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Obituaries

October 17, 2006
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Born May 16, 1931, in Whitehall, Va., she was the daughter of the late Loring L. Nesmith and Mabel DeHaven Nesmith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth F. Davis.

She was a member of Mountain View Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 202 in Williamsport and Martinsburg VFW Post 896 Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon K. McEwan of Inwood; one son, Gary R. Bowers of Inwood; one stepdaughter, Colleen M. Barnes of Hagerstown; one stepson, Ernest B. Davis of Hagerstown; one sister, Florine V. Gould of Massillon, Ohio; one brother, Larry D. Nesmith of Inwood; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta V. Nesmith; and four brothers, Charles A. Nesmith, Earl E. Nesmith, Loring G. Nesmith and Troy A. Nesmith.

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Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Church of the Brethren. Pastor Michael Staubs will officiate. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 655, Bunker Hill, WV 25413; or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




John A. Venskus, 90


JUNE, 16, 1916-OCT. 15, 2006

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - John Anthony Venskus, 90, of St. Thomas, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at home.

Born June 16, 1916, in Pittston, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Julia Venskus.

He graduated from Pittston High School.

He retired from Sears Roebuck Co. as shoe manager after 26 years.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Church. He was a Eucharistic minister who also visited South Mountain and the nursing homes, and was an offering counter for many years.

He was a member of AARP 2840, president of the Diabetic Association at Chambersburg Hospital for four terms and was on the Advisory Board of the Area Aging Agency.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Sakalauskus Venskus; one daughter, Rosemary Smith of Chambersburg; one son, John M. Venskus of Chambersburg; one sister, Delores Dubitsky of Jamaica, N.Y.; one brother, Bernard Venskus of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Venskus and Isadora Venskus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. James R. O'Brian will be celebrant.

The visitation will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home and will include the recital of the rosary. Burial will be at Corpus Christi Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Sharon K. Howell, 48


APRIL 20, 1958-OCT. 16, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sharon K. Howell, 48, of 2526 Scotland Road, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at her home.

Born April 20, 1958, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Elmer L. and Isabel Shaffer Drawbaugh of Chambersburg.

She was a 1976 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from Kutztown University and earned her master's degree while living in Florida.

She was a teacher for the autistic and visually impaired for 26 years, last employed by Franklin Learning Center in Chambersburg.

She also taught adult-education classes at Franklin County Career Link in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Solomon's United Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Christopher W. Howell and Ryan E. L. Howell, both of Chambersburg.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Peter Emig will officiate. Burial will be private in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Learning Center, 2397 Loop Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Barbara L. Huntzberry, 57


JULY 10, 1949-OCT. 15, 2006

EDGEWOOD, Md. - Barbara L. (nee Row) Huntzberry, 57, of 611 Burlington Court, Edgewood, died Oct. 15, 2006.

Born July 10, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel G. Grandstaff and M. Eleanor Hansbrough.

She was a state employee.

She is survived by her husband, George E. Huntzberry of Edgewood; two sons, Kenneth E. Huntzberry and his wife, Kimberly, of Port Deposit, Md., and Robert E. Huntzberry and his wife, Cathleen, of Perryman, Md.; one brother, George Richard Row Jr. of New York City, N.Y.; one sister, Alice Fisher of Hagerstown; and grandchildren, Courtney N. and Conner E. Huntzberry, both of Port Deposit, and Nathan M. Fleming, Stephen M. Amoss and Timothy E. Huntzberry, all of Perryman.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Reberta A. Leggett.

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