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Obituaries

March 21, 2005

Katherine L. Russel, 88


NOV. 18, 1916-MARCH 19, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT - Katherine Louise Russel, 88, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Salt Lake City, she was the daughter of the late John Bernhardt Sr. and Marie Louise Landry Schuettenhelm.

Her husband, William Stuart Bailey Russel Jr., died in 1967.

She was a 1938 graduate of University of Idaho.

She retired in 1978 from Texan Employment Commission.

She was a Christian.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary K. Keath of Dayton, Md.; one son, William B. Russel of Princeton, N.J.; two brothers, John Schuettenhelm Jr. of Lakeport, Calif., and Charles Schuettenhelm of Sedona, Ariz.; four grandsons; one great-grandson; nieces; and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary A. Tower.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport. The Rev. Reginald Rice will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

The omission of flowers is requested and memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Kenneth W. Smith, 78


NOV. 8, 1926-MARCH 20, 2005

Kenneth "Ken" W. Smith, 78, of Hagerstown died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his home.

Born Nov. 8, 1926, in Chewsville, Md., he was the son of the late Mason Rhea and Sarah Ann (Kuhn) Smith.

He was the husband of 57 years to Elinor J. (Klipp) Smith, Hagerstown, whom he married April 25, 1948.

Ken attended Hagerstown High School with the class of 1945. He was drafted into the service prior to graduation and was awarded his high school diploma Nov. 10, 2001.

Ken served in the United States Army from March 1945 to May 1947 in the Pacific Asiatic Area with the Occupational Forces in Japan. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for C&P Telephone Co., Hagerstown, for 22 1/2 years and Sprint for 11 1/2 years in Naples, Fla.

Ken was a member of the Amateur Radio Club in Naples, and in Hagerstown. He was also a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Hagerstown

Ken's life demonstrated his love for his family, his telephone work and his love for others. Through Volunteers in the Mission of the United Methodist Church he worked to repair homes, churches and schools in Jamaica, Red Bird Mission, Ky., Puerto Rico and Hurricane Hugo clean up in Florida. In his later years, despite debilitation by amyloidosis, he assisted with the walks for CROP and rang the Salvation Army Christmas Bells from his scooter, in the mall, with his wife.

In his last few years and months, his family and friends learned much about dealing with the adversities of life from his positive outlook, in spite of progressive paralysis from his disease. We have been blessed to have known him, and will greatly miss his love of life as well as his sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by two daughters, Geraldine M. (Claude R.) Cripe of Pensacola, Fla., and Susan J. (Barry L.) Smith-Taylor of Thurmont, Md.; one sister, Ellen G. Tracy of Hagerstown; two brothers, Howard M. Smith of Greencastle, Pa., and Bruce V. Smith of Hagerstown; three grandsons, Chief William L. Hockensmith, Jason E. Hockensmith and David R. Cripe; two stepgrandchildren, Brian L. Taylor and Aaron M. Taylor; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jericho S. Taylor and Jediziah I. Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur F. Smith and Wilbur E. Smith.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison shall officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Research of Amyloidosis, c/o Dr. Merrill D. Benson, Indiana University, 975 W. Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5251; Amyloid Research Center Boston, 80 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118-2394; or to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.




Dorothy J. Maloney, 83


MAY 7, 1921-MARCH 20, 2005

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Dorothy Janette "Jane" Maloney, 83, of 15365 Norwood Ave., died March 19, 2005, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Jane was born May 7, 1921, in Flasher, N.D., to the late Mathias A. and Laura I. (Kaiser) Zeltinger.

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