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November 07, 2003

Isabelle M. Rock


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Isabelle M. Rock, 83, of 6579 Duffield Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at Menno Haven in Chambersburg.

Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Pond Bank, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Ethel May Hess Rock.

She attended Guilford Township schools.

She was employed as a seamstress for 35 years at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, retiring in 1982.

She attended Pond Bank Mennonite Church.

She was active in the Pond Bank Community Center.

She is survived by four brothers, Fred J. Rock of Fayetteville, Pa., Melvin C. Rock of Chambersburg, and Nelson W. Rock and Robert S. Rock, both of Mont Alto, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Emma K. Wagaman; and two brothers, Samuel E. Rock and Paul E. Rock.

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Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pond Bank Mennonite Church in Chambersburg. The Revs. Marlin E. Ebersole, Dennis D. Chrisholm and Samuel L. Sheffler will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Pa.




Dorothy O. Jones


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Dorothy Ola Mae Johnson Jones, 84, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 9, 1919, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Harris and Maggie Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Henry Jones.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church, served as a deaconess, a missionary, and an usher.

She was a foster mother.

She is survived by five daughters, Alberta McElveen of Herndon, Va., Lucy Allen of Charles Town, Esther Beaner of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., Mary Embry of Newport News, Va., and Betty Jane Taylor of Charles Town; two sons, James Jones and Jack Jones, both of Baltimore; one sister, Kathleen Fields of Charles Town; one brother, Lawrence Johnson of Ranson, W.Va.; one foster son, Cheyenene White of Ranson; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 39 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bertha Newton; two sons, Thomas Jones Jr. and William Jones; and one brother, William Harris.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town. Pastors Abner Carey and Charles F. Cummings will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson.




Constance M. Sprenkle


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Constance M. Rock Sprenkle, 66, of the Village of Laurel Run, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 15, 1937, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Floyd S. and Hannah R. Verdier Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Sprenkle Sr., in 1994. They were married Feb. 10, 1968.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Crystal Sprenkle of Waynesboro; one son, Charles E. Sprenkle Jr. of Waynesboro; one sister, Jeanie Rock of Chambersburg; two brothers, William L. Rock and Ronald D. Rock, both of Waynesboro; three granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. Roger K. Myers will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Charles I. Staley


WILMINGTON, N.C. - Charles Irving Staley, 80, of Wilmington, and formerly of Frederick, Md., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at his home.

Born Nov. 25, 1922, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Irving E. and E. Grace Dorcus Staley.

He was a graduate of Gettysburg College.

He was a farmer.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars; and BPO Elks.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Hoffman Staley; three daughters, Patricia S. Ogletree of Cayce, S.C., Carol L. Staley of Roaring Gap, N.C., and Jacqueline Hooks of Wilmington; one brother, Joseph R. Staley of Hagerstown; and granddaughters.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the American Lung Association of Maryland Inc., 1840 York Road, Suite KM, Timonium, MD 21093.




David L. Wilt


SMITHSBURG - David Lee Wilt, 63, of Smithsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Earl Washington and Janice Vivian Trumpower Wilt.

He attended South Hagerstown High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

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