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Obituaries

Rev. Donald E. Arter, 75, passed away November 19 at Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of Sally Warrenfeltz Arter. Also surviving are children, Nathan (Misti) Arter, North Carolina, Jonathon (Bee) Arter, Thailand, Leslie (Jesse) Kiesel, York, Lee (Katie) Arter, Nottingham; siblings, Irvin (Jerri) Arter, Hanover, Janice (Robert) Beaver, New Oxford, David Laughman, Taneytown; grandchildren; and great-grandchild.

Jo Ann Bardeen, of Eldersburg, originally from Woodlawn. She is survived by daughters, Michelle Norris and Karen Harris; former son-in-law, Dennis Norris; grandchildren, Karen Rainier (Josh) Rainier, Denny Norris, Min-li (Rai) Cary; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Avett, Alex and Gwennie.

Victor Barillas, 81, passed away November 17 at the Hershey Medical Center. He is survived by daughters, Sara (Cesar A.) Contreras of New Oxford, Maria (Cesar E.) Perez of Hanover, and Mirna (Carl) Wildasin of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Maria Luisa Barillas of Guatemala; nieces and nephews.

Mark L. Becker, 42, of Spring Grove, passed away November 20 at his home. He was the companion of Carol A. Heltzel. Mark is also survived by daughters, Monica A. Becker and Brittany M. Becker of Spring Grove; grandchildren, Caiden and A’myra; sisters, Michelle J. (Dan) Miller of York New Salem, and Mandy S. Little of Hanover; and stepbrothers, Jeffrey S. Arnold of Hallam and Anthony W. Arnold of Stoverstown.

Clara Belle Brown, 93, of Westminster, passed away November 19 at Brookdale at Westminster. She was the widow of Herbert Marshall and Henry L. Brown. Surviving are children, Janice (Joe) Humphreys of Pasadena, Karen E. (Walter) Renshaw of Westminster, and Loring H. (Shirin) Brown of Lutherville; grandchildren, Mary, Jodie, Sherwin, and Lydia; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Layla, Madi, and Riley.

William R. “Butch” Buehrle, 71, passed away November 20 at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. He was the husband of Joan L. (Kuhn) Buehrle. Also surviving are children, David Buehrle (Carla Colson) of New Market, MD, Jennifer (Robert) Frazier, and Gregory Buehrle (Amy Stoltzfus), both of Hanover, Katie Fulford of Biloxi, MS, Cynthia (Steve) Laughman of Spring Grove, Jessica Buehrle of Biloxi, MS, Charles (Caroline) Buehrle of Hanover, and Robert (Shannon) Buehrle of Abbottstown; grandchildren; great-grandchild; and siblings, Catherine Buehrle of Mt. Joy and Scott (Shirley) Buehrle of Hanover.

Rachel Joele Carbaugh, infant daughter of Joseph A. and Michele A. (Black) Carbaugh of McSherrystown, passed away November 19 at the Gettysburg Hospital. She is also survived by siblings, Cecilia, Brayden, Aliyah and Jason Carbaugh; grandparents, Thomas Black of Hanover, Carol Black of Baltimore, Warren and Geraldine Carbaugh of McSherrystown; aunts, uncles and cousins.

James Lawrence “Jim” Galyon, 77, passed away at his home in Finksburg November 19. He was the husband of Janet Vivian (Nathan) Galyon. Also surviving are son, Michael J. (Joy) Galyon of Aberdeen; stepchildren, Steven L. (Valerie) Zeeler of Grand Island, Florida and Tammye L. (Joseph P.) Zgorski of Finksburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, William R. (Louise) Galyon, Jr. of Mt. Airy.

Harry “Jim” L. Hull, 76, passed away November 17 at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” Trimmer Hull. Harry is also survived by daughters, Sharon (Keith) Lukens, Vickie (Neal) James, both of Hanover, and Melissa (Brad) Smith of Cosby, TN; stepsons, David Spence of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mike and Timothy Spence, both of York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Sally) Hull, Donald (Brenda) Hull, both of Hanover, Gary (Brenda) Hull of New Oxford; sisters, Betty Reese and Barb Hull, both of Hanover; nieces and nephews.

James E. Keiser, 79, of Woodbine, passed away November 21 at home. He was the husband of Patricia Keiser. Also surviving are children, James E. Keiser, Jr., Renee Humphrey; grandchildren, Krystle, Brandon(Christin), Sarah and Eric; and great-grandchildren, Cody and Sophia.

