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obituaries for 4/25 HM

April 25, 2008

Earl R. Cramer, 82



NOV. 4, 1925-APRIL 23, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earl R. Cramer, 82, of 1260 Hollywell Ave., died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Catherine Harrison Cramer.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring as a supervisor after 35 years of employment.

He served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II.

He was a member of Goodwill Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Jean A. Parson Cramer, whom he married July 12, 1957; one daughter, Teresa J. Napier of Chambersburg; one sister, Nancy Houser of Chambersburg; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, brothers and one grandson.

Graveside services will be private in Lincoln Cemetery. Pastor Art Page will officiate.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Crematorium in Chambersburg.

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Glen E. Keller, 92



FEB. 21, 1916-APRIL 23, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Glen E. Keller, 92, of Warm Spring Road, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 21, 1916, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Harry B. and Ruth McCleary Keller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Shetler Keller, on Aug. 19, 2007. They were married Sept. 9, 1938.

He was a 1935 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was a self-employed piano tuner and operated a farm along Warm Spring Road.

He served with the Seabees during Word War II.

He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church near Chambersburg.

He is survived by two children, Glen E. Keller Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Joyce Fritz of Chambersburg; five grandchildren, Brian Wenger of Monroeville, Pa., Trent Wenger and Brad Wenger, both of Chambersburg, Tracie Dugan of Mechanicsburg and Missy Gavlick of Camp Hill, Pa.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jessica Martin.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Peter Emig will officiate. Burial will follow in Norland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army Corps, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Fay S. Swaim, 87



OCT. 12, 1920-APRIL 24, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Fay S. Swaim, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility in Berkeley Springs.

Born Oct. 12, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy B. Crouse Shambaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd H. Swaim, in 1982.

She was a 1939 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church and attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Morningside CEOS and Morgan County Farm Bureau.

She is survived by one son, Scott K. Swaim of Berkeley Springs; one granddaughter, Kelsey Swaim of Berkeley Springs; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Shambaugh and Arthur Shambaugh.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Kathy Spitzer will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Extended Care Facility, 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




Charles W. Yost, 72



DEC. 29, 1935-APRIL 23, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Charles William Yost, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Dec. 29, 1935, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Guy R. and Sarah B. Palmer Yost.

He attended schools in Morgan County.

He retired from Cacapon State Park Lodge, after 20 years of service.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483.

He is survived by four sisters, Naomi Newman of Needmore, Pa., Juanita Snyder of Lakeland, Fla., Phyllis Kyne of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Darlene Vessella of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; nieces; nephews; and his companion, Elenore McCusker.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Chlorus Merchant; and six brothers, Raymond Yost, George Yost, Layton Yost, Webster Yost, Joey Yost and Edward Yost.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. Pastor Dave Kidwell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.




Leonard M. Hines, 65



MARCH 18, 1943-APRIL 24, 2008

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Leonard Martin "Pete" Hines, 65, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his home.

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