January 31, 2008

Charlotte J. Snyder, 77

-JAN. 27, 2008

Charlotte Joan Thomas Snyder, 77, a resident of Hagerstown for 48 years, formerly of Taneytown, died on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Julia Manor Health Center, Hagerstown. She was born in San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Lt.Cmdr. William Lewin Thomas, USN, and Mary Lavinia Bowen Thomas. Her marriage to Roy Miller Snyder in 1960 brought her to Hagerstown.

She devoted much time to activities of the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens, baking thousands of her special sugar cookies, which she served for their party refreshments. This earned her the title of "The Cookie Lady." She donated thousands of cookies to the Veterans Hospital in Martinsburg, and to the Washington County American Red Cross. For several years Mrs. Snyder was nominated as a "Volunteer of the Year" in Washington County, attending recognition ceremonies in Annapolis.

She was a past member of Sir George Calvert Chapter of Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.


She was a communicant at Shiloh United Methodist Church, until her health failed. She had been an enthusiastic bowler. She enjoyed outdoor activities, having spent many years on her family's dairy farm.

She was well known for beautiful flower gardens she created in each of her homes. She enjoyed riding on the County Commuter bus when she was no longer able to drive her car. She was especially remembered for her friendly smiles, good cheer, and kindness.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Snyder; her son, David T. Snyder and his wife, Gina Snyder, Hagerstown; granddaughter, Schwanna House; her niece; and her nephews.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial Service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ARC of Washington County.

Hazel M. Loudenslager, 95

SEPT. 8, 1912-JAN. 29, 2008

QUINCY, Pa. - Hazel Marquerite "Loy" Loudenslager, 95, of Quincy Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Quincy Home.

Born Sept. 8, 1912, in South Mountain, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Minnie Pearl Rider Kauffman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jacob D. Loy Jr., in 1974. They were married June 30, 1930. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Earl William Loudenslager. They were married Jan. 3, 1979.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a former member of the Waynesboro Hospital Auxillary and AARP 739 of Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Fortney of Five Forks, Pa.; one son, Richard D. Loy of Taylorsville, Md.; one stepdaugher, Jean High of Waynesboro; one stepson, Paul Loundenslager of Stuart, Fla.; three sisters, Ada Ulrich of Chambersburg, Pa., Mary Carbaugh of Mont Alto, Pa. and Joann Miller of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald D. Loy; three sisters, Vigie Sheaffer, Mildred Powell and Violet Barlett; one brother, Rennis Kauffman; and one grandduagher.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lochstampfor Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Pastors Mark Shover and John Rauch will officiate. Burial will be in Strangs Cemetery at South Mountain, Pa.

The viewing will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Jesse E. Missinger, 55

SEPT. 27, 1952-JAN. 25, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jesse E. Missinger, 55, of North Carlisle Street, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1952, in York, Pa., he was the son of Robert and Jackie Grimm Missinger of York.

He was a 1970 graduate of York Technical High School.

He was employed by Video Warehouse in Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Terri L. Eshelman Missinger, whom he married July 22, 1988; one daughter, Brandi L. Missinger at home; one son, Jesse W. Missinger at home; four sisters, Karen Missinger, Cheryl Missinger and Tonya Missinger, all of Pennsylvania and Lisa Missinger of FIorida; one brother, Robert Missinger of Pennsylvania; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. at Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church. Pastor Blayne will officiate.

Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in care of Terri Missinger, 272 C N. Carlisle St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Dorothy May Seekford, 92

FEB. 5, 1915-JAN. 29, 2008

Dorothy May Seekford, 92, of 430 Indiana Avenue, Hagerstown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at her home.

Born Feb. 5, 1915, in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Olivet M. Florence Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Seekford on Sept. 5, 2005.

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