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Obituaries

September 01, 2005

June L. Wright, 67



MARCH 19, 1938-AUG. 30, 2005

June Lorraine Wright, 67, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 19, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late James and Thelma Cleo Brooks Overton.

She owned her own business in Hagerstown, working as a professional men's hairstylist.

She was the choir director, member and elder at Boonsboro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

She volunteered with the Shining Tree Children's Homes in Hagerstown, Big Pine Children's Shelter in Clear Spring and the Washington County Health Department Colon Cancer Prevention Programs, was a former choir director of the Intonations and was active in the community as a mentor.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim Y. Taylor of Hagerstown; one son, Kelvin Wright of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown. The Rev. John S. Powell will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Nursing Education Fund, Antietam Health Care Foundation, 257 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Eileen D. Legere, 73



JULY 21, 1932-AUG. 28, 2008

STREAMWOOD, Ill. - Eileen D. Legere, 73, of Streamwood, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Lexington Health Care Center, Streamwood.

Born July 21, 1932, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Harold and Alice Cecilia Farrell Gerkins. She was formerly married to Gad Einbinder and Robert Wayne Legere.

She was employed as a teletypist for a telecommunications business.

She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary's High School.

She is survived by a daughter, Serena Ogden, husband, Barry, of Hanover Park, Ill.; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Gerkins Vaughn and Eleanor Jean Hottle; nieces and nephews, Gary Vaughn, wife, Lisa, Johnny Miller, Danny Miller, wife, Robin, Debbie Beard, Kevin Hottle, Mike Hottle, Mindy Henson, husband, Harold; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Father Robert E. Moray officiating.

The family received friends at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.




Twila C. French, 63



DEC. 13, 1941-AUG. 31, 2005

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Twila Cooper French, 63, of Hedgesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at her home.

Born Dec. 13, 1941, in Allensville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry Cooper and Geraldine Weigle Cooper.

She was employed by Royce Hosiery.

She was a member of Allensville Church of the Brethren, where she served as deacon and treasurer.

She is survived by her husband, Charles R. "Sonny" French; one daughter, Kellie French of Hedgesville; two sisters, Mildred Miller and Rosalie Mauck, both of Martinsburg; one brother, Richard Cooper of Martinsburg; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Cooper.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Charles Green and the Rev. Eddie Edmonds will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or Allensville Church of the Brethren, 660 Ridge Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Richard V. Stoecker, 59



MARCH 27, 1946-AUG. 29, 2005

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Richard V. Stoecker, 59, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born March 27, 1946, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Doris Vincent Stoecker of Hedgesville and the late Karl A. Stoecker.

He attended Aiglon College in Villars, Switzerland. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

He retired from Hagerstown Community College, after 27 years of teaching photography.

He served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserves. He served during the Vietnam War.

He was a volunteer at The Boarman Arts Center and Morgan Arts Council.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Maria Segura Stoecker; two daughters, Claire S. Whitehead of Salt Lake City and Carlotta Stoecker at home; two sons, Gabriel Stoecker of North Carolina and Colin Stoecker at home; one brother, Karl R. Stoecker of Miami Beach, Fla.; and one grandson.

The family will receive friends at a memorial service Friday evening, Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.




Sharon M. Eshleman, 51



MARCH 10, 1954-AUG. 30, 2005

Sharon Marie Eshleman, 51, of 19218 Air View Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at her home.

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