THELMA C. SHAFFER
Thelma Catherine Shaffer, 65, Maugansville, formerly of Garrett County, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at her home.
Born Feb. 24, 1934, in Deer Park, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Luther Walter Sr. and Rachel Elizabeth (Schmidt) Walter. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lula Walter, and three brothers, Frederick L. Walter Jr., Arthur Walter, and Herman Walter.
She was a former employee of Englanderís Pharmacy in Oakland, and was later employed with Food Fair in Hagerstown. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Womenís Auxiliary, Ladies of the Elks No. 378, and Woodmen of the World. She was also a life member of VFW Post 7234 Ladies Auxiliary in Ocean View, Del.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Wade C. Shaffer; one daughter, Sheree S. Rummel, Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy M. Simpson, Mtn. Lake Park; and two grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown, where a service was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison officiating. Interment was in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.
The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to Otterbein United Methodist Church Building Fund, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
LOLA M. LICHTY
Lola Mildred Lichty, 86, Baltimore, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Baltimore.
Born June 27, 1913, in Terra Alta, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth (DeBerry) Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lichty; five brothers, Wayne Taylor, Clyde Taylor, Lawrence Taylor, Harold Taylor, and Ralph Taylor; and one grandson.
She and her husband lived in Loch Lynn until his death in 1968. She then moved to Baltimore County and was employed as a rural mail carrier until her retirement in 1984.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Ruth Shaffer, Baltimore; two sons, Sonny Lichty, Seattle, Wash., and Max Lichty, Baltimore; two sisters, Lillian Welch and Mabel Frost, both of Baltimore; one brother, Howard 'Red' Taylor, Cumberland; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
DENZIL H. WILBURN
Denzil Howard 'Boy' Wilburn, 75, Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Jennings, he was a son of the late John and Ada (Hoover) Wilburn. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia.
He was a member of the Jennings Church of God and was a coal miner.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Elizabeth (Hoover) Wilburn; two sons, Denzil H. Wilburn Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., and Ricky D. Wilburn, Grantsville; three daughters, Norma Moyers, Bruceton Mills, W.Va., and Delores J. Tilgner and Kathy A. Wilt, both of Grantsville; one brother, Elmer Wilburn, Accident; two sisters, Verna Emerick, Ridgeley, W.Va., and Edith Riley, Sandusky, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted Monday, Jan. 3, with the Rev. George Plants officiating. Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery.
JOHN H. PARKER
John H. Parker Sr., 89, West Mifflin, Pa., formerly of Silver Spring, and a longtime resident of Oakland, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in West Mifflin.
He was born Feb. 18, 1910, in Elwood City, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Mae (Iveston) Parker.
He was a member of the Kensington Lodge 198 F&AM.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet A. (Parker) Miller, West Mifflin; one son, Jack Parker, New Market and Deep Creek Lake; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Munhall, Pa. A private funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 28. Interment will be at a later date.
HELEN M. LOHMAN
Helen Mae Lohman, 81, Winchester, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Fredericksburg Nursing Home, Fredericksburg, Va.
Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Friendsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Rhuie (Frazee) Humberson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lohman, in 1990.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Sand Spring Church of God, Friendsville.
Survivors include three sons, Larry H. Lohman, Spotsylvania, Va., Fred M. Lohman, Tucson, Ariz., and Jack A. Lohman, Burke, Va.; three half-brothers, Harold Humberson and Ward Humberson, both of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Reuben Humberson, Patterson Creek, W.Va.; four half-sisters, Ramona Campbell, Goose Creek, S.C., Emogene Farthing, Columbus, Ohio, Virginia Pomplas, Markleysburg, Pa., and Lavona Shaheen, Friendsville; two stepbrothers, Charles Thomas and George Thomas, both of Friendsville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville. A service was conducted Monday, Jan. 3, at the Sand Spring Church of God, with the Rev. Mark Lawson officiating. Interment was in the Humberson Cemetery, Friendsville.
KENESAW M. LANDIS
Kenesaw Mountain 'Kenny' Landis, 71, Deer Park, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the home of his sister in Glen Burnie.
Born Sept. 5, 1928, in Deer Park, he was the son of the late Elvin and Mamie F. (Wright) Landis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy C. (Shrump) Mills Landis.
