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John H. Baugher, 88, of Aspers, passed away at his home January 2. He was the husband of Nadine J. Baugher. John is also survived by children, Julia B. (Steve) Haller, John (Joan) Baugher, Jr., Phillip D. (Tara) Baugher, and Chris B. (Cynthia) Baugher, all of Aspers; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Doris Brough and Lucy B. Falk.

Lonnie L. Baumgardner, 60, of New Windsor, passed away January 2 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Wanetta Faye (Harris) Baumgardner. Also surviving are children, Joshua (April) Baumgardner of Westminster, Jennifer (Mark) Isherwood of Westminster, Sarah (Scott) Fitzpatrick of Hampstead, Aaron Robertson of Westminster and Devin Staples of Hanover; stepchildren, Jordan Black of Taneytown and James Black of Essex; siblings, Clifford Ray (Bertha) Baumgardner, Shannon Baumgardner, Billy Baumgardner and Linda Rollison, all of Westminster, Shirley Bauerlien of Taneytown, Grace (George) Keeney and Phyllis (Mike) Warner, both of New Windsor; sister-in-law, Kathy Baumgardner of Westminster; grandchildren, T.J., Isabel, Shelby, Cooper, Victoria, Branden, Brian, Zachary, Gregory and Zachary; special uncle, James G. (Georgia) Lewis of Abingdon, VA; nieces and nephews.

Glenn W. Bowen, 64, of Westminster, passed away January 3 at his home. He was the husband of Bonnie G. Harmon. Also surviving are sister, Jackie (Rod) Zeiler of Ocean Pines, MD; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glen and Lynn Harmon; nieces, Gretchen and Karen Zeiler and Marissa Harmon; and nephew, Daniel Harmon.

Robert Ralph Bowman, 87, passed away January 3 at Homewood at Plum Creek. He was the husband of Dorothy Roselie Boose Bowman. Also surviving are children, Dale R. (Jeanne) Bowman, Dawn D. (Vince) DeVivo, and Dirk R. (Julie) Bowman, all of Westminster; grandchildren, Tyler, Connor, Grant, and Paige; and nieces.

Steven Ray Brown, 67, of Westminster, passed away December 31 at his home. He was the husband of Lois C. (Sue) Brown (nee Bales). Surviving are daughter, Stephanie (Bruce) Brooks of Westminster; stepdaughter, Deborah Gruntman of North Port, Fl; siblings, Joyce (Jerry) Killett, Ginger Brown, Doug (Trudy) Brown, Kathy (Dennis) Dove and Terry Clegg; grandchildren, Mia, Max, Summer and David; niece, Rhonda Williams; and nephews, Ralph (Sue) Sparrow, Johnny and Shawn Baker, and Tim Brown.

Robert “Bobby” Edward Burdette, Jr., 60, of Westminster, passed away January 1 at home. He is survived by children, Kara (Andy) Hubble of Monrovia; siblings, Michael A. (Tammy) Burdette and Susan (Tim) Zepp, both of Westminster, Jeff (Pam) Burdette of Woodbine, and Billy Burdette of Mt. Airy; and grandchildren, Dillon and Reagan.

Melissa A. (Smith) Byers, 54, of New Oxford, passed away January 2 at her residence. She is survived by daughters, Alecia A. Werner of New Oxford, and Toshia L. (Brad) Viands of Hanover; grandchildren, Dylan, Dawson, Lonny, Curtis and Liam; and sisters, Robin Grim of Hanover, and Tammy Pease of Harrisburg.

Allen Leroy Chaffman, Sr., 93, formerly of Hampstead, passed away January 2 at Lorien Health Systems of Mt. Airy. He was the last member of his immediate family. His wife, Jeanne Baublitz Chaffman, preceded him in death. Allen is survived by son, Allen L. (Vicki) Chaffman, Jr.; grandchildren, Sean (Kristen) and Tim (Jordan); great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kensley, Joel and Luke; nieces and nephews.

