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Obituaries

April 01, 2005

W. Keith Hafer, 91


JAN. 16, 1914-MARCH 31, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - W. Keith Hafer, 91, of 22 S. Penn Hall Drive, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his home.

Born Jan. 16, 1914, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Warren L. and Helena H. Keith Hafer.

He was a graduate of Walden University and George Washington University School of Law.

Before retiring, he was a self-employed professional counselor.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Later, he served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of Marion Mennonite Church in Chambersburg.

He was a columnist for The Gazette in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce "Penny" Pennington Hafer, whom he married Aug. 19, 1978; one daughter, Lindsay Carpenter of Los Altos, Calif.; one son, Alexander Hafer of Kingsville, Md.; one stepdaughter, Karen Blades of Almond, N.Y.; one stepson, David Christenson of Burke, Va.; one brother, Sebastian Hafer of Gettysburg; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, James Hafer.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Marion Mennonite Church, Building Fund, 4365 Molly Pitcher Highway S., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.




Wilbur R. Kline, 89


OCT. 11, 1915-MARCH 31, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilbur R. "Wib" Kline, 89, of Providence Place, and formerly of 206 Penn St., Mont Alto, Pa., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Mont Alto, he was the son of the late James C. Kline Sr. and Ethel M. Rook Kline.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Wile Kline, in 1995. They were married Nov. 4, 1939.

He was a 1933 graduate of Quincy (Pa.) High School.

Prior to his retirement in 1981, he was the business manager at Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.

He was a member of Acacia Lodge 586 F&AM of Waynesboro, Pa., and received the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award; Franklin County Shrine Club and Zembo Temple and the Ushers Unit and received the Ambassador of "Good Will" Award; Boy Scouts of America, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award; and a member and treasurer of Mont Alto Hunting and Fishing Club Inc., among other organizations.

He was former Mayor of the Borough of Mont Alto.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy A. Foster of Dubois, Wyo.; one sister, Edna K. Brewer of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother, Arnold C. Kline of Verdigo, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda L. Statler and three brothers, Fred L. Kline, Archie C. Kline and James C. Kline Jr.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto. Pastor David L. Deatrich will officiate.

Private burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mont Alto.

The family will receive friends Saturday following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 459, Mont Alto, PA 17237.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Laura G. Dickson, 85


JUNE 23, 1919-MARCH 31, 2005

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Laura G. Parks Dickson, 85, of 15 E. Walter Ave., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Penn Hall Nursing Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 23, 1919, in Tyrone, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Margaret V. Cherry Parks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart E. "Stew" Dickson, in 1987. They were married Nov. 30, 1945.

She retired from Corning Glass Works of Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Arlene L. Cole of Palmetto, Fla., and Debbie J. Craig of Greencastle; three sons, Stewart E. Dickson II and David P. Dickson, both of Greencastle, and Donald W. Dickson of Valdosta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle. Pastor Stacy Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Larry K. Meminger, 46


AUG. 30, 1958-MARCH 30, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Magisterial District Judge Larry K. Meminger, 46, of 10130 Golf Course Road, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1958, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Julie Shockey Meminger and H. Theodore Meminger of Chambersburg.

He was a 1976 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, earned a bachelor of science degree in business and real estate from Clarion University and graduated from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pa., receiving his Juris Doctor in 1997.

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