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Obituaries

January 05, 2004|by

Glenn K. Haldeman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Glenn Kuhn Haldeman, 88, a resident of Menno Haven, and formerly of 210 N. Allison St. in Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 18, 1915, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel M. and Ruth Kuhn Haldeman.

He was a 1932 graduate of Greencastle High School, where he was valedictorian of his class, and attended Hagerstown Business School.

He last worked for 20 years at Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa.

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

He was a member of Shank's Church of the Brethren near Greencastle, where he served as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, was a song leader for 45 years and served as church recorder for the church board. He also served as district clerk for six years for the Southern Conference.

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He was a volunteer for Camp Joy El and sang with the Gospel Tide Choir.

He is survived by his wife, Leona V. Secrest Haldeman, whom he married April 17, 1946; two daughters, Judith Schoonmaker of Cape Cod, Mass., and Carolyn Demarest of Wood Cliff Lake, N.J.; three sisters, Catherine Long of Welsh Run, Pa., Elizabeth Stahl of Greencastle and Arlene McDaniel of Oklahoma; one brother, Bruce Haldeman of Greencastle; two granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Haldeman.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shank's Church of the Brethren near Greencastle. The Revs. David Stahl and Henry Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church, where visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; or Eastern Europe Aid Association for Romanian Orphanages, c/o Steve and Genovieva Pateu Beattie, P.O. Box 917, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.




Mary E. Devinney


QUINCY, Pa. - Mary Etta Burd Devinney, 94, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 12108 Gehr Road in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1909, in Honey Grove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Lera Eckard Burd.

Her husband of 65 years, James M. Devinney, died Nov. 18, 1993.

She attended Wallace School in Juniata County, Pa., and Port Royal (Pa.) High School.

She was a seamstress in her home for Stanley Co. of Chambersburg, Pa.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet D. Barnes and Peggy J. Shearer, both of Waynesboro; two sisters, Anna Myers of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Helen Sutch of New Bloomfield, Pa.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Gearhart; and one brother, John E. Burd Sr.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

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




Richard E. Shearer


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Richard E. "Dick" Shearer, 81, of 3357 Keller Road, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph B. and Mary B. Hoffman Shearer.

His first wife, Beatrice E. Shull Snyder Shearer, died April 3, 1966. They were married in December 1951. His second wife, Dorothy May Wible Swope Shearer, died Sept. 4, 1990. They were married Jan. 30, 1971.

He attended school in Mont Alto, Pa., and attended the Sharp School in Scotland, Pa.

He worked as a mechanic at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., retiring in 1980.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Col. James Gibbons American Legion Post 561 and Bishop Raker VFW Post 655, both of McConnellsburg; Fulton Honor Guard; National Rifle Association; North American Fishing Club; and North American Hunting Club.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Johanna E. Coursey of Maugansville and Donna Lutzow of St. Thomas; one stepson, Charles Wible of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Jayne Vaughn of Brooksville, Fla., and Betty L. Fittry and Margaret I. Reichard, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Joseph W. Shearer of Greencastle, Pa.; 18 stepgrandchildren; 22 stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Ronald Snyder; and one half brother, Harry Kauffman.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, where the Fulton Honor Guard will conduct graveside military services.

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