Diane Rae (Quigley) Christ, 57, of Westminster, passed away January 2. She was the daughter of Martha Hamilton of Mt. Airy and the late Raymond Randolph. Diane is also survived by son, Ashton Christ of Crownsville; daughter, Samantha (Larry) Squires of Chocowinity, NC; grandchildren, Alexis, Destiny and Dylan; brothers, Duane (Susan) Randolph, Darren Randolph and Damon Quigley; nieces and nephews, Richard Rice, Leah Randolph, Liam Quigley and Shayne Quigley; and her companion, Randy Martin.

Wayne Francis Condon, 72, of Westminster, passed away December 30 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Carol Ann (Hobson) Condon, and father of Dion W. (Heidi) Condon of Westminster, Deborah L. Schueler and Ronald O. Schueler of Westminster. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ronald, Matthew, Jessica, Heather, Megan, Justin, and Syvannah; and great-grandchildren, Mya, M. Ryden, Isaiah and Ava.

Ann (Sailer) Courneen, 95, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away December 30 at The Leland of Laurel Run, Waynesboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent R. Courneen. Ann is survived by daughters, Judith A. (James) Rohanna of Gettysburg and Patricia H. (Roland) Bourdeau of Waynesboro; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Edward L. Crouse, Sr., 75, of Littlestown, passed away January 2 at his home. He was the companion of Helen Stockslager of Littlestown. Surviving are sons, Michael L. (Joanne) Crouse of Hanover and Edward L. (Sharon) Crouse, Jr. of Littlestown; daughter, Penny A. (Rick) Emig of Gettysburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles Crouse of Spring Grove and Jack Crouse II of Wayesboro, VA.

Jeffrey Brian Dell, 56, of Hanover, passed away January 3 at Hanover Hospital. He was the son of Shirley M. Keefer Dell of Westminster and the late Melvin Leroy Dell. Jeffrey was the husband of Kathryn Elizabeth Dell. Also surviving are daughters, Jennifer Brianne Dell and Kristin Elizabeth Dell, both of Hanover; mother-in-law, Frances Wetzel of Westminster; sisters-in-law, Christine Wetzel of Catonsville, Melissa (Jeffrey) Beaghan of Westminster, and Nicole Wetzel of Jacksonville, FL; nieces and nephews.

Dorothy B. Diehl, 95, of Fairfield, passed away January 2 at her home. Her husband, John M. Diehl, preceded her in death. Dorothy is survived by son, Kevin (Debbie) Diehl of Fairfield; and grandchildren, Justin and Kelsey (Austin).

Charles R. Doll, Jr., 78, passed away December 28 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Ellen (Kane) Doll. Also surviving are children, Audrey Rippeon of Littlestown, Chuck (Vicky) Doll of Irishtown and Kelly Doll (Jonathan Seller) of Australia; grandchildren, April, Carrie, Katie and Grace; and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Evan.

Ida Jean Dougherty, 60, of Finksburg, passed away December 24 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House. She was the daughter of Marilyn Watt Evans and the late Gary Evans, and the wife of Thomas Dougherty. Jean is also survived by daughter, Holly (Steven) McAllister; son, James (Maegan) Dougherty; and brother, Mark Evans.

George Francis “Fran” Fream, 91, passed away December 28 in Fayetteville. He was the widower of Doris Jane Rothhaupt Fream. George is survived by children, Beth (Rob) Floyd of Fayetteville, Gregory (Nancy) Fream of Hanover, and Melanie (Kirk) Platt of Glen Burnie, MD; grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, Justin, Brian, Nathan, and Allen; and great-grandchildren, Finn, Penelope, Reed, and Iris.

Makenzee Christian George, 17, of Westminster, passed away January 3 in Westminster. She was the daughter of Matthew Christian and Heather Marie (Forrester) George of Westminster. Also surviving are grandparents, Bob and Colleen Forrester of Westminster; grandmother, June George of Westminster; sister, Emalee A. (Kenneth E. III) Martz of Hanover; aunts, Rachel Duphily, Bobbi Bass, and Lori Davis; uncles, Christopher George and Stanley George; niece, McKenna Martz; nephew, Koel Martz; and cousins.

Mary-Jo (Newman) Grabau, of Woodbine, MD, passed away December 8. She is survived by her husband, Herbert; son, William; daughter, Jessica; sister, Lynne Pinto; and granddaughters, Sarah, Rachel and Hannah.

