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Obituaries

July 17, 2003

Mary E. Kriner


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Mary E. Kriner, 60, of 896 Apple Way, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Nov. 16, 1942, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Lydia B. Spoonhour Sheaffer and Walter F. Sheaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy J. Kriner, in 1993.

She worked as a nursing aide at South Mountain Restoration Center and other nursing homes in the area.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Weller of Greencastle, Pa. and Brenda P. Piper of St. Thomas; one son, Anthony Polk of St. Thomas; three sisters, Audrey Evans of Apopka, Fla., and Francess Guyer and Deborah Zimmerman, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Walter L. Sheaffer of Ocoee, Fla. and Michael E. Sheaffer of Fayetteville, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Polk; and one son, David Polk.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas. The Rev. Alvin J. Hezlep will officiate. Burial will in Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters, Pa.

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Visitation will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.




Harry W. Yoe


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Harry Warner Yoe, 90, of Martinsburg, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 10, 1912, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Horace G. and Mary Morrow VanMetre Yoe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Virginia Fultz Yoe.

He was a 1935 graduate of West Virginia University and completed his graduate work in 1940.

A retired foreign service officer, he served in various roles, including director USOM to Haiti, from 1957 to 1961, director ICA West Indies and Eastern Caribbean Mission, Port of Spain, Trinidad WI, from 1961 to 1962; and director aid mission Georgetown, British Guiana, from 1964 to 1968. He received several awards, among them are the Meritorious award for econ. Reforms Japanese Fishing Industry in 1951 and the Superior Honor Award AID 1967.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was a member of the Rotary Club of Martinsburg; Alpha Theta and Pi Kappa Alpha societies; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; and WVU Alumni Association.

He was the author of "Fisheries Cooperatives in Japan," published in 1950.

He is survived by two sons, Paul M. Yoe of Raleigh, N.C. and Robert B. Yoe of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harry W. Yoe Jr.

Services will be Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 843, Martinsburg, WV 25402; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Roger R. Robinson


Roger Ray Robinson, 44, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 14, 1958, in Raeford, N.C., he was the son of the late James E. and Lizzie O. McNeil Robinson.

He was a construction worker in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Brown Robinson, whom he married May 6, 1996; one son, Adam L. Brown Sr. of Coatsville, Pa.; three sisters, Ann Robinson of New Jersey, Girlie Robinson of Raeford and Olivia Robinson of Hagerstown; three brothers, James Robinson and Edward Robinson, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Jackie Robinson of Raeford; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Robinson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Hagerstown. James Fowler will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




James L. Haines Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Lawrence Haines Sr., 60, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 21, 1942, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late James E. Haines and Bertha L. Bender Gregg.

He was a counselor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the NRA.

He is survived by his stepfather, James Gregg of Mount Airy, Md.; one daughter, Jodi A. Haines of Thurmont, Md.; two sons, James L. Haines Jr. of Ladiesburg, Md. and Jeffrey S. Haines of Middletown, Md.; sisters; brothers; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.




June A. Strickler


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