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Obituaries

November 17, 2003

Helen B. Verdier


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Helen B. Sease Verdier, 85, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, and formerly of 10740 South Mountain Road in South Mountain, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born March 6, 1918, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Effie Mae Stoner Sease.

Her husband, Corvin B. Verdier, died Dec. 8, 1982. They were married in June 1945.

She was a graduate of Washington Township (Pa.) High School.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Corvin A. Verdier of South Mountain; two sisters, Frances Carbaugh of Thomasville, Pa., and Laura Lentz of Rouzerville; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Melvin C. Verdier; one sister, Lauretta Golden; and three brothers, William E. Sease, Dorsey C. Sease and Curtis T. Sease.

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Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain. The Rev. Jack Kauffman will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Willard G. Lynch


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Willard G. "Butch" Lynch, 75, of 15105 Great Cove Road, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Cora Shaw Lynch.

He worked at Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., for 38 years as a crane inspector.

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

He was a member of Laurel Ridge Christian Church.

He was a member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.; Mercersburg (Pa.) VFW; Mercersburg American Legion Post 517; Fulton County Sportsman's Association; and McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Ankrom Lynch; one daughter, Cindy Lynch of Harrisonville, Pa.; one son, Terry Lynch of Halifax, Pa.; one sister, May Keefer of Needmore, Pa.; two brothers, John Lynch of Big Cove Tannery and Walter R. Lynch of McConnellsburg; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Waltz, Betty Everetts and Mary E. Truax; one brother, Charles Lynch; and an infant daughter.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, with the Fulton County Honor Guard performing. The Rev. Bill Bair and retired Pastor H. Lyle Duffey will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.




E. Wayne Miller


KEYSER, W.Va. - E. Wayne Miller, 96, of 4 S. Main St., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the home of his daughter in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 22, 1907, in McDaniel, Md., he was the son of the late Orus Sylvan and Leota Virginia Leatherman Miller.

His wife, Virginia D. Newhouse Miller, died Oct. 30, 1991.

He was a self-employed dairy farmer.

He was a member of Keyser Church of the Brethren, and served as a deacon with both Keyser and Beaver Run Churches of the Brethren.

He is survived by one daughter, Marjorie E. Poling of Hagerstown; two sons, E. Dale Miller of Keyser and John M. Miller of Potomac, Md.; two sisters, Ellen Walbridge and Alma Milburn, both of Easton, Md.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy E. Miller; one sister, Vivian Biser; and three brothers, J. Curtis Miller, Dwight L. Miller and Preston R. Miller Sr.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Keyser Church of the Brethren. Pastor Dwight Ramsey will officiate. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Beaver Run Cemetery, Burlington, W.Va.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Keyser.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Keyser Church of the Brethren, 152 S. Main St., Keyser, WV 27626.




Charles E. Gluck


QUINCY, Pa. - Charles E. Gluck, 83, a resident of Minnich Manor in Quincy Village, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Feb. 20, 1920, in Lemasters, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. and Miriam F. Gift Gluck.

He was a 1938 graduate of Lemasters High School.

He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded several medals, including the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard at the Ordnance Company in Chambersburg, Pa., and was awarded the Occupation Medal.

He was employed with Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania National Guard, with duty at National Guards Armory in Chambersburg, and the Department of the Army with duty at the United States Reserve Center in Chambersburg, retiring in 1973 after 31 years of service as an administrative supply technician. He became an Army of the United States retiree as sergeant 1st class on Feb. 20, 1980.

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