Daniel Edward “Doc” Hammett, 63, of Aspers, passed away December 29 at home. He is survived by his wife, Sherry K. (Cook) Hammett. Daniel was the son of James H. Hammett of Fairfield, and the late Nancy Jeane (Yant) Hammett. Also surviving are daughter, Abigail A. (Andy) Smith of York Springs; grandchildren, Hunter and Georgia; stepmother, Ruth W. Hammett of Fairfield; siblings, James N. (Mary Lou) Hammett of Fairfield, David (Kay) Hammett of Cranston, RI, Mary Lynn (Robert) Martin of Orrtanna, Gordon (Diane) Ley of Fairfield, Mark N. (Heather) Yant of Weston, FL, and D. Scott (Cindy) Yant of Marianna, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

William W. “Bill” Hedrick, 67, of Reisterstown, passed away January 1 in Westminster. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hedrick; daughter, Jennifer Hedrick of Hanover; son. John (Corrin) Hedrick of Reisterstown; grandsons, Dylan, Cooper, Jackson and William; and siblings, Geary Hedrick, Janice Shifflett, Helen St. Claire, Mike Hedrick, Pam Ramey and Gail St. Clair.

Elizabeth Shivers Hitchcock, 85, of Saint Louis, and formerly of Carroll Co., passed away December 30 at Laclede Groves in Saint Louis, MO. She was the wife of the late Walter Ralph Hitchcock. Surviving are daughter, Mary Hitchcock-Reinhart of Saint Louis, MO; son-in-law, Ted Reinhart; and granddaughters, Natalie and Sarah.

John Edward Hobbs, 79, of Emmitsburg, passed away December 30 at Golden Living Center in Westminster. He is survived by sisters, Ann T. Welty of Emmitsburg, Joan E. Little of Thurmont, M. Euphemia Sauble of York, and Ava M. Murray of Lakeland, FL; brothers, L. Benjamin Hobbs of Waynesboro, PA, Eugene H. Hobbs of Tacoma, WA, Harry M. Hobbs of Frederick, MD, George G. Hobbs of Sacramento, CA, and Simon P. Hobbs of Emmitsburg; his companion, Marguerite Hayden of Westminster; nieces and nephews.

Rev. Timothy J. Kielley, 48, passed away December 29 at Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Liz” (Youse) Kielley, and the son of Michael J. (Suasan) Kielley of Bagley, WI, and Deborah K. (Bob) Evans of Peoria, AZ. Also surviving are grandparents, John and Lila Cadwell of Scottsdale, AZ; brother, Todd (Michelle) Kielley of Glen Haven, WI; sister, Tobi Kielley of Pardeeville, WI; nieces and nephews, Heather and Syndey Anne Spatola, Montanna and Brody Kielley, Peyton, Avery, Maddie and Tommy Youse; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bethany “Beth” L. (Goodermuth) Klinedinst, 54, passed away January 1 at Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of David S. Klinedinst, and the daughter of Leon C. Goodermuth and Nancy J. (Rice) Goodermuth of Hanover. Also surviving are daughter, Katie (Steven)) Beck of Hanover; son, Jesse Klinedinst of Hanover; grandson, Oliver; brothers, Tony Rice of Hanover, and David (Annlouise) Goodermuth of Franklin, MA; mother-in-law, Joann Klinedinst of Hanover; brother-in-law, Bruce (Beverly) Klinedinst of Hanover; sister-in-law, Patricia (Terry) Wolfe of Hanover; nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Anna B. Knouse, 56, of Biglerville, passed away January 2at her home. She was the daughter of Jacqueline (Myers) Edenfield of Biglerville and the late Charles Edenfield. Anna is also survived by her husband, Steven C. Knouse; daughter, Linsey N. (Steve) Dubbs of Biglerville; granddaughter Allie; sisters, Valarie Hollingsworth of Seminole, FL, and Cyndi Jacobs of New Oxford; and brother, Charles Edenfield II of Thomasville.

