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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Obituaries PAGE A7 Kenneth 'Ken' Wayne Bennett Kenneth "Ken" Wayne Ben- nett, 73, of Charles Town, passed away Mon- day, Feb. 13, 2012 at his residence. Born July 23, 1938 in Circleville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Warren Ben- nett and Gladys Hartman Ben- nett. He was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by one sister, Charlotte Bennett of Charles Town; one brother, Orlando "Dec" Bennett of Annapolis, Md.; three aunts, Eva Propst, Avis Thompson and Doris Ko- law; one nephew, Kevin Ben- nett; four great nephews and two great greit nephews. He is also survived by best friends, Peggy LaGray, Ron Cohen and Cliff Sanforth. He was preceded in death his nephew, David Bennett and three uncles. A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, Baltimore, Md. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Bal- timore, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403. Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneral- home .com. Betty L. Maphis Betty L. Maphis, 80, of Shenandoah Junction, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Shenandoah Center, Charles Town. Born July 18, 1931 in Jeffer- son County, she was the daugh- ter of the late Gilbert Everett Frye and Edna A. (Griffith) Frye. In addition to her husband Virgil L. Maphis. she was pre- ceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Maphis. She retired as owner and operator, along with her hus- band, of the Blue Ridge View Orchard. She was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church where she taught Sun- day school. She was a gradu- ate of Shepherdstown High School. She was a member of the Jefferson County Demo- cratic Executive Committee. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Kelley and husband, Bill, of Martins- burg, and Barbara Gail Meyers and husband, Andy, of Shenan- doah Junction; one son, Kev- in S. Maphis and wife, Melo- dy, of Greenville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Amanda Mey- ers and Daniel Meyers; and one great-grandchild, Sean Thomas Meyers. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Melvin T. Strider Co- lonial Funeral Home. Charles Town, with the Rev. John Bethard officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant View Mem- ory Gardens, Martinsburg. Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.mtstrider. com. Memorial contributions can be made to Shepherdstown Fire Company, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown. WV 25443 or Charles Town Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 89, Charles Town, WV 25414. pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Wilbur Paul Chidester Alfred tt. Scott Sr. Wilbur Paul Chidester, 87, of Harpers Ferry, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at his daughter's residence. Born Oct. 26, 1924, in Newburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jay Clarence and Annie Larew Chidester. He was a member of the Charles Town Baptist Church. He was a retired hill super- visor for CSX Railroad and a member of the Rowlesburg Lodge No. 165 A.F & A.M. for over fifty years. He had been a lay speaker in the United Meth- odist Church of Rowlesburg, sang in a men's chorus and "The Lord's Four" gospel quar- tette, and taught the Young at Heart Sunday school class at Charles Town Baptist Church. He is survived by his daugh- ter, Peggy Paulette Young and husband, Michael, of Harp- ers Ferry; one grandson, Dan- iel Michael Young, of Harpers Ferry; one brother, George W. Chidester, of South Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Betty, in 2010; four sisters and five brothers. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Fu- neral Home. The Rev. Brian Hotaling officiated. Interment will be in Mary's Chapel Cem- etery in Philippi. W.Va. Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obitu- ary at www.eackles-spencerfu- Alfred H. Scott Sr.. 82, of Charles Town, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Shenandoah Center, Charles Town. Born Sept. 21. 1929, in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of Clarence Scott and Lou- ise (Thomas) Scott. He was a profession- al horse groomer throughout the United States. He was a member of Zion Bap- tist Church. He served in the U.S. Army dur- ing the Korean Conflict. He is survived by three daugh- ters: Stephanie G. Scott, Alison Edwards and husband, David Jr., all of Charles Town, and Melissa Nelson and fiance, John Young, of Maryland: four sons: Alfred H Scott Jr., and wife, Donita, of Charles Town, Steven Scott and wife, Barbara, of Ransom Mark Scott. of Hagerstown, Md., and Phillip Scott and wife, LaRae, of New York, N.Y." 20 grandchil- dren; 22 great- grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette Thornton, of Lees- burg, Va.; one brother, W'dliam Scott. of Fredericksburg, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents,he was preceded in death by his grandson, Steven Scott Jr.; three sisters: Lil- lian Myers,Elsie Scott and Frances Jackson: and two brothers: Joseph Scott and Newman Scott. Services were held Wednes- day, Feb. 22, 2012, at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Charles Town, with Bishop Charles Cummings Jr. officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Garden, Mattinsburg. Condolences may be expressed at Quality Service Award recipient announced at City Hospital SUBMITTED PHOTO City Hospital's January (uality Service Award winner Justin Northcraft (center) is pictured with Anthony Zelenka, chief ad- ministrative officer (left) and Steve Canby (right), director of safety and security. Justin Northcraft was recent- ly named City Hospital's Qual- ity Service Award winner for January 2012. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee se- lects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Northcraft, a security officer, was nominated by his manager, Steve Canby, for his recent he- roic efforts to assist an uncon- scious male fennel on the hos- pital grounds. Canby wrote, "At approxi- mately 2:35 am, Security re- ceived a call regarding a male lying outside the north employ- ee door. Justin Northcraft and Archie Houck, a newly hired guard still in orientation, re- sponded and were the first to ar- rive on the scene. Justin found a male unconscious and in car- diac arrest. He called for assis- tance and started CPR which he continued until the Code Blue staff arrived." Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipi- ent includes: demonstrating a consistently high level of pro- ductivity and quality of work along with a high degree of ini- tiative m performing work re- sponsibilities, displaying ex- ceptional dependability, ex- hibiting effective relationships with others, displaying a com- mitment to service and serving the City Hospital community, and meeting the criteria for the WVUH-East mission, vision and values. Pediatrician joins Harpers Ferry Family Medicine Jane Holt, DO, has joined the medical practice of Harpers Fer- ry Family Medicine as a pediatri- cian. She is also an active mem- ber of the medical staff at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Dr. "Holt graduat- ed from the WV School of Ostee- Dr. Jane Holt, DO pathic Medi- cine in Lewisburg. She complet- ed a residency in pediatrics at WVU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics in Morgantown. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in biol- ogy from Emery and Henry College in Emery, Va. In addition to patient care services, Dr. Holt will help to train resident physicians and medical students as an assis- tant professor for the WVU Department of Family Medi- cine, Eastern Division. Harpers Ferry Family Med- icine has been serving pa- tients in Jefferson County since 1982. They provide a full range of adult and pedi- atric care services. Dr. Holt is one of three pediatricians on staff. Harpers Ferry Family LET US HELP! We Buy Estates Such as: Atlques Feraitere Ool.s Oolleotlblee Ous A.d other Thi.g$ a.d tuff... Q - I have dnging in my ears. Will headng aids make it worse? A- The majority of our patients experience some relief from the ringing (tinnitus) when wear- ing their hearing aids. Hearing aids do not cure tinnitus, but can help make it more manageable when wearing their hearing aids. What are our patients saying about us? Hearing Testing "Your staff is very professional and patient with B alanee/Dizziness Test questions and concerns". -George S. Hoover Babies to Seniors Tinnitus Testing Hearing Aids AUDIOLOGY HEARING IICARE ISERVICES "Sound Advice and Caring Service Since 1996" Martinsburg Charles Town 304-264-8884 304-728-6763 Medicine and its providers are committed to providing Uni- versity-quality and accessible health services to all. They participate with most commer- cial insurances and will bill insurance for their patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Holt. or another phy- sician at Harpers Ferry Fami- ly Medicine, please call 304- 535-6343. Since1918 EACKLES-SPENCER & NORTON FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated Rte. 340 at Halltown RO. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry West Virginia Alan H. Norton Robert L. Spencer (Licensee) (U censee-In -Charge) 304.724.6500 WWW.( Ranson, WV 25438 Phone: 304-725-5321 Fax: 304-725-4767 Robert C. Fields. LIC I Elizabeth K. 'Libba' Wysong Elizabeth K. "Libba" Wysong, 88. of Charles Town, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Shenandoah Health Village Center, Charles Town. Born Feb. 27, 1923 in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late George Kearsley Wy- song and Judith B. (Thomas) Wysong. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lily S. Cain. During World War lI, she was a secretary at the Pentagon. Later she was employed at Newton D. Bak- er and Victor Products. For over 40 years, she had been a secretary at Halltown Paperboard." She was a lifelong member of Zion Episco- pal Church where she taught Sun- day school and had been a member of the Altar Guild. She graduated from Charles Town High School, class of 1941. She volunteered at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ran- son. She was a member of the The- ater Guild at The Old  House, Jefferson County Garden Club, Tuesday Bridge Club and the Jef- ferson County Historical Society. ; She is survived by two sis- ters, Frances Keyser, of Martins- burg, and Judith Corer, of Vir; ginia Beach, Va.; two brothers; George K. "Buckshot" Wysong and wife, Marianne, of Bethle: hem, Pa., and Willam S. "Bill'" Wysong and wife, Hazel, of Nexv Milton; and several nieces, neph-' ews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great= nephews. Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 20121 at Zion Episcopal Church,' Charles Town. The Rev. Mela: nie McCarley officiated. Interment was in Zior churchyard. Condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, memoria contributions may be made to Ziod Episcopal Church, 221 E. Wash- ington St., Charles Town, WV 25414 or Animal Welfare Societ3{ of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 147; Charles Town, WV 25414. City Hospital names! Da" Awd i lsy ar w nner SUBMITTED PHOTO" Diane Turner, City Hospital's fourth quarter recipient of thel DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, is shown receiving her award from hospital officials at a recent ceremony. From left, Oncology Nurse Manager Terry Reser, Turner, and Donna: Clews, vice president of patient care services. MARTINSBURG CityHos- pital's Nurse Work Life Council named Diane Turner, LPN, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter 2011. Turner, a nurse on the sec- ond flood oncology unit at City Hospital, was presented the award during a recent ceremo- ny at the hospital. She received a certificate along with a sculp- ture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY award was estab- lished nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurs- es perform every day. Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospi- tal are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award. The WVUH-East awards are be- ing sponsored by the City Hospi- tal Foundation and the Jeffersorr Health Care Foundation. The not-for-profit DAIS Foundation is based in Glen El:: len, CA and was established b family members in memory of Jr Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from com- plications of Idiopathic Thrombo cytopenic Purpura (ITP), an au: to-immune disease. The care Pats rick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this umque means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their pa 2 tients and patient families. Very Tasteful ST Floral Tributes '   CiP, 122 East German Street Shepherdstown, WV 25443 304-876-3344 Doug Hutzdl - Designer Tim V.Ze.o- Designer 304-728-3133 : : ::i ' i ,ii . Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. 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