Obituaries for 7/28

July 28, 2003

Christina A. Fling

Christina Anne "Chris" Fling, 28, of 206 Lily Court, died Friday, July 25, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 3, 1974, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Michael E. Fling of Hagerstown, and Joann R. Ridenour Franklin of Middletown, Md.

She was a 1992 graduate of Middletown High School and a 1996 graduate of the University of Philadelphia.

She owned and operated Curves for Women fitness center in Hagerstown for two years.

She was a member of Women's Business Owners Group in Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a special friend, Warren McDonald; one brother, David M. Fling of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Ruth V. Ridenour of Boonsboro; paternal grandmother, Ann V. Gosnell of Middleburg, Va.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Louis R. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.


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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244.

M. LaRue Bell

QUINCY, Pa. - M. LaRue Stull Bell, 84, a guest of Quincy United Methodist Home, and of 225 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the home.

Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Ruth B. McKean Stull.

Her husband of more than 62 years, Philip B. Bell, died Jan. 15, 2001. They were married March 26, 1938.

She was a 1936 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School class, Ladies Aid Society and Women's Missionary Association. She also taught Sunday School.

She volunteered with the local Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, PTA, Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, Waynesboro Meals-on-Wheels and Waynesboro High School Band Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Woodring of Waynesboro; four sons, Gary P. Bell of Landenberg, Pa., John M. Bell of Basking Ridge, N.J., David E. Bell of Vienna, Va., and L. Stephen Bell of San Francisco; two sisters, Edna Honodel of Waynesboro, and Louise Stall of Chambersburg; one brother, Warren Stull of Lexington, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Ladies Aid Society, Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Devon A. Gottfried

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Devon Allen Gottfried, 19, of 9486 Circle Drive, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 30 in Chambersburg.

Born Oct. 18, 1983, in Chambersburg, he was the son of David A. and Crystal R. Shatzer Gottfried of Chambersburg.

He was a 2002 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa.

He was employed as a masonry laborer for Nitterhouse Concrete Products.

He attended Edenville (Pa.) United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jason Martin of St. Thomas, Pa., and Cory Gottfried of Chambersburg; paternal grandparents, Mildred and Daniel Gottfried of Scotland, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Marilyn Lynn and Robert Shatzer of Edenville; and maternal great-grandmother, Marion Beightol of Edenville.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Edenville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Cecily Eisley will officiate. Burial will be in Edenville United Methodist Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., St. Thomas.

Thelma M. Mosser

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Thelma M. Mosser, 86, formerly of 31 Steiger Ave., died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home.

Born April 4, 1917, in Big Pool, she was the daughter of the late Jesse B. and Mary E. Beard Murray.

Her husband, Willis V. Mosser, died March 17, 1986. They were married Jan. 7, 1941.

She was employed for 27 years at the former G.C. Murphy Co. in Mercersburg.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mercersburg.

She is survived by one brother, Willis L. Murray of Hagerstown; one nephew; one great-niece; and cousins.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Park Head Cemetery, Big Pool. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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