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Obituaries

June 15, 2008

Martha E. Ryan, 91



NOV. 8, 1916-JUNE 13, 2008

Martha "Marty" E. Ryan, 91, of Hagerstown, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Harry V. and Susie F. Bingaman Hamby.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Athey "Ace" Granville Ryan, in 1993.

She retired in 1973 from the Washington County Hospital after 23 years of service.

She was a member of The Good Shepherd Ministries.

She was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary and a former member of The Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe No. 84 Auxiliary of Williamsport.

She is survived by two sons, Harry A. Ryan and Elmer G. Ryan, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mary Bartles of Hagerstown and Frances Eichelberger of Maugansville; one brother, Harry L. Hamby of Maugansville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one son, John R. Ryan; five sisters, Annie Bartles, Elsie Schildtknecht, Helen Fox, Betty Renner and Hazel Gilardi; and four brothers, Lester Hamby, Frank Hamby, David Hamby and James Hamby.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Good Shepherd Ministries in Hagerstown. Pastor Steven McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to The Good Shepherd Ministries, 19763 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Lou Ann Francis, 74



JULY 5, 1933-JUNE 13, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lou Ann Francis, 74, of Martinsburg, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at her home.

Born July 5, 1933, in Vinson, Okla., she was the daughter of the late John Haney and Lillie T. Francis.

She was an employee of the federal government for 35 years. Her career was highlighted by service in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C., beginning with the Nixon administration through the George Bush Sr. era and finished with the Office of Personnel Management. She received service awards for the performance of her duties.

She is survived by one brother, Billy V. Francis of Fort Worth, Texas; one niece; and three nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




George W. Mong Sr., 91



MARCH 4, 1917-JUNE 13, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - George Webber Mong Sr., 91, of Martinsburg, died Friday, June 13, 2008.

Born March 4, 1917, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late George William and Amelia T. Webber Mong.

He retired as the owner and operator of Mong's Salvage.

He was a member of Pikeside United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna L. Straley of Roanoke, Va. and Mary M. Hutzell of Williamsport; three sons, George W. Mong Jr. of Dunbar, W.Va., and Charles W. Mong and Paul A. Mong, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Anna E. Mong of Inwood, W.Va. and Louise Barney of Martinsburg; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by the, Rosa B. Mong; three brothers, Paul C. Mong, John W. Mong and Nimrod Mong; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Pastor John Yost will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 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 25401.

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