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Elizabeth M. "Betty Mae" Blizzard, 79, died December 4, at the home of her daughter in Littlestown. She was the widow of Elmo H. Blizzard. Surviving are four daughters, Christine Woodward and husband, James of Littlestown, Karen Waltimire of York, Sharon Brindle of Lancaster, and Dorothy Stonesifer and husband, Tim of Hanover; four sons, Robert Heistand and wife, Cindy of Hanover, Terry Heistand of Chambersburg, Joseph Blizzard of Littlestown, and Walter LeRoy Blizzard and wife, Peggy of Littlestown; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph R. Snyder of Bassic City, La., and Frederick A. Snyder of Amarillo, Texas.

Marian Catherine Brantlinger, 84, Gettysburg, died Dec. 8, at the Gettysburg Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Fred W. Brantlinger Jr. Also survived are daughters, Elaine Strevig and her husband Steve of Hanover, Linda Hill and her husband Tim of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Ryan Hill and his wife Leah, Justin Hill, Dan Hill, Jennifer Greening and her husband Chris, Emily Foster and her husband William; and one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Greening.

Ruth A. Campbell, 89, died Dec. 9. She was the wife of Dale Campbell.

James Edward "Jim" Colson, 76, of Westminster, died Dec. 10,  at the Carroll Hospital Center. He is survived by his wife, Betty Colson. Also surviving are brothers William Colson of Keymar, Charles Colson of Westminster, sisters Vonnie Prager of Westminster and Shirley Mayne, of Ft. Myers, FL. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Penelope “Penny” A. Crouse, 48, of Gettysburg, died Dec. 6  at her home. She was the daughter of Phil Sfier of Eastern Shore, Md. She was the wife of Brian L. Crouse. She is also survived by her two sons, David Younce and his wife Alisha, of Hanover, Cliff Younce, of Hanover; one step-son, Levi Crouse and his fiancée Crissy McClain, of Fairfield; one step-daughter, Nicole Crouse and her fiancée, Austin Almony, of Dillsburg; four grandchildren, Aaron Almony, Isaac Almony, Aubrianna Younce, Zoey Younce; two sisters, Heather and Wendy; and brother, Scott.

Charles William Cull, Sr., 75, of Westminster, died December 7, at Carroll Hospice Dove House.  He was the husband of Patricia Herron Cull.  Also surviving are son and daughter-in-law Christopher Todd and Heidi Eckhardt Cull of Westminster; grandchildren Chasity Nicole Watring and Christopher Charles Cull; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Betty A. McDougall of New Port Richey, FL, Phyllis J. Price of Florence, KY, Terry D. Herron of Cincinnati, OH, Janet M. and Barry L. Tucker of Florence, KY, H. Geoffrey Herron of Westminster and Marti S. and Thomas Hunt of Covington, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen B. Dundore, 90, died on December 4, in the Brethren Home, New Oxford. She was the widow of Frederick V. Dundore. She is survived by a son, Dennis M. (Lynne) Dundore of Hanover; daughters, Darlene D. (Leverne) Alford of Frederica, Del., and Bonnie K. (Paul) May of Dillsburg; a daughter-in-law, Esther L. Dundore of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Allen E. Egger, Jr., 71, died December 6, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Stephanie A. (Mahone) Egger. He is also survived by a son, Eric A. Egger and wife, Valerie of Purcellville, Va.; a sister, Beverly A. Smith of Mifflinburg.

Louis John Eid, age 91, of Westminster, died December 6, at the Carroll Lutheran Village. He was the husband of the late Mildred R. Eid. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Bette Jackson Finch, 83, of Westminster, died December 7, at the Carroll Hospice Dove House.  Surviving is her husband, William O'Brien Finch. Also surviving are children and their spouses, Deborah and William O'Brien Finch, Jr., of Westminster, Linda and Bradley Jerome Finch, of Hanover, PA, Sherry and Dann Jackson Finch, of Westminster, Terry and Ray Phillips Finch, of Westminster, Jeffrey and Kelly Ann Beringer Finch Johnson of Annapolis, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and sister Luella Jackson Marletta and husband Joe Marletta of Altamonte Springs, FL.

Thomas C. Finster, 70, and formerly of  Tenafly, N.J., died December 9, at the Hanover Hall Nursing Center. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Dorothy A. Dolan and her husband James of New Oxford; as well as nieces and nephews.

Brenda J. Flanary, 63, died Dec. 9, at Gettysburg Hospital. She was the wife of Gene Flanary. Also surviving are a daughter, Shelly Mahoney; three sons: David Bowers, Jeff Flanary and wife, Angela, Josh Flanary and wife, Cara; eight grandchildren; three brothers: Mark, Wayne and Larry Krumrine; and five sisters: Deanna Quevas, Beverly Flanary, Karen Abidi, Jackie Leonard and Donna Stephan.

