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Obituaries for 8/9

August 09, 2003

Leola M. Myers


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Leola M. "Doady" Biesecker Myers, 87, of 8205 Hades Church Road, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Nora Talhelm Biesecker.

She was a 1935 graduate of Greencastle High School.

She worked at the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Ebenezer "Guitners" United Brethren Church of Greencastle. She was a member of Clay Hill Union Sunday school in Clay Hill, Pa., which she also taught.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fred W. Myers; a son, Elwood E. Myers of Waynesboro; a sister, Janet Bowen of Baltimore; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer "Guitners" United Brethren Church in Greencastle. The Revs. Ralph L. Fry Jr. and Richard E. Mose will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery in Kauffman, Pa..

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle and Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer United Brethren Church, 3661 Williamson Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Jack Wheaton


GREENWOOD, Ark. - Jack Dafoe Wheaton, 78, of Greenwood, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital.

Born in Yale, Mich., he was the son of the late Carl D. and Mary Dafoe Wheaton.

He was a retired chemical engineer for General Motors.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He also attended Westwood Baptist Church.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge of Brighton, Mich., and Scottish Rite of Guthrie, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Carolyn Randall of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Janet Tritapoe of Boonsboro; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces.

Services were held at McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward Auxiliary, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917, or the American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130, Irving, TX 75062.




Leona J. Marlin


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Leona Jenkins Marlin, 77, of Charles Town, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

Born March 5, 1926, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Rhoda Virginia Thornberry Butts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon D. Jenkins.

She retired in 1985 from Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Home in Charles Town.

She was of the Assembly of God faith.

She is survived by seven children, Donald L. Jenkins and Beverly M. Whitmore, both of Ranson, W.Va., Gerald R. Jenkins of California, Kenneth L. Jenkins of Charles Town, Shirley J. Finkbeiner of Ocala, Fla., Michael D. Jenkins of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and Dennis W. Jenkins of Middleway, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Maxine Breeden, Winifred Redmond, Phyllis Painter and Ruth Saville, and a brother, Marshall Butts.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor Timothy May Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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




Frances T. Davis


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Frances Turner Davis, 91, died in North Myrtle Beach on June 28, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis, and survived by sons John, of Dale City, Va., and Ned, of Hawthorne, Fla.; daughters Joan Rowe, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mary Saunders, of Lutz, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Davis was raised in Hagerstown and was a longtime resident of Alexandria, Va., and most recently of Dale City. She was a 20-year member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Capitol Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and attended Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Dale City. "We miss you, Mom."




Nunzio R. Mauriello


A Mass of Christian Burial for Nunzio Ralph Mauriello, 72, of Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Jon Keplinger will be celebrant.

A graveside committal service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, where the Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.




William F. Prather


William F. Prather, 79, of Oak Hill Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Long Lake, N.Y., he was the son of the late Elmer A. and Florence C. McGovern Prather.

He was the owner and operator of Fairfield Beauty Shop at Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by three sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

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