Born Saturday, Aug. 30, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas Ogden and the late Bertha C. Tewalt Ogden.
She was a 1942 graduate of Hagerstown High School.
She was employed as executive secretary for Fairchild Aircraft and Mack Trucks, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of Mack Trucks Golden Bulldogs, Morris Frock Unit 42 Auxiliary and AARP.
She also was a very accomplished seamstress, as well as an avid practitioner of needlepoint, painting, embroidery and crochet.
She was a lifetime member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph F. Keplinger; one daughter, Susan K. Vollmer of Hagerstown; brother, Wilson P. Ogden of Shreveport, La.; and two granddaughters, Beth Vollmer of Hagerstown and Emmy Vollmer of Hagerstown.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. N. Hagerstown, with the Rev. Richard G. Hembrock officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; CASA Inc., 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or the Family Center Dept. of Social Services, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Faye M. Hovermale, 52
JULY 14, 1952-JAN. 23, 2005
Mrs. Faye Mina Hermsen Hovermale, 52, of Frederick, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2005, at the Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy.
She was the wife of Thomas D. Hovermale, whom she married almost 13 years ago.
Born on July 14, 1952, in Green Bay, Wis., she was a daughter of the late Russell C. and Muriel A. Jarvis Hermsen.
Mrs. Hovermale received her undergraduate degree in music performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and her master's degree from the University of Minnesota.
Faye was an accomplished musician, playing both the oboe and English horn. She was the founder of Chamber Music Unlimited. Her business provided music for concerts, weddings and other special events.
Mrs. Hovermale was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Frederick. She was a past member of the Arlington Symphony, York Symphony and Maryland Symphony, and was the regional coordinator for the Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer Support Program.
Besides music, her passions included her family, travel, photography, wind surfing, cross-country skiing and enjoying nature.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by stepdaughter Lisa Wheatley and husband, Harry, and three stepgrandchildren, Meghan, Sarah and Zachary Wheatley, all of Cockeysville; siblings Gail Keeley and husband, Kurt M., of Littleton, Colo., and Russell R. Hermsen and wife, Cindy, of Green Bay; and nieces Joyce and Angela Keeley of Littleton.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Her pastor, the Rev. John M. Wunderlich III, will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 3 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Reach to Recovery, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454; or to the Kline Hospice House, in care of Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
Maurice E. Beck, 72
AUG. 31, 1932-JAN. 23, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Maurice E. "Ed" Beck, 72, of 4733 Carbaugh Road, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.
Born Aug. 31, 1932, in Fayetteville, he was the son of the late James and Esther Spoonhour Beck.
He retired after more than 23 years of service with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, serving 17 of those years at the Snowy Mountain Tower in District 1 near Caledonia, Pa.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.
He was a member of the American Legion in Harrisburg, Pa.