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November 26, 2005

Virginia S. Myers, 86

MAY 17, 1919-NOV. 23, 2005

Virginia S. Myers, 86, a resident of Ravenwood Nursing Home, formerly of Stonecroft Apartments in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 17, 1919, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Norman and Zanetta Bedinger Comer Sampsell.

Her husband, Gardner L. Myers, died Oct. 10, 1974.

She retired from Corning Glass Works in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of the Hagerstown Bible Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Hesson of Hagerstown; three sons, Norman S. Myers of Hagerstown, David L. Myers Sr. of Clear Spring and Leon G. Myers Jr. of Greencastle; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Marshall.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Roger Griest will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services.

Patricia A. McCracken, 65

MAY 16, 1940-NOV. 22, 2005

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Patricia Ann McCracken, 65, of 3684 Lemar Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at her home.

Born May 16, 1940, in Lewistown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elwood C. and Sara W. Walter Wilson.

She was a 1958 graduate of the former John Harris High School and Thompson Business Institute, both in Harrisburg, Pa.

She was owner of the Shamrock Gift Shoppe in Greencastle, Pa., for 16 years.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Upper West Conococheague of Mercersburg, where she was an ordained elder, deacon and co-moderator of the Presbyterian Women.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. McCracken, whom she married April 20, 1963; two sons, Scott A. McCracken of Mercersburg and Jeffrey A. McCracken of Riverton, W.Va.; one sister, Betty L. Backensto of Mercersburg; two grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; three nieces, two nephews; and one great-nephew.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Upper West Conococheague, Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael K. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Lemasters, Pa.

Viewing will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home in Mercersburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church of Upper West Conococheague, 34 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

George W. Wenner Jr., 83

JAN. 28, 1922-NOV. 22, 2005

BRUNSWICK, Md. - George Washington Wenner Jr., 83, of 605 W. Potomac St., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 28, 1922, in Frederick, he was the son of George Washington Sr. and Violet Hickman Wenner.

His wife of 53 years, Clara Calhoun Wenner, preceded him in death.

He was an engineer with the B&O Railroad for 41 years.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by four daughters, Mary C. Rice of Silver Spring, Md., Sally A. Lachina of Cleveland, Ohio, Therese Pearrell of Knoxville and Bridget Wenner of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three sons, George W. Wenner III of Glen Burnie, Md., and Michael Wenner and John J. Wenner, both of Brunswick, Md.; one sister, Evelyn McLane of Brunswick; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville, Md. Celebrant will be the Rev. Larry Gesy and Deacon Teixeira.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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