Edith E. “Eass” Little, 85, of Woodsboro, formerly of Westminster, passed away January 1 at her home. Surviving are daughter, Penny (Dan) Hubbard of Woodsboro; sister, Mary Catherine Little of Elkin, NC; brothers, Larry (Judy) Little of Westminster, and Garry (Bonnie) Little of Harney, MD; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Evelyn Jane Little, 95, formerly of Littlestown, passed away January 3 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. She was the widow of Paul F. Little and Charles W. Slusser. Surviving are son, David C. (Kaye) Slusser of State College; daughter, Nancy J. Snyder of Pittsburgh; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson; and brother, Robert Gitt of Littlestown.

Shelbia Bixler Markley, 77, of Lorien Assisted Living, Taneytown, passed away January 2 at her apartment. Surviving are her husband, Bill Markley, Lorien Assisted Living; daughter, Marlinda K. (Steven) Smith of Indiana, PA; grandchildren, William (Bailey), Michael (Megan) and Allison; and great-granddaughter, Sawyer.

L. Daniel McGonigal, 79, of Hanover, passed away January 2 at his home. He was the husband of Sharon Hall McGonigal. Dan is also survived by daughter, Michelle Lynn (Michael) Tasker of Hanover; son, Daniel Lewis (Nadine) McGonigal of Hatfield and Kevin Hall (Nickie) McGonigal of York; grandsons, David, Nathan, Quinten and Brody; granddaughter, Michaela; sister, Betty Lou (William) Dudish, and brother, Raymond McGonigal, both of Snow Shoe.

Rickey L. Melhorn, 60, of Arendtsville, passed away January 3 at York Hospital. He is survived by daughters, Jessica L. Melhorn of Chambersburg and Amanda R. Melhorn of Washington; sons, Joshua L. Melhorn of Hanover and George A. Melhorn of Gettysburg; grandchildren; sister, Rose M. Stringer of Biglerville; and brothers, George H. Melhorn, Jr. of Arendtsville and Harry M. Melhorn of Bendersville.

Alice Myers Morris, 95, of Hanover, passed away January 2 at Homewood at Plum Creek . She was the wife of the late John C. Morris, Sr. Surviving are daughter, Claudette Sullivan of Abbottstown; son, J. Carroll Morris, Jr. of Hampstead; grandsons, Mark, Gabriel, Luke; granddaughter, Misty; great-grandchildren, Stefan, Milana, Stella, Crosby, Abigail, Savannah, William and Genevieve; great-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Stefan Jr., Ethan, Tristan and Brian.

Kathryn C. Mummert, 83, passed away January 2 at The Gettysburg Hospital. She was the wife of D. Allen Mummert. Also surviving are son, Douglas C. (Brenda) Mummert of Bonneauville; grandsons, Joshua, Cody and Caleb; great-granddaughters, Olivia and Jayne; brother, Calvin Zinn, Jr. of Germany; and sisters, Ruth Zinn of Chambersburg, Jane Laughman and Gladys Crouse, both of Hanover.

Levi B. Myers, 31, of Gardners, passed away December 24 at his residence. He is survived by his mother, Kimberly D. (Miguel) Ortega of Milford, DE; father, Dennis A. Myers  of Gardners; sisters, Samantha M. (Chris) Pennewell of Smyrna, DE, and Jade M. Frank of Milford, DE; nephew, DeAndre Pennewell of Smyrna, DE; grandfather, Carl W. Myers of York Springs; grandmother, Diana Poist of Pensacola, FL; grandfather, David Lau of Jonestown; uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Lloyd R. Myers, 84, formerly of Spring Grove, passed away January 2 at Rest Haven York. He was the husband of Marilyn B. (Paules) Myers. Lloyd is also survived by children, Brenda (Scott) Fair of Hanover, Danny Myers of Gettysburg, Jeffrey Myers of Hanover, Steve Myers of Littlestown, Tina Martinez of Mechanicsburg; stepsons, Fred Bowman of Jefferson, Richard Bowman of Dover, DE; stepdaughters, Geffie Wolfe of Spring Grove, Wendy Lynn of Manchester; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Max Henry Myers, of Boonsboro, MD, passed away December 30 at Fahrney-Keedy home. He was predeceased by his wife, Willadene P. Myers. Max is survived by daughters, Roberta Lynn (John) Duvall of Harper’s Ferry, WV, Becky (Bruce) Henry of Frederick, MD; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Laurie Jane Stafford O’Banion, 59, of Westminster, passed away at her home January 2. She was the daughter of Robert James (Mindy) Stafford of West Warwick, RI, and the late Arlene Krauss Stafford. Laurie was the wife of Michael Lester O’Banion. Also surviving are children, Kimberly Anne O’Banion of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mary Elizabeth (Erik) Bergum of Clarence, NY, Daniel Stafford (Alison) O’Banion of Timonium; sister, Marcy (John) Cascone of California; brother, Stuart (Alice) Licker of Rhode Island; grandchildren, Nava, Oriya, Bailey, Peter, Casey, and Elijah; and cousins.