Gladys Sophia Latimer, 98, of Ellicott City, passed away November 18 at Gilchrist Hospice Center, Columbia. She was the wife of the late Kenneth A. Latimer. Gladys is survived by son, Louis L. (Dawn) Latimer of Sykesville; grandchildren, Danny (Katie), Christine and Gregory (Tamara); andgreat-granddaughters, Erika, Amy and Miriam.

Merle M. Leight, Jr., 91, of Owings Mills, passed away November 22 at his residence. He was the widower of Ada Ruth Leight. Surviving are children, Sandy (George) Ridgely of Fairfield, Beth (Jerry) Rollinger of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Mark, David and Jen; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, and sisters, Priscilla Rose and Joan Schmidt of Pennsylvania.

Lula Leona Leppo, 92, of Manchester, MD, passed away November 20 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Raymond “Buck” Leppo. Surviving are children, Janice Kelley, and Norma Leppo of Manchester, MD, Raymond H. Leppo II of Hampstead, and Randolph (Carol) Leppo of Manchester, MD; brother, Chester Bosley of Delaware, MD; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Ralph Edward Martin III, 77, of Sykesville, passed away November 21 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Jerilyn Mae Martin. Ralph is also survived by daughter, Deborah (Kenneth) Harrison of Shippensburg, PA; grandchildren, Brian Fleming, Jr., Taylor Harrison and Kenny Harrison, Jr.; and siblings, James and William Martin, Amie Martin, Barbara Skinner, Joanne Ritter and Sandra Buzby.

Lyle Walton Mathews, Jr., 53, of Union Bridge, passed away November 19 at John Hopkins Hospital. He was the son of Mary Lee Mathews and Lyle Walton Mathews, Sr. of Union Bridge. Lyle is also survived by daughter, Kristina (Craig) Harvey of Littlestown; brother, Bart (Kathy) Mathews of Union Bridge; grandchildren, Dale and Dace; niece, Becca Mathews; and nephew, Mitch Mathews.

Nancy A. (Stevens) Mummert, 79, passed away November 16 at York Hospital. She was the widow of Moses P. Mummert. Nancy is survived by daughters, Yvonne M. Mummert of Dover and Pamela A Leiphart of York; granddaughter, Tracy Green; and great-grandchildren, Destiny, Jakey, Hannah, Stephanie and Bailey.

Margaret Irene Myers, 96, passed away November 22. She was the widow of Wilford H. Myers. Surviving are brothers, Gilbert (Mary) Bowling of McSherrystown, and Herbert (Patricia) Bowling of Melbourne, FL; daughters, Brenda Scott of Harrisburg, Laurie (Bill) Nimtz of Gardners, and Peggy McCormack of New Oxford; sons, Wilford (Mary) Myers, Jr. of Hanover, and Dan (Deb) Myers of East Berlin; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Louise Group Oyler, 84, of Gettysburg, passed away November 14 at the Brethren Home at Cross Keys Village, New Oxford. Her husband, Donald G. Oyler, preceded her in death. Mary is survived by children, Lisa L. Nelson of Vienna, VA, and Ralph D. Oyler of Lake Oswego, OR; and grandchildren, Christopher N., Daniel A., Sarah and Jennifer E.

Dr. Willard Russell Parson, 90, formerly of Catonsville, passed away November 16 at Lorien Healthcare Center in Taneytown. He was the husband of Miriam Roselyn (Sommerfeld) Parson. Willard was the father of Russell Sigsbee (Karen) Parson and Jay Franklin (Joy) Parson; grandfather of Crystal (Jason), Brooks, Brady, and Brandon (Jory).

Margaret “Marge” E. Rebert, 72, passed away November 16 in Mon Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Clarence A. Rebert. Also surviving are sons, Allen (Diane) Rebert of McSherreystown, Mike (Sara) Rebert of East Berlin; daughters, Carolyn Sue Bucar of Nazareth, Laurie Sims (Paul Myers) and Maryann Mann, both of Hanover, Christina (Steven) Wise of York; sisters, Martha (Rudy) Paci of Vestaburg, Mary Lou (Wayne) Bruce  of Fredericktown, Joanne Six of Vestaburg, Pearl Kelley of Richeyville, Linda (Dave) Koontz of Littlestown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Charlotte Ann Dorsey Rheubottom, 70, of Sykesville, passed away November 20 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. Surviving are son, Thomas Rheubottom, Jr. of Sykesville; siblings, Shirley (Ronald) Hollingsworth, James (Patricia) Dorsey, Jr., Peggy (Bernard Sr.) Jones, and David (Wanda) Dorsey, all of Westminster, and Donna Dorsey and Michael Robinson of Upper Marlboro; grandchildren, Zion and Victoria; nieces and nephews.

