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May 21, 2008

Betty P. Harman, 74



JULY 4, 1933-MAY 20, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Betty Pratt Harman, 74, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center of cancer.

Born July 4, 1933, in Moorefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Dow Pratt and Nola Hiser Pratt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Benton Harman.

She was a 1950 graduate of Moorefield High School and a 1953 graduate of Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing, now affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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She worked for 34 years at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, serving as a registered nurse and nursing supervisor before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg, where she served as a deacon.

She is survived by four children, Justine E. Davis of Columbia, Md., William J. Harman of Kearneysville, W.Va., Thomas H. Harman of Centreville, Va., and Ronald M. Harman of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Joan E. Michael.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert Hill Jr. will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 4 p.m. in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403 or First Presbyterian Church, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Ann V. Woodard, 99



JAN. 3, 1909-MAY 19, 2008

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Ann V. Woodard, 99, of Kearneysville, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 3, 1909, in Falling Waters, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph William Fleming and Virgie Gertrude Emerson Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Woodard, who died Aug. 15, 1968.

She was employed by Myers Coal Co.

She was a member of New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where she was a member of the Women's Bible Class.

She was a member of Shepherdstown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 155, where she was a Past Matron.

She is survived by family and friends.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. Henry Christie will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Arlene F. Baker, 80



AUG. 1, 1927-MAY 20, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Arlene F. Kepner Baker, 80, of 11441 Airport Road, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Mackley Kepner.

She last was employed by Lutheran Social Services in Chambersburg as an in-home caregiver for elderly patients.

She is survived by her husband, Earl H. Baker, whom she married Feb. 3, 1947; five daughters, Lois Sarno and Susan Ronchi, both of Greencastle, Pa., Kay Martin of Hagerstown, and Bev Kirkpatrick and Marcia Baker, both of Waynesboro; two sons, Mike Baker and Bob Baker, both of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Bloom; and one brother, Donald Kepner.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Mark Shover will officiate. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Thomas D. Hoch, 79



NOV. 5, 1928-MAY 20, 2008

BOONSBORO - Thomas Davidson "Tom" Hoch, 79, of Boonsboro, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1928, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Agnes Mabon Hoch.

He was a graduate of Mercersburg (Pa.) High School.

He retired as a correctional officer from the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

He was a member of Boonsboro American Legion and Retirees Chapter of MCEA.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lou Starliper Hoch; one daughter, Susan M. Petefish of Boonsboro; two sisters, Ida M. Smith of Trinity, Ala., and Dorothy J. Hess of Waynesboro; two brothers, his twin Theodore Hoch of Chambersburg, Pa., and Arthur Hoch of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastor Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Clara S. Diehl, 86



MARCH 17, 1922-MAY 20, 2008

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