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September 28, 2004
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Local arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.




Ronald J. Shearer, 63


JULY 18, 1941-SEPT. 27, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ronald J. "Ron" Shearer, 63, of 1694 Wilson Ave., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at his home.

Born July 18, 1941, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late John W. and Sarah B. Zuk Shearer.

He attended school in Shippensburg (Pa.) School District.

He worked as a carpenter and worked for 17 years for Reading (Pa.) Hospital and Medical Center.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 224, Chambersburg; Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168 and Oscar M. Hykes American Legion, both of Shippensburg and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 78 of Pa.

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He is survived his wife, Judith E. Ott Shearer, whom he married Jan. 6, 1968; two sisters, Patricia Ott and Nancy Fritz, both of Shippensburg; one brother, James Shearer of Shippensburg; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd/Lutheran Home Care Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.




Evelyn V. Barker, 84


JUNE 13, 1920-SEPT. 26, 2004

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Evelyn Virginia Barker, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born June 13, 1920, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Betty Mae Bohrer McBee.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, George W. Moss and George V. Barker.

She attended schools in Morgan County.

She was employed as a cook at Cacapon State Park.

She was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter 1311, both of Berkeley Springs, and AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Ellen J. Stevens of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Betty R. Moss-Miller of Berkeley Springs; one son, George E. Moss of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Ileen F. Ward of Jessup, Md.; two brothers, Harry L. McBee of Seattle, Wash., and Ernest J. McBee of Paris, Tenn.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Calvin E. Hensel Sr., one sister, Lola M. McCumbee, one brother, Charles A. McBee and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney C. Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or to Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, 915 Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




Grace E. Miller, 78


OCT. 11, 1925-SEPT. 26, 2004

SMITHSBURG - Grace E. Miller, 78, of 11433 Mapleville Road, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Alice Eby, of Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

Born Oct. 11, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Ira E. and Martha G. Eshleman Hege.

Her husband, Lewis M. Miller, died Feb. 19, 2004. They were married Feb. 19, 1946.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss.

She is survived by two daughters, Alice L. Eby, Crab Orchard, Ky., and Ella M. Martin of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Mark R. Miller and James H. Miller, both of Smithsburg; five sisters, Cora E. Eby of Flintstone, Md., Ada E. Petre of Sparta, Tenn, Edna E. Martin and Martha E. Hege, both of Hagerstown, and Ella E. Diller of Waynesboro, Pa.; two brothers, Aldus E. Hege of Greencastle and Ira E. Hege Jr. of Hagerstown; 32 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lewis H. Miller, one sister, Iva E. Weber and two grandsons.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church. The Reiff Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at 9 a.m.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

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




Thomas S. Ziemba, 59


JULY 5, 1945-SEPT. 10, 2004

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Thomas S. Ziemba, 59, of La Quinta, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home.

He was born July 5, 1945, in Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Fill Ziemba.

He graduated from Mendel Catholic High School and University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

He began working at Printing Systems Division of Xerox in 1974, working in sales, sales management and marketing.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Keller Ziemba, formerly of Myersville, Md.; one sister, Johanna Bartel of McHenry, Ill., and nine nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jon Jacob.

Services and burial were held in Chicago.

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