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2 IN MEMORIAM SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE --- THURSDAY, JULY 14. 1988 I MRS. GRACE WARRENFELTZ Services were conducted Wednes- day morning from Charles Town Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Grace R. Warrenfeltz, 74, of 401 North Samuel Street, Charles Town, who died Saturday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Rev. Charles Klo(z- berger officiated, burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Born February 25, 1914, in Lumber- ton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Martin B. and Virginia L. Robbins. A retired college professor and business woman, she taught in the public schools in New Bern, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem, N.C., and in the graduate school of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and at Shepherd College, Shepberdstown. She received her B.A. degree from Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C., her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was the former owner and operator of Peoples Supply Company of Charles Town. She was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder, teacher of an adult Sunday School class, and as co-chairman of the church organ committee. She was a member of the board of directors of the Old Opera House, Charles Town; a member of the Shenandoah Garden Club, and a member of the Millbmok Symphony Orchestra Build of Shepherdstown: Her husband, Joseph Warrenfeltz, died April 1, 1972. She is survived by two sons, Stanley Warrenfeltz, Lockhart, Texas, and Alan Warrenfeltz, Charlotte, N.C.; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert Campbell, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and four brothers, M. B. Robbins, Clear- water, Fla., Charles Robbins, Sum- mervflle, S.C., William Robbins, Kan- sas City, Kansas, and Robert Robbins, Panama City, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Socie- ty, care of Mrs. Glenda Pierce, Blakeley Bank and Trust Company, Ranson, W. Va. 25438, of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Charles Town, W. Va. 25414. MARY WHITTINGTON Services were conducted Wednes- day morning from the Brown Funeral ', Home, Martinsburg, for Mrs. Mary ', Elizabeth Whittington, 69, Swan Pond, :. Berkeley County, who died Sunday in MartinsburCity Hospital. The Rev. Richard Kraal1 and the Rev. John Dailey officiated, burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. Born October 23, 1918, in Berkeley County, a daughter of the late Isaac J. and Ada E, Kisner Krouse, she was a member of the Fairview Homemakers Club, and a former leader of the Swan Pond Happy Workers 4-H Club. She was a member of Otterbein "United Methodist Church and of the Gruver Sunday School Class of the church and a former chairwoman of the hospitality committee of the , church. . She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce T. Whittington, January 13, 1988, and by a sister, Madeline Talbott. She is survived by a son, Taylor Whittington, Martinsburg; three daughters, Helen Moler and Mary Mansfield, both of Martinsburg, and Ann Swope, Shepherdstown; five. grandchildren; a brother, Donald Krouse, Back Creek Valley; three sisters, Barbara Ausherman, Mar- tinsburg, Joyce Hammond, Deltona, Fla., and Gienda Glammeyer, Lovett- sville, Va. Memorial contributions may be i made to Otterbein United Methodist church, Martinsburg. t :: DANIEL W. WHARTON Services will be conducted this :" (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ran- son, for Daniel Wade Wharton, 74, of 109 East Congress Street, Charles Town, who died Tuesday in Je:ferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate, burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Born January 31, 1914, in Mar- tinsburg, a son of the late John William and Margaret Catherine Wilbure Wharton, he was employed with Peoples Supply of Charles Town and was a member of Charles Town Bap- tist Church. His wife, Edna Mac Wharton, died in 1964. He is survived by a son, .Robert Eugene Wharton, Bossier City, La.; a step-daughter, Flora Bell Price, at the home; two sisters, Martha Rudolph, Charles Town,,and Edna Jenkins, Ranson; and one grandson. MRS. HELEN PEARSON Services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Walker Funeral Home, Columbus, N.C., for Mrs. Helen Boomer Pearson, 73, formerly of Harpers Ferry, who died last Saturday in Columbus. Graveside services will be conducted at a later dateat Plea- sant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Born April 1, 1914, in Hyde County, N.C., a daughter of the late Henry C. Boomer and Inn Benson Boomer, she preceded in death by her husband, Norman R. Pearson. Her only survivor is a sister, Mrs. rady