Catherine St., died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Menno Haven.

Born June 6, 1905, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Carl and Myra LaRue Stimmel Shull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Bender, in 1967.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School, Columbia University, Penn State University and Wilson College. She received a master's degree in library science.

She was the school library supervisor for the Chambersburg Area School District for 40 years.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, where she helped coordinate the church library.

She was a member of Conococheague Audubon Society and Retired Teachers Association; a board member for several local libraries; and a volunteer for the Meals On Wheels program and the Literacy Council.

She is survived by one nephew; one great-niece; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert S. Shull; and one nephew.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Steven D. Dorsett and Chaplain Vernon D. Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Franklin County Library System, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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




Alma M. Yeager


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Alma M. Yeager, 87, formerly of 3341 Parnell Drive, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 4, 1916, in St. Thomas, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lottie Henninger Stoner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G. Yeager, in 1997.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Gary R. Yeager of St. Thomas; three sisters, Ruth Elliott of Greencastle, Pa., Gladys Keefer of Mercersburg, Pa., and Patsy Mellott of St. Thomas; one brother, Clyde Stoner of Greencastle, Pa.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Cecily A. Eisley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Fort Loudon United Methodist Church, 1639 Appleway Road, St. Thomas, PA 17252.




Sharon M. Boyd


GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. -Sharon M. Boyd, 41, of Gerrardstown, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 5, 1961, in Germany, she was the daughter of Kerfoot and Hildagarde Koch Carper of Bunker Hill, W.Va.

She was employed by Berkeley County Schools as a teacher's aide with Valley View School.

She was a member of the Church of Christ at Mountain View in Winchester, Va.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Steven W. Boyd; one son, Nathan P. Boyd; two daughters, Britnie M. Boyd and Lindsey R. Boyd; one brother, Junior Carper of Gerrardstown; and three sisters, Janet B. Luedeman of North Carolina, Pearl A. Butts of Ridgeway, W.Va., and Patricia G. Clem of Gerrardstown.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. Pastor Chuck Doughty will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ, P.O. Box 2702, Winchester, VA 22604.




John R. Coshun


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -John Robert Coshun, 71, of Myrtle Beach, and formerly of Taneytown, Md., died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Hanover Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hanover, Pa.

Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Detour, Md., he was the son of the late John Henry and Carrie Shriner Coshun.

He was a retired procurement officer, serving for more than 40 years with the U.S. Federal Government.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown, and Retreads Motorcycle Club.

He is survived by three daughters, Janice Dougherty of Westminster, Md., and Lisa Brower and Jill White, both of Taneytown; one sister, Mildred Flanagan of Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Monocacy Congregation Church of the Brethren Church Cemetery, Rocky Ridge, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1003, Frederick, MD 21702; or American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont, Md.




Viola M. Perry


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