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Surviving are his children, Terrance L. Showe and wife, Patricia, of Frederick, Donna J. Grubbs and husband, Charles, of Ijamsville, Md., Cheryl L. Niles and friend, Darius Lovens, of Frederick, and Kathi S. Geisbert and husband, Charles II, of Adamstown, Md.; eight grandchildren, Michael T. Showe, Courtney L. Showe, Dustin N. Showe and wife, Amanda, Shannon A. M. Showe, Christi J. Grubbs, Ashleigh E. Niles, Charles G. Geisbert III and wife, Ashley, and Megan E. Geisbert. Also surviving is one great-granddaughter, Isabelle; one brother, James Showe of Frederick; special friends, Justin Gabbard and Trudy Solenberger; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.


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Pallbearers for the funeral will be grandsons, Dustin W. Showe, Charles G. Geisbert III and Michael T. Showe; and friends, John Hann, Justin Gabbard, Chase Winpigler and Anthony Castanho.

Roger H. Bartles, 84

MAY 24, 1922-AUG. 21, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Roger H. Bartles, 84, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born May 24, 1922, in Four Locks, Md., he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Margaret Durboraw Bartles.

A retired truck driver, he was formerly employed by Harris Motor Express and Spurgeon Trucking Co.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vivian Marie McDaniel Bartles; five daughters, Brenda Moats of Martinsburg, Shirley D. Bishop of Sweetwater, Tenn., Cathy A. Bartles and Sylvia J. Bartles, both at home, and Debra L. Tyson of Glengary, W.Va.; two sons, Wayne D. Bartles of Martinsburg and Clifford Bartles of Inwood, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Bartles; and two grandsons.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood. The Rev. Fred A. Greenfield will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

M. Randall Allison, 58

MAY 5, 1948-AUG. 21, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - M. Randall Allison, 58, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at his home.

Born May 5, 1948, in Saltville, Va., he was the son of Eleanor Rolen Allison of Glade Spring, Va., and the late Oliver Judge Allison.

He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Dana Lankford of Maryland; one brother, Brent Allison of Abingdon, Va.; one grandson; and his companion, Barbara Badanjak of Martinsburg.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Joan L. Poole, 59

AUG. 4, 1947-AUG. 21, 2006

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Joan Lee Poole, 59, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1947, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell Jennings Weigle and Rubye Baker Weigle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. "Buck" Poole.

She was a retired nurse.

She attended Providence Bible Church.

She is survived by one brother, John Weigle of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Gene Gossett will officiate. Burial will follow in Tomahawk Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

Rose M. Fignar, 78

JULY 24, 1928-AUG. 22, 2006

Rose Marie Fignar, 78, of 13407 Cherry Tree Circle, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, Md.

Born Tuesday, July 24, 1928, in Coaldale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Peter B. Macenka and Eva F. Macenka. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fignar Jr., in 2000.

She was employed and received her registered nursing degree from Palmerton Hospital in Palmerton, Pa.; she also was employed by Washington County Hospital as an OR nurse for many years and later retired from nursing in order to raise her family.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and the Greencastle Sportsman's Club. She was previously active as president of the Western Maryland College Parents Board in 1993. In addition, she volunteered as a North Hagerstown High School Band Booster and was an active supporter of the Washington County 4-H. Rose also enjoyed music, reading and traveling, the highlight of which was recently traveling to Japan.

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