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Obituaries

October 31, 2006

Jane S. Watson, 94



AUG. 9, 1912-OCT. 29, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jane Snyder Watson, 94, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1912, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry Vernon and Lora Whitmore Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Lee Watson.

She was a 1930 graduate of Martinsburg High School, a 1934 graduate of Shepherd College, and attended George Washington University and West Virginia University.

She was an educator in Texas and Berkeley County, W.Va. She was chosen as Berkeley County Teacher of the Year.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Martinsburg, and a member of Presbyterian Women of the Church, serving as past president and Woman of the Year. She was a member and past president of Salvation Army Auxiliary.

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She is survived by one daughter, Ellen W. Rowland of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Chuck Rowland, Chris Rowland, Kim Jones and Brian Watson; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, David L. Watson; siblings, Harry P. Snyder, Daniel A. Snyder and Boyd B. Snyder; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Rufus T. Burton and the Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate. Private burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, c/o Flower Fund, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401; or to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 843, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Gaylord N. Kauffman, 75



NOV. 20, 1930-OCT. 29, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gaylord N. Kauffman, 75, formerly of Salem Road, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at Menno Haven.

Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Fayetteville, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel L. and Margaret Rummel Kauffman.

He was a graduate of Waynesboro (Pa.) High School.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1985, where he had worked as a computer programmer.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church and its King's Sons and Daughters Sunday school class.

He was a member of AARP, NARFE, VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg Mall Walkers, Golden Opportunity Club and several bowling leagues.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Retha L. King Kauffman; one daughter, Dr. Linda K. Kauffman Sweeney of Ames, Iowa; one sister, Treva Walls of Clymer, Pa.; two brothers, Glenn Kauffman of Waynesboro and Donald Kauffman of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leanna Richards; one brother, Wilbur; and an infant brother.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Chris Little and Garry Culler will officiate. Burial will follow in Norland Cemetery, with military graveside honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Gary L. Weller



Memorial services for Gary Lee Weller, 49, who died Wednesday, Oct., 25, 2006, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.




Mary T. Schroder, 87



NOV. 19, 1918-OCT. 28, 2006

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Mary T. Schroder, 87, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Nov. 19, 1918, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Adelaide Meyd Mihm.

Her husband, William Francis "Bill" Schroder Sr., died Feb. 2, 1996.

She retired after 24 years with National Geographic Society.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she was a member of St. James Women's Club, St. James Bible Study, St. James Office Assistances and Martha and Mary Ministries.

She was a member of Jefferson County Community Ministries, Opera House Guild, Shannondale Club Alumni and Garden Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Lourdean S. Offenbacher of Chelsea, Mich.; one son, William F. Schroder Jr. of Purcellville, Va.; one sister, Anne M. Rowe of Cockeysville, Md.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan M. Angell; and three brothers, Ferdinand Mihm, George E. Mihm and Joseph Mihm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Brian Owens will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Friends may visit Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church; the rosary will be recited Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m.

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