He was a retired mechanic and welder and worked for the Baltimore Car and Truck Rental.
Survivors include his sister, Christine Weber, Glen Burnie, and numerous other relatives.
The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of arrangements, which were private.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Hospice of Chesapeake, 8424, Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
IRVEN A. LILLER
Irven A. 'Ebb' Liller, 79, Waverly, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the Pike Community Hospital, Waverly.
Born Dec. 15, 1920, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Errice O. and Mary Belle (Moon) Liller. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy L. (Kiser) Liller; one stepdaughter, Delores Darst; one sister, Ruth Liller; three brothers, Max Liller, Elmer Liller, and Delbert Liller; and one great-grandson.
He was a retired owner/operator of the Sundown Motel in Alma, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his former wife, Eleanor J. Zimmerman, Oakland; four children from his first marriage, Carolyn Riley, Oakland, Delbert Liller, and Larry Liller, all of Oakland, and Douglas Liller, Gillette, Wyo.; one daughter from his second marriage, Lisa Howard, Waverly; three brothers, Clyde Liller, Robert Liller, and Ralph 'Gene' Liller, all of Oakland; three sisters, Clara Weeks, Cindy Shaffer, and Bertha Thayer, all of Oakland; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren from his first marriage; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren from his second marriage.
Friends were received at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, where a service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 2, with the Rev. John Hocker and the Rev. Walter Dawson officiating. Interment was in the Omega (Ohio) Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to the donorís local volunteer fire department or rescue squad.
JOHN G. BUCKEL
John Glenn Buckel, 37, Frostburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home.
Born April 17, 1962, in Oakland, he was a son of Kenneth and Harriett (Glotfelty) Buckel, Grantsville.
He was a 1980 graduate of Northern Garrett High School and attended Towson State University. He was currently a graphics arts major at Frostburg State University. He was a longtime member of the Bittinger 4-H Club. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bittinger.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Larry Buckel, Oakland, and William D. Buckel, Grantsville; and one sister, Bonnie McElroy, Mount Airy.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Monday, Jan. 3.
At the request of the family, his body was cremated and his ashes will be scattered on his favorite spot on the farm where he grew up. A memorial service will be conducted at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bittinger, on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m., with Vicar Douglas Knupp officiating.
The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to the restoration of the altar painting at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bittinger.
DAVID A. BOWMAN
David A. Bowman, 63, Oakland, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born Feb. 3, 1936, in Terra Alta, W.Va., he was a son of the late J. Albert and Ethel L. (Bowser) Bowman.
He formerly attended the Deep Creek Baptist Church and worked as a sawyer for the J&J Lumber Co.
Survivors include his companion of 27 years, Emma Rumer; three daughters, Teresa A. Betch, Pasadena, Tina Hechmer, Loch Lynn, and Diana OíBrien, Swanton; one son, Joe Bowman, Oakland; three sisters, Betty Kitzmiller, Church Hill, Lena Keiser, Oakland, and Lydia Bowman, Swanton; three brothers, Clinton Bowman, Corinth, W.Va., Allen Bowman, Columbia, S.C., and Charles Bowman, Poolesville; and eight grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted Monday, Jan. 3, with the Rev. Dennis Leatherman officiating. Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
Margaret Halliday, 75, Spotsylvania, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Shaw Halliday; and one son, Dallas House, Deep Creek Lake.
A memorial service was conducted Monday, Jan. 3, at Found & Sons Funeral Home, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. John McKay officiating.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 101, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.
FLOSSIE E. FRAZEE
Flossie Edna (Sterling) Frazee, 100, Ridgeley, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at her home.
Born July 24, 1899, in Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late James William and Nora (Turney) Sterling. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Frazee, who died March 20, 1988; her stepfather, Silas Sterling; three children, Retha Jean (Frazee) Maroutsos, an infant son, and an infant daughter; two brothers, John Sterling and Clarence Sterling; and one sister, Florence (Sterling) Pratt.
She was a homemaker and attended Central Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Audrey P. (Frazee) DeWitt, Ridgeley; one sister, Helen (Sterling) Peterson, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Friends were received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, where a service was conducted Saturday, Jan. 1, with the Rev. David Diehl officiating. Interment was in St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery, Accident.