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Obituaries

January 31, 2004

Irene G. Schroyer


Irene Gertrude Schroyer, 83, of 826 Pine St. in Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Ellerton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roma Luther and Annie Caroline Delauter Shank.

She was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren in Myersville, Md.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Eugene Schroyer, whom she married Jan. 15, 1938; two sons, Roy E. Schroyer and Wayne L. Schroyer, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Schroyer; three sisters, Della Shank, Effie Korrell and Virgie DeWitt; and seven brothers, Lloyd Shank, Calvin Shank, Melvin Shank, Willy Shank, Charles Shank, Paul Shank and Ralph Shank.

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Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Myersville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, 11301 Meeting House Road, P.O. Box 575, Myersville, MD 21773.




Marie P. Lynch


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Marie Pearl Craig Lynch, 94, of 216 S. First St., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born May 12, 1909, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Myrtle Shirk Craig.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Lynch.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Dugan of Chicago, Blanche L. Anderson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Estalene R. Cromis of Hagerstown, Betty M. Lynch of Big Cove Tannery, and Linda F. Snow of Hancock; three sons, David H. Lynch of Big Cove Tannery, Leo J. Lynch of Hancock, and Merrill S. Lynch of Williamsport; 23 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul A. Lynch and Harry S. Lynch; four sisters; two brothers; one grandson; and two infant children.

Services will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.




Margaret E. Grosh


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret E. Grosh, 85, of Menno Haven, and formerly of Mercersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Menno Haven.

Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Claude B. and Bessie L. Smith Sharp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer E. Grosh, in 1984. They were married April 16, 1938.

She was a 1936 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She worked in the office of the family business at the Mercersburg Builders' Supply Co.

She was a member of Greencastle Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, was a member of Presbyterian Women and sang on the choir.

She is survived by one daughter, D. Jean Hancock of Niceville, Fla.; one son, Richard C. Grosh of Mercersburg; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude Sharp III and John Sharp; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Greencastle Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Anna Pinckney Straight and Darlene Kline will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle; and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Greencastle Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 57 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA 17225.




Guy M. Parsons


BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Guy M. Parsons, 79, of Bunker Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Berryville, Va.

Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Gerrardstown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lawrence N. and Daisy F. Shade Parsons.

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

He attended Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker VFW Post 896.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Sencindiver Parsons; one daughter, Anita R. Hartman of Gerrardstown; four sons, Lawrence E. Parsons, Gerald R. Parsons, Richard T. Parsons and Kevin D. Parsons, all of Bunker Hill; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mable T. Jefferson; and one brother, Fred Parsons.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The Revs. Raymond Martin and Roger Powell will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Anna E. Gossard


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