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Obituaries

April 06, 2004

Elizabeth G. Bossler


Elizabeth G. Bossler, 88, of 10817 Roessner Ave., Hagerstown, and formerly of Butler, Pa., died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Towson, Md.

Born Nov. 16, 1915, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sophia Godvelis Sholtz.

Her husband, Meryl L. Bossler, died Aug. 23, 1987.

She was employed as a presser at the Ross Garment Co.

She had been a member of AARP, the Tanglewood Senior Center in Butler and the Women of the Moose in Harmony, Pa. She bowled in leagues.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruth B. Nichlas, Elizabeth J. Barkley and Barbara A. Powell, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Ivan A. Bossler of Evans City, Pa., and Bernard L. Bossler of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

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She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Bossler, and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Geibel Funeral Home, Butler. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Township, Pa.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.




Edna M. Eshelman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edna M. Eshelman, 92, of Penn Hall Nursing Center, and formerly of 11025 Lincoln Way West, Fort Loudon, Pa., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Julia M. Pittman Peck.

Her husband, Merle Eshelman, died April 3, 1981. They were married Feb. 24, 1931.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Franklin County Daughters of the American Revolution and Franklin County Rug Hookers.

She is survived by one daughter, Marie Dice of Chambersburg; one sister, Lunda Weimer of McConnellsburg, Pa.; one granddaughter, Lois Dice of Frederick, Md.; three grandsons, Herbert Eshelman Jr., Roger Eshelman and Larry Eshelman, all of Chambersburg; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy Garland, Jeanette Gordon and Mary Williams, and four brothers, Howard Peck, Peter Peck, Jacob Peck and Sammie Peck.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Young will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. and at the church Thursday at 10 a.m.




G. Anna M. Stouffer


FUNKSTOWN - G. Anna Mae Stouffer, 78, of 11 E. Poplar St., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Tomstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph D. and Carrie Mae Sheffler Honodel.

She was employed by Hobart Corp. in Williamsport until 1989.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church and the Bykota Sunday school class.

She was a member of Women of the Moose, Hagerstown Chapter 342; American Legion, Dixon-Troxell Auxiliary Unit 211 of Funkstown; and Second Wind Club.

She is survived by her husband, George W. Stouffer; one son, Ronald L. Aldridge of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three stepdaughters, Carolyn V. Cox of Ellabell, Ga., Parry A. Glisson of Rincon, Ga., and Melinda S. Kitchen of Bedington, W.Va.; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte R. Miller, and four brothers, Robert Honodel, Junior Honodel, Dick Honodel and Harry Honodel.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Wesley G. Scouten will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 65 High St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Funkstown Fire Co., P.O. Box 670, Funkstown, MD 21734.




Rachael J. Wagner


BOONSBORO - Rachael Josephine Wagner, 90, of 23 Schoolhouse Court, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born April 28, 1913, in Bakersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lemuel Hezekiah and Lillie Virginia Spielman Cline.

Her husband, John B. Wagner, died in 1961.

She retired from Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, where she worked as a cook.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Keedysville.

She was a member of Potomac Temple 28, Pythian Sisters in Keedysville.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley W. Lowery of Rohrersville and Beverley W. Dalton of Bowie, Md.; two sons, Benjamin L. Wagner and James A. Wagner, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Russell J. Cline of Wallingford, Pa., and Paul W. Cline of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

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