obituaries for HM 11/26

December 03, 2005

Esta I. Chaney, 81

APRIL 14, 1924-NOV. 19, 2005

BERLIN, Pa. - Esta Ida Chaney, 81, formerly of Beans Cove Road, Pa., where she lived with her niece, Bernice and husband Timothy Buser after moving from Hagerstown in 2000, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. at Meadow View Nursing Center in Berlin.

Born April 14, 1924, in Old Fields, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Eston and Marie Fultz.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Pete" Edward Chaney in May 1993; her beloved daughter, Penelope Anne Baxter of Ontario, Canada, in 1978; and five brothers and sisters, Eva Eigard, Twila Bobo, Frank Fultz, Shirley McCarney, and infant Chester Fultz.

Esta's love for Jehovah God and faith in his promises guided her life. She was a minister with the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hagerstown for many years.

She made many friends during her lifetime and she will be sadly missed by all her friends and family.


She and her late husband were former owner and operators of Esta's Gift Shop and Lawn Ornaments of Hagerstown.

Surviving are two sisters, Isabelle Messersmith and Edna Lang, both of Cumberland; one brother, Ralph Fultz of Augusta, Ga.; one grandson, Jamie Sanderson and one great-granddaughter, Destiny, both of Ontario, Canada; special nieces, Verna Lang, Bernice Buser and Sonja Crowe, all of Cumberland, and Linda Lang of Hagerstown; many more nieces and nephews; Gary and Kimberly Knight, both of Cumberland, who were especially fond of their great aunt, they lived and spent time with her in Hagerstown when they were young.

At Mrs. Chaney's request, her body was cremated.

There will be a memorial service Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, with Richard Myers conducting the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon W. Ayers

Due to a source's error, the obituary in Thursday's Daily Mail and Friday's Morning Herald for Vernon Wylie "Bobby" Ayers omitted information.

He worked for Turner's Taxi and Turner's Transportation Services in the 1980s and 1990s.

Samantha J. Crist

Due to a source's error, the obituary in Friday's Morning Herald and Daily Mail for Samantha Jo Knight Crist contained incorrect information.

She is survived by paternal grandmother, Whylmenia Knight of Sharpsburg; and aunts, Doris Shoemaker and Frances Grim, both of Sharpsburg.

Charles A. Cordell, 89

JULY 20, 1916-DEC. 1, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Charles A. Cordell, 89, of 5691 Claridge Court, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at The Village of Laurel Run.

Born July 20, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Rebecca Hettie Rosenberger Cordell.

He attended Blue Rock School.

Prior to retiring in 1980, he worked at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., in the Core Room (foundry) for 41 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the American Defense Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal, among others.

He was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class, taught in the primary Sunday school department and had served as trustee, deacon and chief usher.

He was a member of the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine M. Burkett Cordell, whom he married April 12, 1945; one son, Charles E. Cordell of Greencastle, Pa.; four sisters, Hetty R. Flasher, Virginia Minnich, Esther P. Staley and Rosalie Cordell, all of Waynesboro; two brothers, Fred E. Cordell of Waynesboro, and Richard Cordell of Fayetteville, Pa.; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline Ankerbrand, Dorothy Ray and Ruth Flasher; and four brothers, Franklin Cordell, Sam Cordell, Clyde P. Cordell and Daniel Cordell.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Blue Rock United Brethren In Christ Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Donald L. Bender, the Rev. John W. Shubert and the Rev. Irvin T. Shultz will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy (Pa.) Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Mary V. O'Rourke, 86

-DEC. 1, 2005

HANCOCK - Mary Virginia O'Rourke, 86, of Fulton Street, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at her home.

Born in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillie Mae Bishop Coffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond D. O'Rourke, in 1972.

She was a former seamstress for Jacobs Brothers in Hancock.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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