July 11, 2008

Thelma G. Monn, 84

DEC. 23, 1923-JULY 9, 2008

Mrs. Thelma G. (King) Monn, 84, of 12229 W. Lawn Lane, Hagerstown, Md., entered into rest at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Richard Dagenhart.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1923, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., near the Iron Bridge Road. She was the daughter of the late John Robert "Bob" and Catherine Grace (Shindledecker) King. She lived most of her life in the Rouzerville, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas.

Mrs. Monn attended Waynesboro High School.

She and her late husband, the Rev. Howard Henry Monn, were married July 6, 1943, by the Rev. Scott R. Wagner in Hagerstown. They lived most of their married life in Rouzerville and Waynesboro. They moved in with their daughter and son-in-law in February 2000. The Rev. Monn died July 18, 2000.


Mrs. Monn was a member of Locust Level Full Gospel Church of Upton, Pa., where she played the piano and was a song leader.

She was a homemaker, and dearly loved her family. She enjoyed the children and stayed home to take care of her family. She was an avid church-goer, taught Sunday school for about 20 years. She played the accordion and piano where her husband served as pastor for many years. She loved to sing, singing on different radio stations in the area. She visited many nursing homes and held services and sang songs with the residents.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda K. (husband Dude) Martz of Waynesboro and Julie A. (husband Richard) Dagenhart of Hagerstown; two sons, Dennis H. (wife Kathy) Monn of Rouzerville and Terry L. (wife Belinda) Monn of Boiling Springs, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen J. Fuss of Sharpsburg, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Noll; and a brother, R. Brondell King.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Henry D. Barthalow officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto, Pa.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Dorothy M. Barger, 78

DEC. 4, 1929-JULY 9, 2008

Dorothy May Barger, 78, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Decatur, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Gordon Raymond and Goldie May Elliott McClain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Barger.

She worked for more than 50 years as a nurse's aide, many of those years at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

She attended Harvest Baptist Church and the Church of The Salvation Army.

She was a volunteer at the Alexander House.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley M. Massie of Hagerstown; two sons, John P. Barger of Hagerstown and James L. Barger of Williamsport; one brother, John J. Prell of Fort Smith, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown. CSM Larry Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Stanley M. Hovermale, 84

AUG. 24, 1923-JULY 9, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Stanley Milton Hovermale, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 24, 1923, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Hamil Milton Hovermale and the late Mary Frances Householder Hovermale LaFollette.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He attended Spohrs Crossroads School.

He served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60 of Berkeley Springs.

He worked as a flight testing mechanic with Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during the 1950s and 1960s, and retired in 1991 from the maintenance department of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

He enjoyed woodworking, reading and sports.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Goldie Marie Anderson Hovermale at home; one daughter, Brenda Kay Stotler and her husband, Larry V. Stotler, of Berkeley Springs; one granddaughter, Misty Lynn Stotler of Berkeley Springs; two half sisters, Letha Mechem and Lena Reynard, both of Berkeley Springs; three half brothers, Bruce LaFollette of Baltimore, Md., and Donald Lee LaFollette and Kenneth LaFollette, both of Berkeley Springs; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 13, 2008, at 3 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Daniel Montague officiating. Interment 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 11 a.m. for the convenience of friends.

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