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Obituaries

August 05, 2007

Martha M. McKinley, 81



FEB. 22, 1926-AUG. 4, 2007

Martha Melcora McKinley, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1926, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Otho V. and Eva C. Shroyer Delawter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Edward McKinley, April 23, 1999.

She was formerly employed with D & P Coin-Op.

She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Wednesday Morning Bowling League and the Washington County Homemakers.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith M. Papoutsis and husband, Andrew, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Kathy M. Griffith and husband, Steven, of Marina del Rey, Calif.; two sons, William B. McKinley and wife, Kathy A., of Williamsport, Md., and Donald Lee McKinley and wife, Sheila, of Clinton, Iowa; three sisters, Marie Gaylor of Williamsport, Reba Spickler of Halfway, Md., and Margaret Delawter of Bethesda, Md.; two brothers, Jack Delawter of Hagerstown, and Dr. Dewitt Delawter of Rockville, Md.; seven grandchildren, Alan G. Downs, Karen Humbertson, Stacey Miele, William D. McKinley, Donald M. McKinley, Julie M. Burkett and David P. McKinley; and nine great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Evolyn Rauth; and three brothers, Woodrow Delawter, Otho Delawter and Byron Delawter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. Larry Rickard will officiate. Burial will be Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends on Monday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Union Rescue Mission Inc., 124 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.




William L. Keller Sr., 77



MAY 11, 1930-AUG. 2, 2007

SMITHSBURG - William Louis Keller Sr., 77, of 12023 Keller Ave., Smithsburg, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at his home.

Born Sunday, May 11, 1930, in Samples Manor, Md., he was the son of the late James R. Keller and the late Ruth Anna Smith Keller.

He was a 1949 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, serving more than 20 years including tours in the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving in Korea, Mr. Keller along with his unit were able to cross the Yalu river into China.

He then later retired from MCTC after 20 years.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge No. 84 of Hagerstown, Md., Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion and the Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Louise Keller; one daughter, Debra Lynn Doub of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one son, William Louis Keller Jr. of Smithsburg; a sister, Barbara Keller Shaw of Smithsburg; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Donald Haas officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Mrs. Beulah Virginia Derflinger



APRIL 3, 1923-AUG. 3, 2007

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Mrs. Beulah V. Derflinger, of Brunswick, Md., passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 3, 2007.

Mrs. Derflinger was born on April 3, 1923, to the late Walter and Vinda Lucas of Stanley, Va.

Beulah was the wife of the late Robert E. Derflinger, her husband of 41 years.

She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick (formerly the New York Hill United Methodist Church).

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling with them, and shopping.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Myers and husband Gene of Knoxville, and Shirley Derflinger of Brunswick; one son, Randy Derflinger of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Mark Myers and wife Carrie of Sharpsburg, Tara Myers of Hagerstown, Cheryl Hepp and husband Bobby of Bowie, Md., Danielle Derflinger and Amanda Starleper of Keedysville; and two great-grandsons, Alex and Andrew Myers of Sharpsburg. Two sisters, Lurene Saunders of Leesburg, Va, and Anna Wigington of Knoxville, and one brother, Everett Lucas of Bunker Hill, W.Va., also survive Mrs. Derflinger. She was also loved by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Lucas, and four sisters, Ollie Shugars, Geneva Crowl, Pearl Wenner and Jean Baker.

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