Obituaries for 8/1

August 01, 2003

James R. Rienks

MONT ALTO, Pa. - James R. Rienks, 60, of 128 Walnut St., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was the son of the late Lyman and Dena Berkhout Rienks.

He was a 1960 graduate of Sasakwa (Okla.) High School.

He was employed as a machinist by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., for the past 38 years.

He served in the Waynesboro National Guard.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191 and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, all in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Rienks, whom he married Feb. 14, 1994; one son, James R. Rienks of Waynesboro; one sister, J. Diana Summers of Chambersburg; one brother, Charles H. Rienks of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Rienks.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Alice L. Ringer

Alice Louise Ringer, 91, formerly of Mulberry Avenue in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born March 3, 1912, in Emmitsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lewis Fred and Bertha May Riley Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Nervin Ringer, in 1994.

She was a 1929 graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Emmitsburg.

She was employed by the Western Maryland Railway for more than 40 years, retiring in 1977.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Halfway.

She was past president of Maryland State Firemen's Association Auxiliary and of Independent Juniors Engine Co. 3 HFD Auxiliary; a member of Past Presidents Club L.A.M.S.F.A.; and assistant chaplain and assistant chaplain emeritus of Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, where she received the Appreciation for Service Certificate in 1985.

She is survived by one daughter, Joann B. Schroedter of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Pam Gossard of Hagerstown, Cindy Shank and Debbie Fratiani, both of New Smyrna Beach, Tom Ringer of Herndon, Va., and Jeff Ringer of Hagerstown; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Louise Fahrney; one son, Charles E. Ringer; four sisters, Ora Plank, Mary C. Clem, Blanche G. Levin and Lillie M. Brown; and two brothers, Fred L. Brown and Joshua Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Halfway. The Rev. Christopher P. Moore will be celebrant.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 17628 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Beulah I. Beckner

Services for Beulah I. Beckner, 93, of 18 1/2 Belview Ave. in Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home. The Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Bessie M. Roher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bessie M. Roher, 76, of Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 860 Falling Spring Road, where she lived with her daughter Kay Roher Small, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1926, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George G. and Irene O. Mellott Heinbaugh.

She worked as a seamstress at Stanley Co. for 17 years.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay R. Small and Ginny R. Ringer, both of Chambersburg; one son, Doug E. Roher of State College, Pa.; two sisters, Bertha I. Ott of Orrstown, Pa., and Evelyn F. Strait of Harrisonville, Pa.; one brother, Dayton Heinbaugh of Mercersburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Her remains were donated to medical research.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Raymond Martin will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Margaret Tucker

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Margaret "Peggy" Tucker, 71, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at City Hospital.

Born Jan. 8, 1932, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. Reynolds Sr. and Lora L. Stotler Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Carle Tucker.

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