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PAGE A8 Wednesda3: FebruaD, 7. 2018 NEWS / OBITUARIES SPIRI I of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE ones By OLIVIA GOUDY The Associated Press At Pennsylvania's Frick Hospital, a new be- reavement group doubles as a scrapbooking class. "The focus of the group is allowing them to be creative - to appreciate that memory and create tangible projects to take away," ex- plains Kristy Walter, a bereavement counselor with the hospital. Organizers describe the group as an art ther- apy-based group where individuals come to document memories and stories of their loved ones in a creative way of processing and cop- ing with grief. Robin Jennings, senior writer with the hos- pital system's health marketing and commu- nications team, is an avid scrapbooker. "The hospital can seem like maybe an un- friendly reminder because of a loss, but we hope they now see it as a welcoming area," she said. "It's a great location because scrap- bookers generally come with a lot of sup- plies and things. It gives you a lot of space to spread out." For those who don't have scrapbooking supplies, it's not necessary to go out and pur- chase them for the class. "Our foundation supports the hospice and be- reavement programs. They have funding to help with the purchase of supplies," Jennings said. "And it's never about having any kind of skill - that's definitely not the focus of this," Walter added. "It's about freedom for people to create and design - freestyle - and making those memories come to life." Walter noted that from an art therapy stand- point, the creative process "doesn't mean you have to be a master of everything." "It just means you're being creative," she said. "It's all about being in the moment, pro- cessing things, and being creative with the materials in front of you." Maureen Ceidro, another bereavement counselor, said the class has been in the plan-. ning stages for several years. "We try to reach people in different ways. There's always our standard support groups, but it doesn't appeal to all," Ceidro said. "With this new class, they remember and recollect we can help you process feelings that arise as you're working through the memories." Walter said there's been positive feedback on the class. - Olivia Goudy works for the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pa. Velma Grace Butler Ott Mrs. Velma Grace Butler Ott, 103 of Bolivar, West Vir- ginia, passed away on Satur- day, February 3, 2018 at her residence. Born June 20, 1914 in Mar- tinsburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Estella Butler. She was employed at Inter- woven Mills in Martinsburg for 9 years, Fairchild Manu- facturing Co. in Ranson for 18 years and was the house- keeper for the Doctor's Of- rice in Bolivar for 16 years. Velma was a longtime member of the Bolivar Unit- ed Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Pol- lyanna Group and W.S.C.S. She sang in the choir and was the song leader for 58 years. She was Communion Stew- art for many years as well as an avid helper when it came to bake sales, making apple butter, sending get well cards and cheer baskets to shut-ins and helping serve meals to the Civil War Roundtable at Camp Hill Church. She was a member of the Ott Family Singers for many years and sang for church weddings and funerals. She is survived by five chil- dren, Nancy Ott Palmer, Rod- ney Ott and wife, Judy, Sha- ron Ott Dockeney and hus- band, Wayne; Mary Ott Harp- er and Esther Darlene Ott; one son-in-law, Raymond Gene Wines, 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Wes- ley Ott, one daughter, Elea- nor Ott Wines, five sisters, four brothers and two sons- in-law, Gerald Harper and William Palmer. Services was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Febru- ary 7, 2018 at Eackles-Spen- cer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harp- ers Ferry, WV with Rev. B.G. Turner officiating. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, WV. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tues- day evening from 6-8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Bolivar, Unit- ed Methodist Church, C/O Ann Rinaldi, 94 Root Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles- spencerfuneralhome.com PAID IV~EMORIAL Hollins N. Randolph Jr. Hollins N. Randolph Jr 83 of Charles Town, WV passed away at his home on January 31,2018 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the Panhandle. Holly was born on June 2, 1934 in Wheeling, WV. He was the son of Hollins N. Randolph and Mary Virginia Hoge. He was proceeded in death by his brother Thomas Jefferson Randolph of Win- chester, VA. The family began farming in Jefferson County in 1938. Holly graduated from Mc- Donogh School in 1954. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served 4 years. Upon returning home from his military service he was employed fulltime for 40 years with Halltown Paper- board where he worked as a Millwright. After he retired from Halltown Paperboard he enjoyed working part-time for Zachary Homes, which he did for 7 years. Holly was a dedicated life- time volunteer fireman and member since 1964 with Cit- izens Fire Company. He was also a member of Charles Town Baptist Church. During his retirement years Holly also enjoyed being on the Senior Bowling League at Shenando- ah Lanes. Holly leaves behind 3 daughters and sons-in-law; Bonnie S. Smith; Martha C. Hyre and husband, Rick; An- gie Breeden and husband, John; and, son Nick Randolph and wife, Amy. He also leaves 9 grandchildren; Jason, Mat- I *Granites *Bronze ,Marble *Plaques ,Vases ,Cemetery Engraving Service Serving the Tri-State Area since 1971 524 Fillmore Street* P.O. Box 216, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-2278 email: jcmonumentl@aol.c0m Robert C. Fields, LIC thew and Lisa Smith; Tess Hyre; Nicole Kropp and Nina Randolph; John; Cassie and Lilly Breeden. He also leaves 5 great grandchildren. Holly will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 10; 2018 at Charles Town Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m with Pas- tor Brian Hotaling officiating. There will be a reception im- mediately following the ser- vice in the fellowship hall of the church. Burial services will be held at a later date at the fami- ly cemetery in Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contribu- tions may be made to Citizens Fire