Lewis Albert "Bubbie" Fritz, 85, of Westminster, died December 6, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Caroline Long Fritz.  He is also survived by sons and daughter-in-law Mark Eugene Fritz and wife Joyce of Westminster, Brian Douglas Fritz of Westminster, a daughter Sherri Lynn Blizzard of Hanover, Pa., a sister Betty M. Nusbaum, grandchildren James L. Simons of Hanover, Pa., Heather R. Magliocca of New Oxford, Pa. and Kellen Toop of New Windsor, great-grandchildren Richard P. Magliocca III, Hope M. Simons, Trinity R. Simons, Jaron Magliocca, and Dalton and Colton Simons.

Leslie Crawford Frost, 96, died at the Brethren Home in New Oxford on December 5. She was the wife of the late John "Jack" Frost. Surviving are  three children, Judith Witthohn and her husband, Robert of Spring Grove, Barbara Dawson and her husband, Bruce of North Kingstown, R.I., and John Frost of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces. Also a brother, James Crawford of Elizabethtown, and sister-in-law, Jean (Mrs. Donald Frost) of Hanover.

Carol S. (Senft) Ginter, 65, died December 9. She was the wife of Albert C. Ginter Jr.  Also surviving are her sons, Albert P. Ginter and wife, Carmen Judy of Abbottstown, and Jason W. Ginter of Spring Grove; and her grandchildren, Meghan Vermiglio and husband, Jake, and Brandon Ginter. Also her sisters, Mary Barley, Nancy Lefever, and Diane Moffitt; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty Jo Green, 88, of Westminster, died December 9, at her home. She was the wife of Howard W. Green. Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Robert Griner of Rockville and Joyce and Michael Pyles of Timonium; grandchildren and spouses Amy (James) Gaskin, Jennifer (Greg) Gombos, Matthew (Tami) Pyles, Jessica (Daniel) Gibson and Nicholas (Heather) Griner; and great grandchildren Molly, Jamie, Jacob, Madison, Caden, Claire, Carson, Sydney, Cameron and Jillian.

Randy Allen Haines, 37, of Westminster, died Dec. 9. He was the son of Patricia Kay (Neiderer) Haines and Ray Allen Haines; both of Littlestown. Survived by his wife, Kimberly Anne Haines. Also survived by twin children Seth Allen Haines and Nicole Elizabeth Haines of Westminster, sisters Tina M. Haines of Westminster and Robin K. Pfeiffer and husband Matt of Littlestown, Pa., one brother Jason Haines of Littlestown, Pa., mother-in-law and father-in-law Vivienne and Donald Martin of Ellicott City. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Richard A. "Rich" Hersl, 60, died December 8, at home. He was the husband of Kathleen J. "Kathy" (Peters) Hersl. Also surviving are his son, Joshua Hersl of Hanover; his daughter, Katelyn Hersl of Hummelstown; his brother, Charles Hersl of Lewes, Del.; and his sister, Sharon Crabbe of Baltimore.

Gordon Vincent Horrell, age 65, of Finksburg, Maryland, died December 11, at the Carroll Hospital Center. He is survived by his wife, Diane L. (Edrington) Horrell. Also surviving are sons, Gordon V. Horrell, Jr. and wife Shannon of Hanover, PA, Eric M. Horrell and companion Jen Kolberg of Felton, PA; grandsons, Chris and Jake Ryder; sister, Coleene Novak of Indiana; sister-in-law, Karen Horrell of Hanover, PA. also many nieces, nephews.

Ruth Beutenmuller Huff, died December 2. She was preceded in death by her husband Weston Warren Huff. Surviving are children, Weston Warren Huff, Jr. and wife Tammy Foye Huff of York, and daughter Jennifer Huff Robinson wife of  Tony Paul Robinson of New Oxford. Grandchildren Shawn and Lindsay Huff of Merrimac, Mass., and Toni, Andrew, and Sophia Robinson of Hanover.

Richard "Jack" Ingels, age 85, formerly of Howard County, died  December 7,  at Golden Living Center in Westminster.

Ella Mae Itnyre, 89, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Westminster, died December 10,  at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her husband George M. Itnyre. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. Niner Sr. and wife Jean of McSherrystown, PA, George M. Itnyre, III and wife Tracey, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, a sister Betty Denisar of Aspers, PA, and devoted friend William "Bill" Shafer of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

James David Landis, 56, died December 7,  at York Hospital. Services and Interment are being held privately.

George J. Langdon, 87, of the Cross Keys Village, The Brethren Home Faith Community, New Oxford, died December 7. He is survived by his wife  Lillian (nee Wilson) Langdon and his daughters, Marsha Langdon Mager of Denver, Colo. and Sheila Langdon Watton of Bethlehem, Conn.; five grandchildren, Tara Mager, Tyler, Benjamin and Grace Schreiber and Tess Pollins.

Margaret Emma Mae Koontz, 89, of Palm Bay Florida, formerly of Westminster, died  December 3,  at the Life Care Center of Palm Bay.  She was the wife of the late Earl H. Koontz. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K. and James E. Sprinkle of Palm Bay, Florida, sister Myrle Hughes of Westminster and a Grandson Bradley J. Sprinkle of Palm Bay, Florida.

