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sp .t o, F ,s O b it u a ri e s Wednesday, May 15, 2013 A9 Lois B. Smith Lois B. Smith, 66, of Charles Town, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Win- chester (Va.) Medical Cen- ter, after a 12- year fight with melanoma. Born Sept. 23, 1946, she was the daugh- ter of Charles Thomas Brewer and Lillian Virginia (Maphis) Brewer. She retired after 33 years as district manager of AmeriGas Inc. She also worked as a teach- er's aide at South Jefferson El- ementary School from 1974 to 1978. She was a member of St. Pe- ter's Lutheran Church, Shep- herdstown. She was a graduate of Charles Town High School, Class of 1964. She was married for 48 years to Robert Lee "Bob" Smith Sr. Along with her husband, she is survived by a son, Rodney Keith Smith of Charles Town; a brother, Charles Wayne Brewer of Fairfax, Va.; and four grand- children. A son, Robert Lee Smith Jr., is deceased. A funeral was held Monday at St. Peter's with the Rev. Dr. Fred A. Soltow Jr. officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson, handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Soci- ety's Jefferson County Relay For Life, c/o Patricia Ott, 145 Donald Drive, Charles Town 25414. Esta L. Lee Esta Lorraine Lee, 93, of Ranson, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Shenandoah Center, Charles Town. Born Oct. 4, 1919, in Charles Albert F. Kave Albert E Kave, 98, died at home on May 6, 2013. He was bom in Keameysville, WV on May 31, 1914 and was the son of the late George W. and Bessie Whittington Kave. Educated in Jefferson County one room elementary schools, he worked on local farms and or- chards as a youngster. Albert graduated from the new Shepherdstown High School in 1932 and atiended Shepherd Col- lege for a year while working for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P). He accepted a management position with A&P and over the next eleven years worked in Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry and than served as manager of stores in Mart'msburg and Charles Town, WV, Hag- erstown, MD, and Middletown, VA. He bought a grocery store at the comer of King Street and German Street in Shepherdstown, WV, from the Moler family in 1947 and owned it for 30 years. He served under three different mayors on the Shepherdstown Town Council for 12 years and was the last surviving founding member of the Shepherdstown Men's Club, which he helped to organize in 1945. Albert was recently elected to his 56th consecutive year ~ a director of Jefferson Security Bank. He was a life-long member of the New Street United Methodist Church and Shepherdstown Vol- unteer Fire Department. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Lucas and hus- band, Dave, of New Market, MD; one son, Albert F. Kave, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Greensburg, PA; two grandchildren, Debbi L. Murray and husband, Stephen, of Seattle, WA and Krista K. Johnston and husband, Norval, of Fisherv'llle, VA and two great grandchildren, Nathan A. Johnston and Kendra K. Johnston of FisherviUe, VA and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Wife of 67 years, Reva Ruth Souder Kave in 2005, three sisters, Mary Griffith, Annabell Moore and Bertie Gardner; and three brothers, Robert, Franklin and Oscar Kave. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the New Street United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown, WV. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harper~ Ferry, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Street United Methodist Church, EO. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obituary at MEMORIAL 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: Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. Fairfax B'lvd., Charles Town / Ranson Full Service Funerals & Cremations J.B. Ban' Licensee-in-Charge Family Owned since 1889 www, mtsbider, com Town, she was the daughter of Charles Washington Dillow and Bertie Mae (Ott) Dillow. Along with her husband, she formerly owned and op- erated the Tap Room and the Marine Room. They also owned thor- oughbred race horses. She was a member of Tri- State Baptist Church, Charles Town. Army base at Fort Clayton in present-day Panama, she was the daughter of Harry Michael Faber Sr. and Mildred Glenn Hayden Faber. She worked for more than 20 years in the seafood department at Giant supermarket. She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda M. Elswick of Broad- way, Va.; a brother; five sisters; and four grandchildren. Two other brothers, Michael Faber and Steven Faber, are de- ceased. The family plans a memorial service and private burial later. Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, is handling ar- rangements. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Her husband, Lynwood Os- borne Lee, died Jan. 6, 1990. She is survived by two Ruby M. Woodward daughters, Kaye L. Thompson Ruby Maxine Woodward, 55, and Mildred L. Boyd, both of of Charles Town, died Sunday, Ranson; two sons, Ronald L. May 6, 2013, at Jefferson Me- Lee and Richard G. "Tex" Lee, morial Hospital, Ranson. both of Charles Town; a sister, Born April 26, 1957, in Lees- Joarme Cruz of Charles Town; burg, Va., she was the daugh- eight grandchildren; and six ter of James Booten Woodward great-grandchildren, and Bertie Mae Williams Wood- Two sisters, Betty Lee Hill- ward. iard and Phyllis Kretzer, are de- She was a member of Shenan- ceased, as are a brother, Leon doah Memorial United Method- Dillow, and a grandson, ist Church, Millville. A funeral was held Tuesday at She is survived by three sons, Tri-State Baptist Church, with Thomas Woodward of Ranson, Pastor Ray Love officiating. Roy Woodward of Wileyville Burial was in Edge Hill Ceme- and Dustin Carr of Charles tery, Charles Town. Town; a sister, Sheila Robin- Melvin T. Strider Colonialson of Delaplane, Va.; a broth- Funeral Home, Ranson, handled er, Roy Woodward of Charles arrangements. Town; and three grandchildren; Memorials may be made to A funeral will be held at 2 this Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 afternoon at Eackles-Spencer Waverly Court, Martinsburg& Norton Funeral Home, 256 25403. Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry. Marsha Petersberger C.M. 'Monty' Cook Sr. Marsha Christina Faber Pe- Clyde Montgomery "Monty" tersberger, 64, of Harpers Ferry, Cook Sr., 75, of Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, his home. Ranson. Born March 2, 1938, in Born March 1, 1949, at the Charles Town, he was the son Margaret Bourne Spensley Spensley, Margaret Bourne (Williams), of Manchester, died on Tuesday, May 7 at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was the adopted daugh- ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wad- sworth Alexander W'dliams, Min- neapolis, MN. Margaret attended the Western College for Women, Oxford, OH. She was married on August 21st, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Charles "Spense" Robert Spensley. Margaret and Spense bred and raised Arabian show horses and Standardbred race horses since moving to Manchester in 1969. Her career in the show ring was highlighted by multiple champi- onships at Canadian and United States National Arabian Horse Shows. Margaret was a generous and charitable benefactor of multiple equine and social charities. She is survived by five sons, Dr. Michael Scott Spensley (Nancy Cameron Spensley), Charles Town, WV; Robert Lynn Spensley (Mary Spensley), Brighton, MI; Charles Richard Spen- sley (Laura Spensley), Saline, MI; John William Spensley (Lau- ra Ann Spensley), Ann Arbor, MI; Stephen Kent Spensley, Man- chester, MI, and ten grandchildren, Allison Cameron Spensley, Quechee, VT; Sarah Elizabeth McClimon, Saline, MI; Court- ney Bourne Spensley, Louisville, KY; Chelsea Alexandra Spen- sley, Santa Monica, CA; Patrick Benjamin Spensley, Ann Ar- bor, MI; Christopher Robert Spensley, Brighton, MI; Christina Margaret Spensley, Saline, MI; Samantha Made Spensley, Den- ver, CO; Chad Ryan Spensley, Kirksville, MO; Kaitlin Bourne Spensley, Richmond, VA. Her husband, Charles Robert Spen- sley ("Spense"; 1984), sons, Patrick Allen (1974) and David Lawrence Spensley (1957), and brother, David Scott Williams, Wayzata, MN preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to ANDRUS/JDAM, Development Office, 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 (914.965.3700); Culver Edu- cational Foundation, Culver, IN 46511 (574.842.8222); orAr- bor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (888.992.2273). . Margaret's family and friends will gather from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home in Manchester. A Healing farewell service is planned at 11 a.m. on Tuesday following a 10 a.m. visitation, at the Emanuel Unit- ed Church of Christ, 324 W Main St., Manchester, Michigan, 48148. Please sign Margaret's guestbook at www.borekjennings. com or leave a message of comfort for her family by calling 877-231-7900. MEMO~L P of Clyde Miller Cook and Mar- gie Hardy Cook. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He retired from East Al- coa Aluminum Co. in Buckey- stown, Md. He had a love for cars, espe- cially Fords, and was devoted ~:~ii@ ..................... to his church. He was married for 54 years to Barbara Staubs Cook. Along with his wife, he is sur- vived by a son, Clyde Cook Jr. of Harpers Ferry; two daugh- ters, Karen D'Angelo of Harp- ers Ferry and Judy Hammock of Ranson; a brother, Dwight Cook of Harpers Ferry; four grand- children; and a great-grandson. A funeral was held Tuesday at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Fu- neral Home, Harpers Ferry, with the Rev. B.G. Turner officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Ruth V. Dyer Ruth V. Dyer, 93, Charles Town, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson. Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Ben- nington, Kan., she was the daughter of Charles F. Vaughn and Florence Edna Doom Vaughn. She retired as a claims adjust- er with the James Greene Insur- ance Co., Raleigh, N.C. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Kansas City. She graduated from Wy- andotte High School, Kansas City. Her husband of 66 years, Alvin C. Dyer, died Feb. 22, 2007. She is survived by a daughter, Marcia Dyer Kutcher of Charles Town; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, retired Rear Admiral Donald A. Dyer, is deceased, as are two sisters and three broth- ers. Private services will be held later. A private burial is planned in Bennington. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson, is han- dling arrangements. Kay Arlene Brown Kay Arlene Brown, 54, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Born January 18, 1959 in Damascus, MD, she was the daughter of the late Julian Brown and Violet Jesse Brown. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. :-:V: :~-~::~.: Kay was a graduate of Damascus High School and worked at FINRA in Rockville, MD as a communications analyst. She lived for the outdoors, and she and Tom dedicated the weekends to hiking Harpers Ferry and enjoying the view. She also loved to visit Skyline Drive. She is survived by her loving husband, George "Tom" Brown, at home; one brother, Richard Brown of Inwood, WV; one sister, Benita Fox of Germantown, MD and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Wilson, and brother-indaw, Sonny Fox. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV, with Dr. Henry Christie officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414. Condolences to the family may be expressed at her obituary at MEMORIAL Howard Kenneth Daniels Howard Kenneth Daniels, 97, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 10, 2013. Bom May 4, 1916 in Shenandoah Junction, WV. He was the son of the late John Hendricks Daniels and Lula Mae McKee Daniels. Ken was a graduate of Shepherd- stown High School, attended Strayer College, Benjamin Franklin Business College, and George Washington University. He served in the US Army in WWII in Okinawa and the Philippines. He retired from the Department of Defense in 1973. He was pre- ceded in death in 1985, by his wife of 44 years, Frances Alberta Daniels. Ken was a devoted member of Elk Branch Presbyterian Church in Duffields, WV. After retiring, he continued to compete in table tennis tournaments and bicycling in the region. In Jefferson County, he served for several years as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and participated in the local chapter of Right to Life. He especially enjoyed hiking the Appalachian Trail with his family. He is survived by his two daughters, Catherine Whittemore and husband, Herb Whittemore; and Melissa Peroutseas and husband, Takis Peroutseas; two grandsons, Israel (Jacob) Whittemore and wife Karl Whittemore; and Zachary Whittemore; and two great- grandchildren, Maggie and Eli Whittemore. Celebration of L'ffe services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00PM at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson, WV with The Rev. Karen WtUis officiating. Graveside services will be held in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, WV. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFtmeral- MEMORIAL Robert C. Fields, LIC I