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Elva M. Dress, 84

January 22, 2011

NOV. 26, 1926-JAN. 20, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Elva Mae Dress, 84, a resident at Providence Place and formerly of 2850 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. Born Nov. 26, 1926, in Smithsburg, Md., Elva was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Pearl Ridenour Smith. A graduate of Smithsburg High School, Elva was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her son, Steven L. Dress and his wife, Donise, of Dover, Pa. Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Dress; a daughter, Cecelia Cox; and three brothers, her twin Elvin Ray Smith, Ivan Smith and Grover Smith Jr.

Services, under the direction of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201, to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, P.O. Box 1181, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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