Company, P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414; Charles Town Baptist Church, 222 South Mildred Street, Charles Town, WV 25414; or, to Hospice of the Panhan- dle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kear- neysville, WV 25430. PAID MEMORIAL Norval E. Rawlings Norval E. Rawlings, 88, of Ocala, FL passed away "on February 3, 2018 in Ocala. He was born in Keyser, W. VA on November 4, 1929. He was a Ministerial Pastor and was a retired Accountant. He was a US Army veteran of Korea. He moved to the Oca- la area in 2004 from Charles Town, W.VA. He was a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason in Martinsburg, W.VA and ac- tive in various other Mason- ic organizations. A past pa- tron of Shepherdstown Order of the Eastern Star in Shep- herdstown, W.VA. He was a member of the Timber Ridge Community Church, Dunnel- Ion, FL. A memorial service and private burial will take place at a later date. Roberts Bruce West Funeral Home made the arrangements To leave condolences: robertsfuneral- homes.com PAID MEMORIAL Patti Slifer Jenkins Patti Slifer Jenkins, 76, of Kearneysville, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2018. She was born on October 19, 1941 in Middletown, MD, the daughter of the late Fran- ces and Wilmer Slifer. She was a member of Bethesda United Method- ist Church at Molers Cross- roads, WV. Patti operated an antique trunk business out of her home for many years and also owned and operated the Beach Break Tanning Sa- lon in Shepherdstown for 14 years before retirement. She is survived by her lov- ing husband of 58 years, Sid- ney; one son, Christopher L. Jenkins and wife, Brenda; two grandsons, Westley Jen- kins and wife, Bena and Ty- ler Jenkins, US Marine Corp- 29 Palms, CA; great grand- daughters, Jacqueline and Eden and nephew, Kevin Slifer and wife, Tammy. She was preceded in death by one brother, Rudy Slifer of Middletown, MD. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memori- als may be made to Bethes- da United Methodist Church, 3415 Keameysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles- spencerfuneralhome.com PAID MEMORIAL Lucille E. Kemp Washington Lucille E. Kemp Wash- ington, 74, of Charles Town, WV, entered eternal rest on Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. Fairfax Blvd. Charles Town / Ranson Full Service Funerals & Cremations J.B. Barr Licensee-in-Charge Family Owned since 1889 www.mtstrider.com Friday, February 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born on July 28, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Al- len Kemp and Mrs. Frances Kemp. She is survived by a sister, Ruby Banjoman, two broth- ers, Joseph and David, two children Roy Denny Ban- joman, Jr. and Francesca C. Banjoman, five grandchil- dren, five great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and special friends, Betty Pearson and Rev. Jackie Dorsey. She was preceded in death by daughter, Tracey Ban- joman, sister, Barbara Jane Hester and brother, Bobby Kemp, Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, Febru- ary 9, 2018 at Eackles-Spen- cer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Pleas- ant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, WV. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles- spencerfuneralhome.com PAID MEMORIAL two grandchildren, Alivia and Blake Taylor; one sister, Elaine Boucher, one brother, i Paul Demers and wife, Mag-i gie, several nieces and neph- ews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV with Fr. John Led- ford as the Celebrant, assisted by Deacon David Galvin. Interment will be in St. Pe- ters Cemetery in Harpers Fer- ry, WV. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eacklesS spencerfuneralhome.com PAID MEMORIAL Arthur Philippe Demers Arthur Philippe Demers, 60, of Harpers Ferry, WV, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Born October 2, 1957 in St. Johnsbury, VT, he was the son of Jeanine Fontaine De- mers and the late Philippe Demers. He was a member of the St. James the Greater Catholic Church. He was in the US Army Guard and a Marine Veteran over a 20 year span. He was stationed in Belgium, Afri- ca and Okinawa, Japan. Fol- lowing military retirement he was a correctional officer at MCI in Hagerstown, MD. He was also employed by Mav- erick Transportation. Art was an avid animal lover and enjoyed activities with the children. As his boys grew, he was involved with the Boys Scouts and coach- ing baseball. His family val- ues were deeply rooted. In addition to his mother, Jeanine, he is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Re- becca Karn Demers, at home; one daughter, Shannon Tay- lor of Hagerstown, MD; three sons, Kasie Demers, Lako- ta Demers and Hunter Dem- ers, all of Harpers Ferry, WV; Nathan James i Staubs , Nathan James Staubs, 26,' of Shepherdstown, passed' away on Thursday, February 1,2018. Born March 2, 1991 in Waynesboro, PA, he is the son of the R. Renee Snydef and Raymond M. Staubs, Jr." He was a member of St'.' Agnes Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Amber Gail Staubs; one daughter, Gracelyn Keyes, and her mother Brittany; one brother, Matthew Staubs; one sister, Chloe Snyder; grand- mother, Rosemary Dun-; can; grandfather, Raymond: Staubs, Sr.; step-grandmoth-: er, Des Staubs, two nephews l James and Bentley Staubs. -' He was preceded in death by his sister, Jaimie Nichole; Staubs; grandfather, James: Duncan; grandmother, Lou-: ise Staubs; great-grand par- ents, Dr. Anthony Bodola and Mary Bodola. Family will receive friends. on Thursday, February 8,: 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m4 and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Ag-7 nes Catholic Church, Shep-' herdstown. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb- mary 9, 2018 at 12 Noon atI St. Agnes Catholic Church. with Rev. T. Mathew Rowgh! celebrant. Interment prayersl will be said at Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Church will be open at 11 a.m. on Friday for viewing prior to services. Arrangements by Broww Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuner- alHomesWV.com PAID MEMORIAL Since 1918 EACKLES-SPENCER & NORTON FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated Rte. 340 at Halltown Rd. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry West Virginia Alan H. Norton Robert L. Spencer (Ucensee) (Ucensee-ln-Charge) 304.724.6500 www'eackles-spencerfuneralh me'c m " ' [