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Obituaries

September 08, 2008

Gerald J. Best, 86



MARCH 20, 1922-SEPT. 6, 2008

DRY RUN, Pa. - Gerald J. Best, 86, of 20727 Doylestown Road, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Falling Spring Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 20, 1922, in Doylesburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry G. and Judith Doyle Best.

He was a 1939 graduate of Fannett High School.

He was a farmer and drove a school bus for Fannett-Metal School District for 21 years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Towsey Best, whom he married April 26, 1947; one daughter, Judyann Kell of Chambersburg; twin sons, Joseph W. Best of Dry Run and John E. Best of Spring Run, Pa.; three brothers, Harold Best of Shippensburg, Pa., Robert Best of Chambersburg and James Best of Keene, N.H.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan E. Best; one sister, Elizabeth Best; and one brother, Francis Best.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Doylesburg. The Rev. John Campion will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Fannett-Metal Fire & Ambulance Co., P.O. Box 51, Dry Run, PA 17220.

Arrangements are by Agett-Geisel Funeral Home, Dry Run.

www.geiselfuneralhome.com




Naomi E. Sensenbaugh, 98



JUNE 27, 1910-SEPT. 6, 2008

WOLFSVILLE, Md. - Naomi E. Sensenbaugh, 98, formerly of Wolfsville, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Liv-N-Well Assistant Living Center in Aberdeen, Md.

Born June 27, 1910, in Wolfsville, she was the daughter of the late Faris Earl and Estella Leatherman Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irl D. Sensenbaugh, Dec. 28, 1992.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville.

She was employed by Frederick County Public Schools.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Loughlin of Abingdon, Md., and Joyce Kelly of Houston; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Elsie Wolfe, Helen Harshman, Edna Smith, Irene Lewis and Pauline Delauter.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Smithsburg. Pastor David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery, c/o Kenneth Frushour, 13436 Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.




William E. Francis, 66



AUG. 25, 1942-SEPT. 6, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - William E. "Bill" Francis, 66, of Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008.

Born Aug. 25, 1942, in Shullsburg, Wis., he was the son of the late Elmer J. Francis and Berniece E. Brickner Francis.

He studied for his CDL and was a truck driver for more than 35 years, having last driven for Save-A-Lot out of Williamsport, until retiring in 2005.

He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Linda B. Barton Francis, whom he married Dec. 7, 1985; his children, Paul Francis of Everett, Pa., Jodie Hickman of McConnellsburg, Pa., Pancho Francis of Friesland, Wis., Susan King of Pocomoke City, Md., Ann Owens of Mardela Springs, Md., and Connie Hayes of Easton, Md.; one sister, Mary Schmidt of Fond du Lac, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Irias; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett. Burial will be in Akersville Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.




Ernest N. Taylor, 90



JAN. 7, 1918-SEPT. 7, 2008

SUMTER, N.C. - Ernest N. Taylor, 90, of Sumter, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at a local nursing facility.

Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Taylor and Viola Fox Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Bender Taylor.

He retired from Potomac Edison Electrical Co.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church.

He is survived by three sons, Mark Taylor of Columbia, S.C., and David Taylor and Michael Taylor, both of Sumter; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

A prayer service will be today at 6 p.m. at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home, Sumter, with visitation following until 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

www.sumterfunerals.com




Rachel J. Shindledecker, 89



JUNE 11, 1919-SEPT. 6, 2008

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