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Obituaries

March 09, 2005

George R. Whetstone, 70


MARCH 22, 1934-MARCH 6, 2005

George Ross Whetstone, 70, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 22, 1934, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Ross Whetstone and Gertrude E. Rider Whetstone-Orcutt.

His wife, Dorothy J. Whetstone, died in 1999.

He had been employed as a printer with Hagerstown Bookbinders.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by one son, Wesp R. Whetstone of Gaithersburg, Md.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, G. Allen Whetstone.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Joseph Downs will officiate. Military honors will follow.

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Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel.




Helen A. Ankeney, 95


MARCH 6, 1909-MARCH 4, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT - Helen Adams Ankeney, 95, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Homewood Health Care Center.

Born March 6, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Elton C. and Grace Stouffer Adams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Spickler Ankeney, in 1964.

She was a 1927 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She retired from Harper and Row Publishing.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring.

She was a former volunteer at Ravenwood.

She is survived by one stepdaughter, Jean Ankeney Sensel of Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport; one granddaughter, Cheryl Sensel Rosenstrauch of Harrisburg, Pa.; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by one brother, H. Carl Adams.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at Homewood Health Care Center in Williamsport. Elaine Swienhart and the Rev. Rice officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Stephen N. Jenkins, 18


NOV. 6, 1986-MARCH 7, 2005

Stephen Noel Jenkins, 18, of 227 Westside Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 6, 1986, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Tammy L. Schreyer Rider.

He attended South Hagerstown High School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Eric D. Rider of Hagerstown; one daughter, Starr Raven Jenkins of Hagerstown; one sister, Jessica A. Jenkins of Hagerstown; Maternal grandparents, Noel and Vicky Spence of Clear Spring; stepgrandparents, David and JoAnn Rider of Hagerstown; and his girlfriend, Jennifer C. Howell of Hagerstown.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.




Margaret L. Wagner, 81


JAN. 25, 1924-MARCH 8, 2005

Margaret Louise Wagner, 81, of 1016 Corbett St., Hagerstown died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Leitersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Crowther.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Leo Wagner, in 1978.

She was a former member of First Brethren Church.

She had served as treasurer of Walnut Towers Senior Citizens and volunteered as a dispatcher with Community Rescue Service.

She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia J. Wagner of Hagerstown; one sister, Winifred Ford of Hagerstown; one brother, Edward Crowther of Clifton, Va.; and one grandson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Shelba J. Masser, 67


OCT. 1, 1937-MARCH 7, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. - Shelba Jeanne Masser, 67, of Frederick, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 1, 1937, in Dargan, she was the daughter of Leonard W. Griffith of Hagerstown and the late Helena E. Grim Griffith.

She was employed as a bus driver for the Frederick County Board of Education for 15 years.

She was a member of First Church of God at Edgewood.

She was a member of Shookstown Civic Association.

She is survived by her husband, George I. Masser Sr.; one daughter, Dawn L. Asbury of Frederick; two sons, George I. Masser Jr. of Middletown, Md., and Monte L. Masser of Smithsburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick. Burial will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.




James P. Mause, 83


JUNE 4, 1921-MARCH 7, 2005

MYERSVILLE, Md. - James P. Mause, 83, of Myersville, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at his home.

Born June 4, 1921, in Myersville, he was the son of the late John David Mause Sr. and Viola Poffenberger Mause.

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