Violet M. (Christophel) Bingaman, 84

February 12, 2009

JUNE 1, 1924-FEB. 11, 2009

QUINCY, Pa. - Violet M. (Christophel) Bingaman, 84, a resident of Quincy Retirement Home for the past four months and formerly of 3434 Scar Hill Road, Greencastle, Pa., died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 1, 1924, in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Irvin I. and Anna Mary (Stumbaugh) Christophel.

She and her husband, Wade W. Bingaman, were married May 9, 1942, in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church, Greencastle, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, was a member of Willing Workers Sunday School Class and a life member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.


Mrs. Bingaman was a homemaker and a self-employed seamstress. She attended Greencastle High School.

Surviving family in addition to her husband are two daughters, Betty L. Cordell of State Line, Pa., and Shari A. Myers of Boonsboro, Md.; one son, Gary E. Bingaman of Greencastle; one brother, Robert Christophel, and one sister, Barbara Gochenauer, both of Greencastle; three grandchildren, Rick Cordell of Greencastle, Diana Ardinger of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Hannah Myers of Boonsboro; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Cordell of Springfield, Ill., Danielle Grosh Cordell of Greencastle and Raven Ardinger of Martinsburg.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Irvin, Tom, Fred and Wayde Christophel; and three infant brothers.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. from Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, with the Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Building Fund of the Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.

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