September 27, 2007
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While in Hagerstown, Mrs. Kimmel worked for Fairchild Aircraft during the 1940s, and was a member of Christ's Reformed Church for over 25 years. Later, she spent many years with the federal government, retiring in 1994 at the age of 77. She received numerous commendations, including The Commander's Award for Civilian Service at Fort Richardson.

She was always active. As a child she was a frequent horseback rider. She walked several miles each day, and at 75 was still roller skating and swimming. She was an avid reader and loved animals. She went to the Chugiak Senior Center daily.

She is survived by her daughters, Corliss Kimmel of Anchorage, Alaska, and Cheryl Young of Chugiak; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Gloria Rudisill of Hagerstown and Dr. Earl and Divina Rudisill of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; grandchildren, Cathy Marshall of Sharpsburg, Douglas Rudisill of Williamsport, Tara Boden of Albuquerque, N.M., and Steven Rudisill of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Nicole Norris of Hagerstown, Theodore Gutierrez of Albuquerque and Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport; and great-great-granddaughter Amaya Pettner of Hagerstown.


Mrs. Kimmel was preceded in death by her first husband, William S. Rudisill of Hagerstown, and her second husband, Richard J. Kimmel of Chugiak.

A celebration of life will be held at the Chugiak Senior Center at 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2007.

Robert T. Grossnickle, 77

MAY 15, 1930-SEPT. 25, 2007

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Robert T. "Bob" Grossnickle, 77, of Myersville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 15, 1930, in Frederick, Md., and was the son of the late C. Elbert and Sallie E. Leatherman Grossnickle.

Bob was a member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren and the Frederick County Farm Bureau. He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing on his boat in the bay, attending gospel music conventions, traveling and spending winters in Florida.

Surviving are his wife, Doris J. Rippeon Grossnickle; one son, Tom Grossnickle and wife Anna of Taylors Island, Md.; five daughters, Karen Toms and husband, Bill, of Middletown, Judy Lohman and husband, Charlie, of Myersville, Kim Wetzel and husband, Tony, of Myersville, Sherene Grossnickle of Frederick and Lisa Schultz and husband, Sherrill, of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren, John Grossnickle, Cherly Lawson, Breanne Toms, Daniel Toms, Taylor Drake, Tyler Lowman, Sabrina Shank and Ethan Schultz; three great-grandchildren, Nature, Justice and Mckensie; and two brothers, C. Basil Grossnickle and wife, Eleanor, of Boonsboro and E. Quentin Grossnickle of Myersville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Pauline A. Grossnickle.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville. Pastors Donna and Tim Ritchey Martin and Pastor Charlie Martin of Indian Rock Church, Fla. will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Grossnickle, Timmy Grossnickle, Taylor Drake, Tyler Lowman, John Grossnickle, Larry Kitchen, Tony Wetzel, Sherrill Schultz and honorary pallbearer Ethan Schultz.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends the funeral home will be open for visitation beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made The Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 575, Myersville, MD 21773.

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