She served as past county president of Farm Women 4, Franklin County, Pa., and as state director of Farm Bureau Farm Women's Committee.
She is survived by her husband, Joel L. Wenger, whom she married Nov. 17, 1951; one daughter, Jody A. Hartman of Greencastle; three sons, Marlin L. Wenger of Dearborn, Mich., and Larson D. Wenger and Darwin M. Wenger, both of Greencastle; two brothers, Franklin Stockslager of Greencastle and Marvin Stockslager; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Stockslager.
Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will follow in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Antrim Township, Pa.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church Building Fund, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Joan F. Swope, 64
AUG. 5, 1943-FEB. 15, 2008
HARRISONVILLE, Pa. -- Joan Frances Swope, 64, of 241 Hill Top Drive, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at her home.
Born Aug. 5, 1943, in Harrisonville, she was the daughter of the late Bennett R. and Goldie Adaline DeShong Truax.
She was the secretary for Licking Creek Township for 40 years.
She attended Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, Pa.
She is survived by three daughters, Lois F. Barton of Breezewood, Pa., Mona L. Anderson of Needmore and Rhonda S. Swope of
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore. The Revs. William Swope, Delmas Bard and Pastor Lyle Mellott will officiate. Burial will be in Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery, Needmore.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, Pa., and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.
James F. Mortzfeldt, 74
SEPT. 29, 1933-FEB. 16, 2008
HANCOCK. Md. -- James Francis Mortzfeldt, age 74, of Hancock, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at his home.
Born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William and Helen Logan Mortzfeldt Leasure and stepfather, Harry Leasure.
He was a 1951 graduate of Hancock High School.
He graduated in 1952 from Centrey College of Medical Tec as an X-ray technician. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, 1951 to 1955, and in the Air Force Reserves, 1955 to 1966.
He was a member of the Hancock VFW Post 10502 and a member of the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock.
He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock.
He had been employed by PGS Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as a senior lab technician, retiring after 41 years.
He served the community in many different ways. He was a life member of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Company since 1957. He co-founded the Hancock Rescue Squad with Howard Grove in 1967. He was a first aid and CPR instructor, an Emergency Medical Technician and a paramedic. Jim also was chief for eight years, for a total of 18 years of service.
For some young men, Scouting is a brief life experience. For others, like Jim Mortzfeldt, being Hancock Boy Scout Troop 15 Scoutmaster was a way of life. He had been a Scout leader since 1958, serving for 41 years. He was a Committee Member, 1957 to 1965, Assistant Scout Master, 1965 to 1967, and Scout Master, 1967 to 2007. In 1996, he received the Distinguished Vigil Award, the highest honor possible for the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America, and many other honors, including the National President's Scoutmaster Award of Merit in 1988.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann McCarty Mortzfeldt; one son, Perry Lee Mortzfeldt of Carlisle, Pa.; one daughter, Seena Lynn Mortzfeldt Pittman of Hancock; four grandchildren, Tyler C. Pittman, Kelsea B. Pittman, Sarah A. Mortzfeldt and Anna C. Mortzfeldt; son-in-law, David L. Pittman; and daughter-in-law, Cindy C. Mellott Mortzfeldt.