Nancy Ann Rickrode, 83, passed away November 18 at Hanover Hall. She was the widow of Richard J. “Dick” Rickrode. Nancy is survived by children, Jerry (Sherry) Rickrode and Jill A. Biddy, both of Hanover, Jack R. (Denise) Rickrode of Hammonton, NJ, and Jay W. Rickrode of New Oxford; granddaughters, Natasha, Nicole, Noelle, and Nancee; and great-grandson, Asher.

Richard G. Savidge, 79, of Gettysburg, passed away November 21 at his home. His wife, Betty Ann Savidge, preceded him in death. Richard is survived by son, Todd Savidge; daughter, Kimberly Southerly of Gettysburg; and grandchildren, Ryan and Megan.

Donna Marie Schech passed away at home November 13. She is survived by son, Mark Hollis Bryte, Jr.; siblings, Cathleen (Jamey) and Charles (Tatiana); nieces and nephews, Denae, Colton, Nicholas and Isabella; and brother, John.

Mildred Ruth Smith, 95, of Pasadena, MD, and formerly of Hampstead, passed away November 21. She was the widow of Campbell Houk Smith, Jr. Surviving are daughter, Karen Simmons of Pasadena, MD; son, Barry Smith of Cedarville, OH; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Philip B. “Wendell” Staub, 69, of Hanover,  passed away November 21 at his home. He was the husband of Annette K. (Roth) Staub. Also surviving are children, Julie (Ron) Zumbrum of Hanover and Duke (Lynne) Staub of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Parker, Bradi, Austin and Dylan; and siblings, Lawrence (Patti) Staub, Mary Staub, Mark (Margaret) Staub, Sylvia Yingling, Brian (Brenda) Staub, David (Sharon) Staub, Patrick (Kim) Staub, Barry Staub, Sharon (Tom) Roth and Ann (Grant) Frederick.

Wayne E. Stough, Sr., 70, of Spring Grove, passed away at home November 19. He was the husband of Brenda E. (Albright) Stough. Wayne is also survived by daughter, Joyce E. (Bill) Benson of Littlestown; sons, Wayne E. (Sharon) Stough, Jr. of Dover, Jay E. Stough of East Berlin and Raymond G. (Carrie) Stough of Altoona; grandchildren, Keesha, Greg, Shanlee, Jourdan, Billy, Blake, Brooke, Becca, Jasmine, Michelle and Jacob; great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Stough; and sisters, Donna Sheridan, Brenda Eisenhower, Delores Bang, and Betty Wolf.

Stephen Randal “Randy” Thompson, 65, of Manchester, MD, passed away November 20 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was the son of Jane Thompson and the late Ronald Thompson, and the husband of Patricia A. Compton Thompson. Also surviving are children, Angela (Bruce) Blevins of Manchester, Andrea (Daniel) Witt of Baltimore City; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Daniel), Amanda (Brad), Jessica (Rick), and Abigiale; great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Sharon) Thompson of Virginia, nieces and nephew; great-nieces and great-nephew.

Lorene M. (Wolf) Walker, 86, of New Oxford, passed away November 18 at home. She was the wife of the late William M. Walker, Sr. Lorene is survived by children, Steven P. (Deborah) Walker of Glen Rock, Gail (Clair) Zeigler of Hanover, Mitchell G. (Tiffany) Walker and Alan S. Walker of Spring Grove; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Edith M. Whitman, 102, of Gardners, passed away November 18 at Forest Park Health and Rehab, Carlisle. She was the widow of Chester Weidner and Samuel J. Whitman. Surviving are son, Robert W. (Mary E.) Weidner; grandchildren, Terry Jumper of Gardners, and Sandy Nearhood of Elliottsburg; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Cindy A. Wickesser, of Sykesville, passed away November 20 at her home. She was the wife of Craig Wickesser. Also surviving are daughter, Cari Brower (Brian Hogan); son, Craig (Kelly) Wickesser, Jr.; grandchildren, Jocilyn, Chase, Gavin, Rylan, Chloe, Graham, Lily, and Jack; sister, Bonnie Johnson; and brother, Ronald Sturdivant.

John Jacobs Wolf, 73, of Union Bridge, passed away November 20 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Judy Wetzel Wolf; sons, Troy S. Wolf of Taneytown, Tab M. (Crystal) Wolf of Union Bridge; daughters, Jessica Magillacutty and LeeAnne Michelle, both of Baltimore; grandchildren, Rebecca, Seth and Taylor; and sister, Marilyn (Charles) Carroll of Concord, NC.