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Obituaries

August 29, 2004

April L. Garrett, 35


JULY 29, 1969-AUG. 26, 2004

SMITHSBURG - Mrs. April Lynn Zimmerman Garrett, 35, of 13204 Smithsburg Pike, Smithsburg, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 2004, in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was the wife of Brennan James Garrett, her husband of 13 years.

Born July 29, 1969, in Frederick, Md., she was a daughter of Phillip H. and Mary M. Zimmerman of Frederick.

She graduated in 1987 from Frederick High School, attained her bachelor's degree from Bridgewater College and her master's degree from Hood College. Currently, she supervised the Learning Language Support Program with the Frederick County Public School System. Previously, she had taught at Ballenger Creek, Orchard Grove and North Frederick elementary schools. During her 13-year tenure, there were school years she worked on a part-time basis so she could devote time as a mother to her two young sons.

In earlier years, until the age of 19, Mrs. Garrett was very active with the Valley Urbanites 4-H programs. Currently, she was very involved with Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, where she was a member of the Encouragers Sunday School Class, the Christian Education Committee and delivering the story for Children's Church; and in September, would have been accepted by the congregation as a deacon.

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Mrs. Garrett enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and scrapbooking.

Besides her husband and parents, she leaves behind her sons, Adler Jacob, age 9, and Zane Michael, age 6; siblings, Shawn Thomas Zimmerman and wife, Margaret, of Doubs, Tina Marie Trezza and husband, Vincent, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Aimee Elizabeth Kelly and husband, Jeremiah, of Brunswick, Md.; nephews, Angelo Darius and Dominic Joseph Trezza, and Zackary Garrett; paternal grandparents, Howard V. and Virginia E. Zimmerman; maternal grandmother, Mary M. Zimmerman; in-laws, Norman and Betty Garrett of Urbana, Md.; brother-in-law, Shannon Garrett of Catonsville, Md.; grandmothers by marriage, Margaret Garrett of Gaithersburg, Md., and Virginia Smallwood of Fredericksburg, Va.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Roger Ellsworth Zimmerman Sr.

The Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, is handling the arrangements. Friends may call at the Frederick Church of the Brethren Sunday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be at her church, Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, Monday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Peter Myers will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday morning one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Welty Brethren Cemetery.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.




Hazel V. McDonald, 87


JUNE 7, 1917-AUG. 28, 2004

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Hazel Virginia Manor McDonald, 87, of Falling Waters, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at her home.

Born June 7, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Lilly Myrtle Kearns Manor.

Her husband, Millard Wesley McDonald Sr., whom she married Aug. 31, 1941, preceded her in death.

She was employed with National Fruit for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the former Bethany Community Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Harrison and Janet A. Walters, both of Falling Waters; two sons, William C. McDonald and Stephen E. McDonald, both of Falling Waters; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Darrell McDonald and Millard W. McDonald Jr.; two sisters, Mercell Linton and Cornelia Manor; and six brothers, Herman Manor, Ray Manor, Charles Manor, Robert Manor, William Manor and James Manor.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Charles Donivan will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.




Bertha M. Bowman, 79


MARCH 20, 1925-AUG. 27, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bertha Mae Fleckenstine Bowman, 79, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at her sister's home in Martinsburg.

Born March 20, 1925, in Magnolia, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene Flora Fleckenstine.

Her husband, Harry Bowman, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two biological children, a daughter, Carolyn M. Sager of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and a son, Charles Stotler of Berkeley Springs; two adopted granddaughters, Candee S. Sears of Berkeley Springs, and Robin Blackweider of South Carolina; one adopted grandson, Charles Bowman of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sisters, Ruth Palmer of Falling Waters, and Pauline Barnhart of Martinsburg; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyne Roney; and one brother, Freddie Fleckenstine.

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