Elmer Lee Manspeaker, 77

May 02, 2009

JULY 3, 1931-APRIL 30, 2009

MAUGANSVILLE -- Elmer Lee Manspeaker, 77, of Maugansville, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Washington County Hospital after a prolonged, courageous battle with several health conditions. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 3, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Marshall J. and Blanche Runkels Manspeaker.

He was a faithful member of the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a mail carrier during the Korean War.

After 25 years of service with Mack Trucks, where he was a receiving department fork lift operator, he retired in 1987.

Prior to Mack Trucks, he worked at Pangborn for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Viola M. (Burger) Manspeaker; three daughters, Donna Dearth of Maugansville, Glenda Rowe of Greencastle, Pa., and Paula Foerstel and husband, Edward, of Hinesville, Ga.; a son, David Manspeaker and wife, Robin, of Hancock; a sister, Martha Gish of Hagerstown; five grandchildren, Heidi Herbert, Debra Vila, Zack and Justin Manspeaker, and Jason Dearth; and eight, loving great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters.

Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family, especially during holidays when everyone was together again.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor

Thomas Hennlein officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


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