Swain, Columbus, N.C. CHARLES H. MENEAR Services were conducted Saturday, July 2, at Reedstrom's Northtown Funeral Home, Blaine, Minn., for Charles Henry Menear, 62, who died Tuesday, June 28. A nephew, Pastor Richm;d Menear, officiated, burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, Min- neapolis, Minn. Born April Ii, 1926, in Preston Coun- ty, W. Va., he was a son of the late Carl and Lydia Price Menear, former residents of Albright and Summit Point, W. Va. He graudated from Kingwood High School in 1944, and was retired from the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis. He was a veteran of World War It, serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre of War. He is survived by his wife, Melva McAllen Menear, at the home; three sons, Randy Menear, Edina, Minn., Kenneth Menear, Virginia Beach, Va., and Glenn Menear, Litchfield, Minn.; a daughter, Dianne Menear, Cottage Grove, Minn.; four grandchildren; a sister, Edith Menear Glassford,Sum- mit Point; and four brothers, Clarence Menear, Hingwood, Raymond Menear, Masontown, W. Va., Walter Menear, Kinston, N.C., and Daniel Menear, Baltimore, Md. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Menear. MRS. EVELYN F. CLOUD Services will be conducted Thursday (this) afternoon at 2:30 from the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, for Mrs. Evelyn F. Cloud, 71, of Route 2, Martinsb0rg, who died Sunday in Care Haven Nursing Home. The Rev. Edwin M. Wray will officiate, burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Born March 5, 1917, m Capon Bridge, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Poland Whitacre. She retired in 1947 from Perfection Garment Company after 43 years of service. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, a member of the City Hospital Auxiliary and of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Cloud. She is survived by a son, Edgar R. Via, Jr., Gastonia, N.C.; two grand- children; and a sister, Irma McCoy, Williamsport, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's U.M. Church or to the G.R.H.S Hospice of the Panhandle, P.O. Box 1418, Martinsburg, W. Va. HOWARD M. ROPER Services were conducted Monday morning from Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, for Howard Hummert Roper, 67, of 112 West 5th Avenue, Ranson, who died last Friday at Mar- tinsburg V.A. Medical Center. The Rev. David Bicking and the Rev. William Kercheval officiated, burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Ar- rangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Born January 31, 1921, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Bertha Hummert Roper. A member of the Zion Episcopal Church of Charles Town, he was also a member of the American Associa- tion of Retired Persons. He was associated with the Ranson Feed and Seed Company, and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army and was also a prisoner of war. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie E. Roper, January 16, 1988. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. [Nancy Kercheval, Smithsburg, Md.,'Mrs. Jean Meredith and Mrs. Ellen McDonough, both of Ranson; two sons, Steve Roper, Kearneysville, and David A. Roper, New York City; 10 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. l_let Alger and Mrs. Edna Widmyer, both of Charles Town; and one brother, Cletus Roper, Baltimore, Md. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Pearl and Elsie Mit- chell, and by four brothers, Franklin, Chester, Pershing and Ollie Roper. Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, or to Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town. MRS. OREL G. COX Graveside services were conducted Tuesday morning at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, for Mrs. Orel Gray Cox, 69, of Route 2, Harpers Ferry, who died Saturday in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D,C. Conducting the ser- vice was Bob Wilkenson, ar- rangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Born October 9, 1918, in Rich Creek, Va., she was a daughter of the late Newton and Marie G. Harmon Blankenship. Of the Protestant faith, she retired in 1963 as a cafeteria supervisor at Fort Meade, Md., and was a member of the AM MG Association. She is survived by her hsuband, Richard E. Cox, Charles Town, a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Winne, Shan- nondale, Harpers Ferry; a son, Riley S. Bonds, Kenewick, Washington; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irene Dunn, Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, Charles Town, and Janet Bean, Ridgeley, W. Va. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dee Wilkinson, and by two brothers, Daultie and McKinley Blankenship. MRS. DELLA J. PHILLIPS Services were conducted Monday morning from the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, for Mrs. Della Juanita "Polly" Phillips, 61, of Yarrowsburg, Md., who died last Thursday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Alfred P. Collins of- ficiated, burial was in the Old Brethren Cemetery, Brownsville, Md. Born May 21, 1927, in Bakerton, a daughter of Charlotte Knight Allen of Martinsburg and the late Guy D. Allen, she was of the Protestant faith, and a retired cook with Hilltop House in Harpers Ferry. She is survived by her mother; by her husband, Franklin C. Phillips, at the home; two daughters, Pat and Mary Lou Phillips, at the home; a son, Terry Phillips, Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Frances House, Dargan, Md.; a brother, Charles Allen, Mar- tinsburg; and four grandchildren. MRS. LUCINDA BARNETT Services were conducted Saturday morning from Zion Baptist Church, Berryville, Va., for Mrs. Lucinda Lip- pkins Barnett, 90, of Woodbine Nurs- ing Home, Alexandria, Va., a former resident of Clarke County, Va., who died Sunday, July 3, in Arlington Hospital Center. The Rev. Rudolph White officiated, burial was in Milton Valley Cemetery, Berryville. Mrs. Barnett was born December 9, 1897, in Berryville, the daughter of Julius and Fannie Byrd Lippkins. She had been a domestic. She was married to Frederick Douglas Barnett. Surviving are two sisters. Mildred Gilbert of Charles Town, and Julia Scott of Washington: a grandson, Joseph Barnett, Jr., of Alexandria, with whom she lived; and a great- grandson. A son, Joseph Barnett, Sr., is deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to Barnett Memorial Fund, c/o Joseph Barnett, Jr., 26 Canterbury Square, Unite 201, Alexandria, Va. 22304. MRS. MARY L. CONWAY Memorial services were conducted Wednesday morning at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg, Pa., for Mrs. Mary Lou Conway, 51, formerly of Harpers Ferry, who died Monday at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fair- fax, Va. Arrangements were by the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. Born April 17, 1937, in Pittston, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Zalonis Kozischek, she was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Milton and Cara Conway, both of Herndon; three sons, Marry Con- way, richmond, Va., Lincoln Conway, Bakerton, and Chris Conway, Shepherdstown; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Albert Kozischek, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Charles Kozischek, Easton, Pa. LESTER W. CROSS Funeral services were conducted. Sunday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va., for tester Willard Cross, 33, of Ranson. who died Tuesday, July 5, in a work- related accident at Loudoun Quarries near Herndon, Va. The Rev. J. Ran- dy Elrod officiated, burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va. Born August 20, 1954, in Leesburg, Va., a son of Evelyn Virts Cross Pierce and Robert Cross, he had been employed with Loudoun Quarries for the past two years. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Grayson Pierce, Jr., and Evelyn Virts Pierce, Middleburg, Va.; his wife, Mary Russell Cross, and a daughter, Jessica Marie Cross, both at the home; a brother, Grayson Pierce, Jr., and two sisters, Diane Pierce and Lisa Ann Pierce, all of Middleburg, Va. I Ill I I I I iH United Vtta!:l EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Since 1918 ROBERT L. SPENCER FUNERAL DIRECTOR Pre-Arrangement Plans Available A Member of The National Funeral Directorn Asdation Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 535"6500 MRS. MARGARET I..H E RFOR D Services were'onducted last Satur- day afternoon at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Charles Town, for Mrs. Margaret L. Rutherford, 72, of 104 Shutter Street, Charles Town, who died last Thursday at the home. The Rev. David Bicking officiated and in- terment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Born January 21, 1916, in Charles Town, she was a daughter of the late Sid and Margaret Washington Taylor. She was a member of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, and was retired after many years of service with the Elite Cleaners of Charles Town. Her husband, George Rutherford, died May 5, 1985. She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine R. Johnson, Hyattsville, Md., and Margaret Johnson, Charles Town; two sons, Dr. George H. Rutherford, Jr., Capitol Heights, Md., and Morrisey Bryant, Sterling, Va.; ten grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary T. Brown, Washington, D.C., and Bessie Good, Charles Town. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Washington, and a brother, Kenneth Green. LESTER MICHAEL Services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, for Lester "Sheeny" Michael, 76, of Route 4, Berkeley Springs, who died last Thursday at Martinsburg V.A. Medical Center. The Rev. Henry Fisher and the Rev. Frances Dailey of- ficiated, burial was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. Born February 29, 1912, in Morgan County, a son of the late James and Laura Myers Michael, he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 60, V.F.W. Post 4019 and Council 117, Junior Order of United American Mechanics. His employment included associa- tion with the former Interwoven Mills and with the Londontown Manufactur- ing Company from which he retired. He was a veteran of World War II, ser- ving in the U.S. Navy, His first wife, Arizona Yost Michael, died in 1983. He was survived by his second wife, Flossie Farris Smith Michael, "at the home; two stepdaughters, Mary N. Golden, Berkeley Springs, and Dee Aulabaugh, Shepherdstown; two brothers, Robert Michael, Berkeley Springs, and Bernard Michael, St. Augustine, Fla. ; five step- grandchildren and five step-great- grandchildren. Garden Club Projects Corn Mrs. Ruth Brown, director of the Shepherdstown Day 1 mires the efforts of the Potomac Garden Club arranged for beautification of the grounds surrounding ter. The Shepherdstown Post Office was the tar Potomac Garden Club this summer. Postmaster shown standing among the new boxwoods placed club. Two major landscaping projects, focusing on beautification of the com- munity, were completed this summer by the Potomac Garden Club of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In 1982 the club adopted the Shepherdstown Day Care Center as a service project. Using money raised from its annual December greens sale and other fund-raising activities, the Potomac Garden Club arranged for the planting of shrubs, trees, and flowers at the Day Care Center. A rais- Bids To Board tary; and Denise Burns, also of South Jefferson Elementary. Sixnew teachers were employed -- Joan A. Kosnosky, and Jo Ellen Malcolm, learning disabilities; Betty L. Gainer, Page Jackson Elementary teacher; Karen B. Schnably and Franklin O. Turner, Ranson Elemen- tary teachers, and Ellen J. Chapman, general science teacher, Harpers Ferry Junior High. Rebecca J. Willingham was approv- ed as a head teacher at South Jeffer- son Elementary; Douglas Perks resigned as social studies department head at Jefferson High; and three teachers, Iona G. Webster, Sandra L. Jones and Laura J. Sexton, were transferred within the systen% There were two coaching appoint- ments, David C. Pugh, cross country coach at Jefferson High, and Robert J. Rizzo, assistant football coach at Shepherdstown Junior High. In supporting services, the retire- ment of maintenance foreman James R. Potts, Jr., was accepted, and three were hired -- Marsha Jane Brown. secretary, Jefferson High; Sherry E. Chambers, cook; and Willie Mac Oliver, custodian, Shepherdstown Elementary. The Jefferson County Board of Education, which plans to purchase six portable classrooms for use this coming 1988-89 school term, opened seven bids for the classrooms at its regular bi-monthly session Monday evening. The amount of the bids was not an- nounced. Instead, they will be scrutinized before a definite decision is reached. For the most part, Monday's meeting was confined to personnel actions. On the professional level, six resignations were received, three of them due to retirement. One of these was Dixie D. Ruby, home economics teacher at Jefferson High School, who proferred refreshments to the board (meeting at the high school) prior to the regular meeting. The second retirement was Henry J. Kramer, a math teacher at Jefferson High, the third, elementary teacher Mary R. Kline, from Page Jackson. Other resignations included Stephanie J. Silvis, learning disabiliUes teacher at Jefferson High; Jennifer L. Turney, speech-language pathologist at South Jefferson Elemen- ed plant bed waS children to grow vegetables. In project, evergreens were [ Farms Nursery- by Jeff Derr of the Brow, director o[ Day Care Center,' beautification that the by the Day the focus of beautification Garden Farms Nursery tol boxwood plants ckse to the beds were planted in design of the are being personnel. postmaster, members for their office Krounds. The by ford Koonce Charles Town of Shepherdsto " iiiii " ,i,  i JEFFERSON COUNTY MONUMENT SALES GRANITE - IIIO.NZ( . M,IBLIE - PLAOUIE$ - VASES CEMETE.Y ENGRAVIN( SEIVICIE r ............. :,No Overhead Compare Our Prices i Service The Tri-State Area J, THOMAS DAILIEY 304/$35-2278 HARPIEIS FERRY. W VA, .5425 ii i ii i when nothiog is good Perfect Gra [] Superb [] Custom - [] Written Guai Witl Tlt' the most im memoriM MAR1 RANITI i Cberl FIoI 109W.'