Patricia Bernice O’Dea Polvinale, 95, of Fairfield, passed away January 3 at the Waynesboro Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Albert Polvinale, Sr. Patricia is survived by sister Mildred Williams; children, Carl Albert Jr., Timothy Patrick, Helen Marie, Carol Ann, Elizabeth Ann, John Stephen, Vincent Francis, and Mary Angela; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Brenda Louella Reed, 62, of Manchester, MD, passed away January 2 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the daughter of Clara Louella Kester Wilson of Hampstead and the late Robert Edward Sies, Sr. Brenda is also survived by children, Tammy Sue Hahn of Hanover, and Donald Leroy Reed, Jr. of Hampstead; grandchildren, Brent, Sydney, Zachary, Mason, Tyler, Gabrielle and Christian, siblings, Sharon Latimer of Reisterstown, Audrey Combs of Woodbine, Charles Sies of Manchester and James Sies of Westminster; nieces and nephews.

Martha M. Reasner Ross, 101, a resident at Menno Haven in Chambersburg and formerly of Hampton in Adams Co., passed away December 29 at Menno Haven. Her husband, Raymond R. Ross, preceded her in death.Martha is survived by nieces and nephews.

Steven Joseph Santella, 69, of Westminster, passed away December 23 at his home. He was the husband of Josephine “Jo Ann” Santella. Also surviving are children, Nikole Lee (Chris)Alcala of Frederick and Christopher Steven (Janice) Santella of Hanover; sisters, Bonnie (George) Clough of Baltimore and Mary Ann Calleri of Ellicott City; grandchildren, Mya, Ryleigh, Dominic, and Camilla; and nieces and nephews, David Clough, Cathy Ferro, Nick, Candice, Chris, and Missy Calleri.

Joseph Wayne Sevison, Sr., 33, of Catonsville, passed away January 1. He is survived by his wife, Angela Sevison; sons, Joey Jr. and Porter; mother, Linda (Tim) Lighthiser; father, Bruce (Eileen) Sevison; mother-in-law, Susan Howes; siblings, Bruce (Lisa) Sevison, Elizabeth Sevison, Dave (Joy) Sevison, Samantha (Jesse) Dearing, Branden (Jessica) Calton, Melissa (Matthew) Kocian, and TJ (Tara) Howes; neices and nephews, Amanda, Meagan, Summer, Skyler, Lil Bruce, Ryan, Breanna, Morgan, Madison, Hunter, and Heaven; and cousins.

Christopher Sharpe, 44, passed away December 30 at Hanover Hall Nursing Home. He was the son of Carla A. (Grimes) Markley of Manchester and the late Michael Sharpe. Also surviving are stepfather, Charles Markley; sister, Sara (Cochise) Keefer and their children, William and Violet; stepsister, Tanya (Tim) Kramer and their children, Sydney and Avery; and stepsister, Jill Markley (Bill Tusing) and their children, Zachary, Coltin and Brody.

Charles “Mike” W. Smith, 86, of Gettysburg, passed away December 31 at home. He is survived by his wife, Florence N. (Patterson) Smith; daughters, Deborah (Ronald) Althoff of Quarryville, Sharon (Donald) Jacoby of Gettysburg, and Joan (John Jr.) Baugher of Aspers; sons, Michael (Cindy) Smith of Aspers, and Phillip Smith of New Oxford; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Felix, Helen Little, Doris Busbey, Joan Gebhart, all of Gettysburg, and Alice Weaver of Fresno, CA; and brothers, Paul Smith of New Oxford, and Claude Smith of Littlestown.

