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Obituaries

December 07, 2004

Shirley W. Pleasant, 81


AUG. 17, 1923-DEC. 3, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shirley W. Pleasant, 81, of 173 Greenmeadow Lane, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Manor Care Health Services of Chambersburg.

Born on Aug. 17, 1923 in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Ollie Copeland Wilson.

She had been employed with the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization in Miami, Fla.

She was active with Chambersburg Senior Center.

She is survived by one son, Oliver N. Wilson Sr., of Moore, S.C., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William A. Pleasant.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Betty J. Fox, 78


APRIL 30, 1926-DEC. 6 2004

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SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Betty J. Boward Fox, 78, of Naylor Road, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born April 30, 1926, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Flora Mae Holtz Boward.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Marion Fox, whom she married Nov. 18, 1942; two daughters, Cynthia L. McJonathan of Waynesboro and Kay L. Shook of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Dennis L. Fox of Lavale, Md., and Rodney D. Fox Sr., of Frederick; one sister Lois Hightman of Hagerstown; two brothers, George R. Boward of Thurmont, Md., and Richard L. Boward of Salisbury, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, an infant brother and one brother, Jimmy Boward.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Jeffrey Gehris will officiate. Burial will be private in Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade.

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




Ruth I. Wing, 95


DEC. 11, 1908-DEC. 2, 2004

QUINCY, Pa. - Ruth Irene Swope Wing, 95, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of North Franklin, Conn., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 11, 1908, in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George S. and Florence Seyler Swope.

Her husband, Floyd Elrie Wing Sr., died June 17, 1980. They were married Dec. 22, 1937.

She was a graduate of Brady Township High School and received a teaching degree from Indiana Normal School, now Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in 1929.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Lebanon First Congregation Church, New Franklin, and Mount Dora (Fla.) UCC.

She was a member of Daughters of the Nile, Aisha 83, Hartford, Conn.; Order of the Eastern Star, Radiant Chapter, and Rainbow Court 20, Order of Amaranth, both in Willimantic, Conn.; Military Officer Retirement Assoc.; and New Franklin Grange.

She is survived by three daughters, Avonelle M. Jones of Bingham Farms, Mich., Roberta Wilhide of Quincy, and Ruth A. Losen of New Franklin; one son, Floyd E. Wing Jr. of Waldorf, Md.; one stepson, Ronald L. Wing of Benton, Pa.; one sister, Ella Leonard of Spring City, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elva Swope and Mildred Huey; one brother, Donald Swope, and two stepsisters.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's UCC, DuBois, Pa. Pastor Bob Newell will officiate. Burial will be private in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois.

There will be no public viewing.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Convalescent Endowment Fund of the Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile, Payable to Aisha Temple 83, c/o Grace Peterson, Pr. Recorder, 25 Pinehurst Drive, Meriden, CT 06450; or to Quincy United Methodist Home Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 172487.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.




Jackson H. Gerhart, 65


OCT. 30, 1939-DEC. 5, 2004

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Jackson Huber Gerhart, 65, of 232 Reading Road, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in the York (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 30, 1939, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was a son of Janet Huber Gerhart of Chambersburg, and the late Robert J. Gerhart.

He retired from Washington, D.C., Fire Department in 1994 after 32 years of service.

He served the Fire Fighters Association of the District of Columbia, IAFF Local 36 as secretary; was a director for the Glen Briar Condominium Association serving as treasurer and vice president in Silver Spring, Md; was a member of Junior Hose and Truck Company No. 2 of Chambersburg; was a member of the Marion Volunteer Fire Company, West End Fire and Rescue Company, Shippensburg; and was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels of Shippensburg.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chambersburg, serving as a trustee, usher and in various missions of the church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Shank Gerhart, whom he married December 16, 1961, one daughter, Susan J. Gerhart of Chambersburg, and one brother, Charles H. Gerhart of Chambersburg.

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