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Obituaries

April 30, 2005

Andrew M. Keckler, 81



FEB. 8, 1924-APRIL 29, 2005


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Andrew M. "Andy" Keckler, 81, of Shook Home, and formerly of 4141 Marsh Road in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Five Forks, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob O. and Josephine King Keckler.

He attended Zullinger and Plain Hill schools.

He was employed by Bonded Applicators in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Wolfe and Josephine Keckler; four brothers, Rowland Keckler, John Keckler, Maxwell H. Keckler Sr. and Carl S. Keckler; one half sister, Stella Seldonridge; and one half brother, Albert Keckler.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevolent Care Fund at Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




John F. Hawley, 82



OCT. 15, 1922-APRIL 28, 2005


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - John F. "Jack" Hawley, 82, of 18217 Fort Davis Road, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1922, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Laura Friese Hawley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra E. Rhodes Hawley, in 1996.

He last was employed as transportation director by the Tuscarora School District.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with two Battle Stars and the American Theater Ribbon.

He was a member of United Methodist Church of Little Cove, where he was the Sunday school superintendent.

He was a member, former president and on the board of directors of MMP&W Fire Co., and a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 and Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517, both of Mercersburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Wolfe of Mercersburg; one granddaughter, Julie A. McCulloh of Mercersburg; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. Pastor Frank Kocek will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, with military graveside services by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.




June M. Lushbaugh, 88



NOV. 12, 1916-APRIL 28, 2005


June M. Lushbaugh, 88, of 404 Liberty St., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Baltimore, Md.

Born in Hagerstown on Nov. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of the late W. Earl and Mae E. Bowers.

Her husband, Fred L. Lushbaugh, preceded her in death on March 8, 1967.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

Mrs. Lushbaugh was retired from F.W. Woolworth Co., where she was employed for 32 years in retail sales. Following retirement, she enjoyed volunteer service at Washington County Hospital, where she gave 17,000 hours working as an auxilian. She also contributed many volunteer hours at Ravenwood Nursing Center and was a board member of Friends of Ravenwood.

She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, where she participated in many activities. She was a 50-year member of the Chancel Choir, worked as a communion steward, chaired the Altar Guild, served on many committees, was president of the Women of the Church organization and a regular attendee of the prayer group.

She also was a member of the Maryland Christian Endeavor Alumni Association and traveled to conventions throughout the United States and Europe as a youth chaperone and delegate.

Mrs. Lushbaugh is survived by two sisters, Beatrice M. Dunn of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lois M. Wolford of Hagerstown; by her children, Gary L. Lushbaugh and Bonnie J. Lushbaugh, both of Baltimore; and her daughter-in-law, E. Joy Lushbaugh of Hagerstown. She also is survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She had a special fondness for her great-niece and great-nephew, Amy and Matthew Wright.

Friends may call at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and also one hour prior to services on Monday.

Services will be at Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, on Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver and the Rev. Dr. Roberta Scoville will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Ravenwood, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Elizabeth G. Wilds, 93



MAY 12, 1911-APRIL 28, 2005


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