Franklin D. Smith, Sr., 81, of Gettysburg, passed away at his home January 3. His wife, Ethel M. Smith, preceded him in death. Franklin is survived by daughter, Cynthia (David) Wisotzkey of Gettysburg; son, Franklin D. Smith, Jr. of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Nikky, Ryan, Ashley, Hunter, and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Destinee, Trinity, Saphira, Carter, and Katelyn; brothers, Bob Smith of Maryland, and Glen Smith of Virginia; and sister, Blanch Fischbach of Virginia.

John Walter Smith, 74, passed away December 29 at his home in Sykesville. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kahl Smith; children, Wayne Smith of Vero Beach, FL, and Heather (Dan) Mearkle of Rosedale, MD; grandchildren, Ashelynn, Brandon, and Taylor; brothers-in-law and sisters-in law; nieces and nephews.

Marlene W. Sohn, 82 of Eldersburg, passed away December 28 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Sohn, Sr. Surviving are son, Joseph J. (Michelle) Sohn of Sykesville; and grandson. Nicholas.

Margaret L. “Margie” Spangler, 94, of Gettysburg, passed away December 28 at Transitions Healthcare in Gettysburg. She is survived by nephews, D. Michael (Cynthia) Vial, and Charles Lynn (Rebecca) Vial; great-nephew and great-nieces.

Dean R. Speelman, 60, of New Oxford, passed away December 28 at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the son of Mary Teresa (Redding) Speelman of Gettysburg and the late Stanley R. Speelman. Dean is also survived by his wife, Brenda S. Starner; sons, Alan Speelman of Columbus, OH, and Kevin Speelman of York; brother, Greg (Deb) Speelman of Aspers; nephew, Joe (Brittany) Speelman; stepdaughter, Amy (Jason) Bair of New Oxford; stepson, Daniel (Amanda) Moore of Hanover; and stepgrandchildren.

Richard E. Spies, 75, resident of Parkville, MD, passed away January 2 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Fundis Spies; daughter, Stefanie Ellen Spies (Steven Walter) of Parkville; son, Jeffrey Richard Spies of Ocean City, MD; granddaughters, Abigail and Bethany; brother, Ronald E. Spies, Sr. of New York; niece, Virginia Spies; and nephew, Ronald E. Spies, Jr.

Joanne R. Stallings, 79, a resident of Mount Airy and formerly of Pasadena, passed away December 30 at Carroll Memorial Hospital in Westminster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Stallings. Joanne is survived by daughter, Sandra H. Stallings of Mt. Airy; nieces and nephews.

Gertrude R. Stauffer, 94, passed away December 31 at the Pleasant Acres Nursing Center. She was the widow of Lavere T. Stauffer. Gertrude is survived by children, Shirley A. Sharp of Honeoye Falls, NY, and Richard L. Stauffer of Spring Grove; grandchildren, Andy (Victoria) and Melissa; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Zoe, Jack and Jorga; and sister, Mary Noble.

Larry M. Stremmel, 78, passed away December 29 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Loretta J. (Geiman) Stremmel. Larry is also survived by children, Stacy R. (Rory) Laughman of New Oxford, Steve L. (Tammy) Stremmel of Spring Grove, Kevin L. (Marla) Stremmel of Jacksonville, FL, Wayne L. Stremmel of Hanover, and Mark L. (Kendra) Stremmel of Hanover; grandchildren; great- grandchildren; and brothers, Alvin Stremmel of Spring Grove, and John Stremmel of Lewisberry.

John L. Sweeney, Sr., 87, of Littlestown, passed away December 28. He was the widower of Catherine C. Sweeney. Surviving are son, John L. Sweeney, Jr. of Hanover; daughters, Teresa M. Carroll of Hanover, Audrey V. (Bob) Hawk of Littlestown, Peggy Sue (Stephen) Shope of Gardners, and Barbara K. (Jeff) Loncar of Littlestown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great granddaughter.

