Ida M. Schelle, 87

March 23, 2009

JULY 21, 1921-MARCH 20, 2009

MAUGANSVILLE - Ida M. Schelle, 87, of 14052 Village Mill Drive, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 21, 1921, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Abram M. and Amanda Showalter Baer.

Her husband, Alfred O. Schelle, died June 23, 2005. They were married Dec. 2, 1943.

She worked at Martin's Food Market in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church near Greencastle, Pa., where she was an active member of the Women's Missions Sewing Circle.

She volunteered at Cumberland Valley Relief Center near Chambersburg, Pa.

She is survived by one sister, Bertha E. Martin of Maugansville; one foster son, Frank Welty III of Sandy Hook, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by infant sisters, Anna and Martha; six brothers, Henry Baer, Irvin Baer, Melvin Baer, Alvey Baer, Abram Baer and Leonard Baer; and one foster son, William Schelle.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle. Pastors Stephen Fretz and Darrell Baer will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Women's Missions Sewing Circle of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, PA 17225; or to Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway South, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle.

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