September 20, 2005

Rosella J. Denton, 68

SEPT. 8, 1937-SEPT. 15, 2005

Rosella Jane "Rosie" (Stickell) Denton, 68, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 8, 1937, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Harry Nelson and Millie (Biser) Stickell.

She was a 1955 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She retired from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, where she worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She was previously employed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 694, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 1936 and the Ladies Auxiliary Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.


She is survived by four nieces, DaEtta Smist of Chino Hills, Calif., Tessa J. Swope of Martinsburg, W.Va., Diana R. Lynn of Waynesboro, Pa., and Rebecca Barret of Chicopee, Mass.; and three nephews, Henry Nelson Stickell of Woodbridge, N.J., James A. Lynn Jr. of Hagers-town and Ricky L. Lynn of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chadbourne Denton Jr.; three sisters, Mildred E. Lynn, Ruby A. Cyr and Vivian L. Stickell; and one brother, Nelson Harry Stickell.

Burial was held Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Donations may be made in memory of Rosella Denton to the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, Inc., 63 W. Main St., Suite. G, Freehold, NJ 07728 or

Arrangements were by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel.

Harry E. Jenkins Sr., 78

JUNE 8, 1927-SEPT. 18, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harry E. Jenkins Sr., 78, formerly of 358 W. Loudon St., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 8, 1927, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Oscar Oliver Sr. and Magnolia Myers Jenkins.

His wife, Alice M. Jenkins, died May 1, 2005.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Shively Motors, Chambersburg.

He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a member of John Wesley AME Zion Church and its Good Will Choirs. He also served on the Stewards Board at the church for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Allen G. Jenkins and James F. Jenkins, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Ray Jenkins and James Jenkins, both of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harry E. Jenkins Jr.; one sister, Cynthia J. Stanley; and one brother, Oscar O. Jenkins Jr.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Van Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday one hour prior to the funeral.

Martha J. Hilton, 70

OCT. 28, 1934-SEPT. 18, 2005

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Martha June Smith Hilton, 70, of 24 N. Price Ave. and formerly of 18 Mark Circle, Naples, N.Y., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at her home.

Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Highfield, she was the daughter of the late Reno K. and Stella M. Wolf Smith.

Her husband, Charles J. "Popa Joe" Hilton, died Sept. 13, 1997. They were married May 3, 1953.

She graduated from Smithsburg High School with the class of 1953.

She worked at Waynesboro Knitting Mill as a machine operator.

She was a member of Saint Stephen United Church of Christ, Highfield, where she taught Sunday school, served as the choir director and as a Bible school teacher.

She was a member of the National AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie L. Siegrist of Honeoye, N.Y., and Penny J. Haremza of Naples; one son, Ronnie C. Hilton of Waynesboro, with whom she resided for the past year; three sisters, Betty E. Mentzer of Mont Alto, Pa., Mary S. Stottlemyer of Waynesboro and Connie L. Smith of Cascade; one brother, Ashby L. Smith of Cascade; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Delbert L. Smith.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. R. Terry Foor will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

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

William H. Baer, 67

SEPT. 10, 1938-SEPT. 18, 2005

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William H. "Bill" Baer, 67, of 6633 Marsh Road, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home.

Born Sept. 10, 1938, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Gilson P. and Mary Olive Hoover Baer.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1956. In his senior year of high school, he became the Pennsylvania Champion of Free Style Roller Skating. He also took courses at Penn State Mont Alto campus.

He was employed by Grove Worldwide, presently Manitowoc of Shady Grove, Pa., as a supervisor, retiring in May 1999 after 28 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He attended Otterbein Church, Waynesboro.

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