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Obituaries for 12/26

December 26, 2003

Calvin W. Wilkinson

Calvin William Wilkinson, 79, of 55 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Hagerstown.

Born May 13, 1924, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Carl William and Viola Hutzell Wilkinson.

His wife, Martha Elizabeth Ingram Wilkinson, died in 1999.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was employed by Dailey Construction and Callas Construction, both in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Goodwill Club; a life member of VFW Post 1936, serving as post commander from 1965 to 1966; and a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 10, Eagles Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Della Wilkinson Conrad and husband Terry of Funkstown; a son, James Wilkinson and wife Helen of Hagerstown; three grandsons, Terry Conrad Jr., Brad William Conrad and wife Tara, and James William Wilkinson II, all of Hagerstown; five great-grandchildren, Amber Lee Conrad of Greencastle, Pa., Caden McClean Conrad of Hagerstown, Elizabeth Joy Ann Barnhart of Hagerstown, Tayler Elxis Britt of Hagerstown and Brandon Robert McDaniel of Hagerstown; and one niece, Anna Yost of Clear Spring.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Carlene M. Baker; and a nephew, Carl Leon Baker.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.




Annabelle E. Van Kampen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Annabelle Ellen Tippett Van Kampen, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Penn Hall Nursing Center in Chambersburg.

Born July 11, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of Jack C. and Anna Morris Tippett. She was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Edward and Margaret Tippett, at the age of 8.

Her husband, John Donald Van Kampen, died one month ago.

She was a 1941 graduate of Collinsville (Ill.) High School. She also was a 1948 graduate of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis, and took a course at Northwestern Bible College in missionary medicine, graduating in 1949.

In 1950, she was commissioned through The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) to serve full-time on the mission field in Merida, Venezuela.

She was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by five stepdaughters, Nita Newing of Winfield, Ill., Rebecca Phillips of Sonora, Mexico, Carolyn Samworth of Winter Garden, Fla., Sylvia Walters of Riverside, Calif., and Sharon Swan of Crystal Lake, Ill; one stepson, J. Daniel Van Kampen of Chambersburg; 20 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Open Door Church, Chambersburg. The Revs. Keith Skelton and Ray M. Geigley will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg; and at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to TEAM, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60187; or Pregnancy Ministries, P.O. Box 941, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Norman W. Stoltzfus

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -Norman W. Stoltzfus, 83, a resident of the Masonic Home, and formerly of Fannettsburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the home.

Born June 2, 1920, in Monterry, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Stoltzfus and Cora Smoker Stoltzfus.

He was employed with the former Nichols Department Store, where he managed the auto parts department.

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

He was a member of Mountain Green Methodist Church in Willow Hill, Pa.

He was a member of McCartney American Legion Post 232 in Dry Run, Pa.; the Pennsylvania Grange; Cochranville (Pa.) Fire Co.; Mountain Green Sportsman Club; and Sherrett F&AM Lodge 343 in Cochranville, where he was a 32nd-degree mason.

He is survived by his wife, G. Mae Shelton Stoltzfus of Fannettsburg, Pa., whom he married June 22, 1980; seven daughters, Joyce Steel of Oxford, Pa., Kathern Stoltzfus of Gap, Pa., Carol Harvey of Cochranville, Inis Mendenhall of The Villages, Fla., Cheryl Reimold of Atglen, Pa., Lisa Thompson of Mapleton Depot, Pa., and Karen Stackhouse of Cochranville; one son, Gerald Stoltzfus of Pequea, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Michelle Pruitt of Morganton, N.C., and Glenna Hockenberry of Willow Hill; one stepson, Charles Garland of Patterson, N.C.; two sisters, Arlene Troyer of Milford, Neb., and Ethel Yeakly of Lincoln, Neb.; three brothers, Ira Stoltzfus and Paul Stoltzfus, both of Gap, and Willis Stoltzfus of Gordonville, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Stoltzfus and Earl Stoltzfus; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run. The Revs. Ted Hale and Michael Bumgardner will officiate. Burial will be in Lower Path Valley Cemetery, Fannettsburg, with military graveside services conducted by members of McCartney American Legion Post 232 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 1 p.m.

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