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Obituaries

October 14, 2004

Robert J. Ridenour Jr., 80


JUNE 11, 1924-OCT. 12, 2004

EVERETT, Pa. - Robert Jess Ridenour Jr., 80, of Spring House Estates, and formerly of East Main Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Pennknoll Village.

Born June 11, 1924, in Grafton, W.Va., he was a son of the late Robert Jess Ridenour Sr. and Sadie Sapp Ridenour.

On June 12, 1957, he married Beverly DeBaugh, at her grandparents home "Allendale" in Martinsburg, W.Va. His passing ends a marriage of 47 years.

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In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert J. Ridenour III of Valdosta, Ga., and Randall C. Ridenour and wife, Elaine, of Frostburg, Md.; a daughter, Julie R. and husband, Todd Lineberger of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren, Nathan and Jordan Rudat, Alyssa Ridenour, Sabrina and Rachel Ridenour, and Jack and Dan Lineberger; a sister, Billy Ann Pilling of Sun City, Fla., and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Frances Hoffman and Mildred Bord, both of Grafton.

He was an active member and former trustee of Everett United Methodist Church.

He was a 1942 graduate of Grafton High School, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a corporal with Co. G Military Police, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He attended Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va., where he played football on the college's 1947 championship team. In 1951, he graduated from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, W.Va., with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts education. He earned a master's of science degree in guidance at Shippensburg (Pa.) University. From 1951 to 1955, he taught industrial arts at Clarke County High School, Berryville, Va., where he also coached several sports. From 1955 to 1968, he taught industrial arts, was a guidance counselor, and later became vice principal of the Washington County Vocational Technical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

From 1968 to 1982, he was principal of the Allegany County Vocational Technical Center in Cresaptown, Md., and later became supervisor of vocational education for the Allegany County (Md.) School System. After retiring from the Maryland School System in 1982, he was director of the Bedford-Everett Area Vo-Tech Center, Everett, until his retirement in 1985.

For 14 years, he served as president of Everett Area Industrial Development Corp., was a past president and member of Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, past vice president and member of Bedford County Industrial Development Association, a member of Bedford County Redevelopment Authority, and the vice chairman of Bedford County Industrial Development Authority. For eight years, he served as vice chairman of the Everett Borough Council. He also was involved with the following organizations: Juniata Woolen Mill Restoration Board, Route 30 Relocation Committee, Rails to Trails Committee, Everett Bicentennial Committee, and Everett Revitalization Committee.

He was a member of Everett American Legion Post 8 and past member of Everett Lions Club, having received the Lions Citizen of the Year Award, was an honorary board member of Bedford County Arts Council and was a member of Pioneer Historical Society, receiving the society's Historian of the Year Award. He founded and was past president of Bloody Run Historical Society and most recently received the Bedford Rotary Club 2004 Citizen of the Year Award. He created the Everett slogan "The Little Town that Can" and was instrumental in preserving the Everett Railroad Station. He spent countless hours promoting the borough of Everett and Bedford County.

Bob cherished his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services will be Friday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at Everett United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Everett Cemetery, with full military honors by Everett Honor Guard.

Friends may call at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to The Everett Train Station, c/o Bloody Run Historical Society, 100 Mechanic St., Everett, PA 15537.




Isabelle R. Lumm, 91


JULY 30, 1913-OCT. 12, 2004

Isabelle Reeder Lumm, 91 of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born July 30, 1913, in Tiffin, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel Shoop Reeder.

Her husband, Roy A. Lumm, died Oct. 12, 1991.

She retired from M.P. Moller Pipe Organ Co.

She was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one daughter, Jean Donnell Lawrence of Laurel, Md., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Stotler.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Rachel Black will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Church Cemetery, Beaver Creek.

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