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Obituaries

November 27, 2004

George D. Yeakle, 74
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NOV. 29, 1929-NOV. 25, 2004

George Donald Yeakle, 74, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home.

Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late John R. and Julia M. Clopper Yeakle.

He retired as a packer and crater from Fairchild/ Rohr Aircraft in 1992, after 43 years of service.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Anne Corrine Grooms Yeakle; two daughters, Vicki Hines and Lori Magner, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Bonnie Franklin of Newville, Pa.; two brothers, G. Edward Yeakle of Hagerstown and H. Thomas Yeakle of Clear Spring; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown. The Rev. Owen Womack will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Williamsport Ambulance Co., Williamsport, MD 21795.




Harold P. Fowler, 75
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FEB. 13, 1929-NOV. 24, 2004

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Mr. Harold P. Fowler, 75, of Myersville and formerly of Chaptico, Md., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne Long Fowler.

Born Feb. 13, 1929, in Hendersonville, N.C., he was a son of the late Aubrey C. and Harriett Howell Fowler. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Boonsboro, Md., and a former member of Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico. Mr. Fowler was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He was then employed by the National Security Agency, Department of Defense at Fort George Meade for 20 years. Always compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others, he cared for and nursed his mother-in-law, Josephine Long, until her death. He enjoyed music, woodworking, gardening and computers.

He is survived by his daughter, Joann Marie Wolf and husband, Robert Andrew Wolf, of Myersville; his son, Dennis Pelham Fowler and wife, Janet Lee Fowler, of Bowie, Md.; and five grandchildren, Stephanie Joann Miner, Christopher Michael Miner, Jonathan Parker Fowler, Ashley Ann Fowler and Niki Lin Wolf. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Parker Fowler Jr., and a sister, Carol Friedman.

Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Sunday, Nov. 28, from noon to 2 p.m., at which time services will begin. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will officiate. Final services and interment will be held on Tuesday in Leonardtown, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713 or Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621.




Evelyn R. Geesaman, 67
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AUG. 25, 1937-NOV. 25, 2004

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Mrs. Evelyn R. Royer Geesaman, 67, of 603 Harbaugh Valley Road, Fairfield, died at 3:22 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Melody Shubert, in Shippensburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 25, 1937, in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Rhoda M. Helman Royer.

Mrs. Geesaman attended Harrison Elementary School until eighth grade and then graduated from Chambersburg (Pa.) High School with the class of 1950, being the first class to graduate from that high school.

She and her late husband, Mr. Aaron "Curly" Geesaman Jr., were married April 23, 1965.

Mrs. Geesaman worked as a baker and cake decorator for Barton's Cookie Jar in Chambersburg, Douglas Pastry Shop in Waynesboro, Pa., and last at Sunnyway Foods Bakery in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a former member of Jacob's United Church of Christ in Fairfield and served as an officer of the Ladies Guild of the church. She was presently a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by two daughters, Melody G. (Mrs. Jeff) Shubert of Shippensburg and Amy S. (Mrs. Matt) Smearman of Altoona, Pa.; two sons, Donald L. (Brenda) Geesaman of Fairfield and Dale C. (Lorna) Geesaman of McConnellsburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel I. Diller of Chambersburg; one brother, Harold H. Royer of Marion, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Christ United Methodist Church, 6 W. Second St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dr. A. Robert Cook officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing; but, the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 6 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, is in charge of the arrangements.




Judith M. Morningstar, 57
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