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Obituaries

December 18, 2003

Frances E. Hull


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Frances E. Harr Hull, 83, of 438 E. Baltimore St., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Manorcare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 14, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clyde Harr and Carrie Walters Sine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Hull, in 1996. They were married May 12, 1944.

She was a 1939 graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Md.

She had been a secretary for Kelly Tire of Cumberland.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia M. Majewski and Rebecca E. Hess, both of Greencastle, and Deborah J. Brand of Waynesboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Theresa C. Bailey; and one brother, Charles Sine.

Private services will be held at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home in Greencastle. Pastor William Dehass will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

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There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Mary R. Gossard


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary Ruth Davis Gossard, 81, of 33 W. Sixth St., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at her home.

Born June 3, 1922, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Davis Sr. and Elsie M. Rock Davis.

She was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and Waynesboro Business School.

She worked for Landis Tool as an inspector in the grinding depot during World War II and from 1977 until her retirement in 1987.

She attended First Brethren Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Free State and Garden State Theatre Societies; Miniature Carousel Builders; Shippensburg University Foundation; Shippensburg Festival Chamber Orchestra; and Hilbus Chapter Organ Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband, A. Stanley Gossard, whom she married June 3, 1950; two sons, David W. Gossard of Riverdale, Md. and Daniel V. Gossard of Waynesboro; one sister, Patricia J. Kline of Waynesboro; one brother, Charles A. Davis Jr. of Waynesboro; one grandson; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Catherine E. Bupp, Minerva P. Gluck, Hazel E. Stevens, and Marilyn L. Gantz; and an infant brother.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Burial will be in Broadfording Cemetery in Hagerstown.

There will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.




Cloyd A. Keebaugh Jr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cloyd A. "Art" Keebaugh Jr., 77, of 2350 McCleary Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 8, 1926, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Cloyd A. Keebaugh Sr. and Gertrude Glass Keebaugh.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown for 20 years, retiring in 1987.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of First Church of God in Mercersburg, Pa.

He was a member of Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517 of Mercersburg; UAW Local 171 of Hagerstown; and South Central AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn G. Bitner Keebaugh, whom he married Nov. 27, 1951; two daughters, Connie A. Miller of Mercersburg and Arlene Weikel of Chambersburg; two sons, Patrick N. Keebaugh of Prestonsburg, Ky. and Allen J. Keebaugh of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Janet Reasner of Fayetteville, Pa. and Lois Shockey of Chambersburg; one brother, Eugene K. Keebaugh of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Arthur C. Keebaugh.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home in Mercersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg, with a military service by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to MMP & W Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 89, Mercersburg, PA 17236.




Betty J. Fitz


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty Jane Fitz, 78, of 373 E. Washington St., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Vincent D. and Mamie E. Miller Moyer.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David E. Boppe, in 1980.

She retired after 30 years as a seamstress at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg.

She attended Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle, Pa. and First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, where she was a member of the Merry Methodist Choir.

She was a member of Jolly 60s Club, Franklin County Chapter 2287 AARP, National Association of Retired Federal Employees 1063 and Golden Age Club, all of Chambersburg. She volunteered at Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home.

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