Irene M. Swick, 102, formerly of Easton, passed away December 29 in The Brethren Home. Her husband, Harry W. Swick, Sr., preceded her in death. Surviving are son, Harry W. Swick, Jr. of Easton; daughters, Beverly Rounsaville of Littlestown, and Carrie (Paul) Keck of Easton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Rev. James F.W. Talley, 76, of New Windsor, passed away December 31 at his home. He was the husband of Kimberly Ann Talley. Also surviving are daughters, Kimberly Lynn Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jamie Diana (Scott) Windell of Sykesville, and Jennifer Ann (John) Gallagher of Irvine, CA; stepdaughter, Kari Greenwalt of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Jacob, Allyson, Olivia and Finn; stepgrandchildren, Brandon (Jessica) and Amber (James) Metcalfe; stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Joie (Sue) Talley of Florida; and niece, Jacqueline Livingston of Hampstead.

Elwood Franklin Tyler, 74, of Emmitsburg, passed away December 28 at home. He is survived by his wife Nancy (Andrew) Tyler; children, Barbara (William) Fisher, Francis Topper, Jr., Toney (Stella) Tyler, Karen (Jeffrey) McDannell, Susan (Douglas) Swartz, Brenda Semler, Betty (Eddie) Marshall, Ronald Topper, Belinda (Billy) Lewis; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn (Richard) Small, Virginia Bowling and Patricia (James) Hewitt; nieces and nephews.

Virginia L. (Shearer) (Myers) Vasko, 86, passed away in York Springs December 29. She was the wife of Paul Vasko and the late Paul H. Myers, Jr. Virginia is also survived by daughter, Vicki Rohrbaugh of York; sons, Mark (Sherry) Myers of Dover, Spencer Myers of Hershey, Vance (Robin) Myers of Spring Grove, Dave (Vickie) Myers of York Springs, Paul H. (Jill) Myers III of Oakmont, Jonathan (Sandra) Myers of Tonganoxie KS; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Marlin Shearer and John Shearer, Jr.; sisters, Geraldine Bahn, Loretta Zeigler, Nancy Riley; nieces and nephews.

Tillie W. Wagaman, 98, of Aspers, passed away January 2 at SpiriTrust Home in Gettysburg. Her husband Frank R. Wagaman, preceded her in death. Tillie is survived by sons, Gary R. (Phyllis) Wagman of Biglerville, Kenneth E. (Janet) Wagaman of Bendersville, Roger L. (Vicki) Wagaman of York Springs, and Randy F. (Sue) Wagaman of Aspers; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Fred Warren of Biglerville.

Thomas Leroy Wazniak, 71, of Manchester, MD, passed away December 19 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Susan Wazniak; children, Heather Lynn (John J.) Bollinger of Spring Grove, Thomas Matthew (Catherine E.) Wazniak of Easton, MD; and grandchildren, Corrinn, Gage, Brendan, Corey, Tara, Sean and Connor.

Mary Clare O. Weaver, 90, of McSherrystown, passed away January 4 at her home. She was the widow of Marlyn H. Weaver. Surviving are daughters, Mary Helen (Shelton) Browder of Williamburg, VA, Beth (Paul) Smith of State College, Christa (Gary) Stefanisko of Newark, DE; son, Lawrence H. (Donna) Weaver of Hanover; grandchildren, Hugh, Kerry, Stephanie, Joseph and Sarah; great-grandson, Daniel; brothers, Hugh A. Overbaugh of Harrisburg and Joseph C. Overbaugh of Lancaster; and sisters, Elaine M. Pace of Sherman Oaks, CA, Joyce C. Groft of McSherrystown, Jean T. Heidler of York, Marie A. Smith of McSherrystown, and Sheila M. Hennessy of Shepherdstown, WV.

Annabelle Werner, 89 of the Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys, New Oxford, formerly of Lineboro, MD, passed away December 29 at the home. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Eunice Leona Wright, 71, of Westminster, passed away December 24 at her home. Her husband, Robert Wright, preceded her in death. Eunice is survived by daughters, Tina Collins of New Oxford, Tammy (Tom) Deavers of Westminster, Penny (Jason) Boyd of New Oxford; her companion, Dave Leese; brothers, Donald (Karen) Collins of Orlando, FL, and Bill (Johnetta) Collins of Ohio; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.