Paula Magrogan Mathias, 57, of Westminster died December 8,  at Carroll Hospice Dove House. She was the daughter of Ann Elizabeth Tewey Magrogan of Baltimore. Also surviving are children Jennifer Magrogan Mathias of Westminster and John Patrick Mathias of Westminster; siblings Gerard Magrogan of Ellicott City, Teresa Leipold of Sykesville, Michael Magrogan of Finksburg, Regina Dillard of Pasadena; uncles Robert Magrogan and Leo Tewey; and former spouse R. Douglas Mathias.

Elwood W. Michael, 88, died, December 6, at his home. He was the husband of the late Marjery E. Michael. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Elaine and Keith Siegman of Westminster, Md., and Denise Lynn and Barry Griffith of Westminster; sons and daughters-in-law, David Leroy and Lora Michael of Hampstead, Md., and Donald Edward and Theresa Michael of Hanover; grandchildren, Kendall Rosenberger, Kyle Michael, Kenny Siegman, Kelli Thomas, and Lauren Griffith; great-grandsons, Tyler and Trevor Rosenberger; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dorma L. Mowery, 81, of Orrtanna, died Dec. 6,  at the Gettysburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Mowery. She is survived by her four children, Carolyn Senn and her husband Eddie, of Orrtanna, Cathy Hamme and her husband John, of Seven Valleys, Janie Burdis and her husband John, of Spring Grove, William E. Mowery and his wife Mary, of Orrtanna; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mary L. Nastri, 79, died  at York Hospital on  Dec. 7. She was the wife of the late Robert V. Nastri. She is survived by three children, Deborah Ludwig, Westminster, Md., Gregory P. Nastri, Westminster, Md. and Lucinda "Cindy" Hockensmith, York; four grandchildren, Tina Sheeler, Christopher and Joseph Nastri and Candice Hucke; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Zachary; her sister, Ruby Peshoff of Lake Charles, La.; and her brother, Walter Benoit of Lake Charles, La.

Lelia "Lee" "Nicky" Shelton Nickoles, age 70 of Westminster, died December 4, at the Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of John W. Nickoles Jr. of Westminster. Also surviving are sons John W. Nickoles III and his companion of Westminster, and Robert Nickoles of Emmittsburg, daughter Barbara Keene and her companion of Florida, cousins William and Richard Reynolds, and Helen Arter, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

Darlene A. Olinger, 75, died December 5,  at her home. She was the wife of Daniel J. Olinger. Also surviving are two children, Randal Olinger and his wife, Lynn, and Lori Johnson and her companion, Philip E. Nell, Jr., all of Hanover; three grandchildren, Austin and Amber Johnson, and Grant Olinger; two step grandchildren, Michael and Jamie Fry; one step great-grandchild, Daelyn Fry; and one brother, Wilmer Orndorff.

Theresa G. Overbaugh, 89, died  December 7, at her home. She was the wife of the late Clair S. "Zeke" Overbaugh. Surviving are four children, Lynn Overbaugh and his wife Judith of Newport, Steve Overbaugh and his wife Peg of Hudson, Fla., Michele Overbaugh and her wife Debbie Huddleston of Tacoma, Wash. and Randy Overbaugh of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Don, Brian, Janet, Steve and Scott; nine great-grandchildren; three siblings, Dorothy Matthews of Irishtown, John W. Smith of McSherrystown and Bernard F. "Ben" Smith of York.

Michael Alexander Papi, age 58, formerly of Westminster, MD, died December 2, at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He is survived by his daughters, Morgan Papi of Bel Air, MD and Taylor Papi of Toledo, OH; brother and sister-in-law, M. Keith and Stephania Papi of Westminster, MD; nieces Jacqui Papi, Lauren Ryan and Miranda Papi; nephew Joseph Papi, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

Martha I. Peters, 91, died December 5, at Gettysburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. "Pete" Peters. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy A. Hippensteel of Abbottstown and Sonja L. Williams of New Oxford; four sons, Richard E. Keller of Norfolk, Va., Jack L. Peters and his companion, Jennifer of New Oxford, Donald R. Peters and his fiancee, Karen of Abbottstown, and Robert A. Peters and his wife, Cherie of New Oxford; a brother, Clyde D. Weaver of Hanover; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Myrtle Ruth Porter, age 101, of Finksburg died December 5, at the Long View Nursing Home in Manchester. She was the wife of the late James Woodrow Porter. Surviving is her daughter Joann Coale and husband Michael; her grandchildren Joseph David Coale, James Michael Coale, and Tracey Lynn Miller; her 7 great-grandchildren; her 5 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings Blake Ratliff, Gladys Griffith, Edith Bauguess, and Helen Davis.

Robert N. Rhodes, 75, of Littlestown, died Dec. 8, at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Judy A. (Fuller) Rhodes. He is also survived by his son, Jeffrey Rhodes and wife Kirsten, Laurel, Md.; step-daughter, Collette Figliozzi and husband Stephen, Gambrills, Md.; brother, Peter Rhodes and wife Carolyn, Houston, Texas; sister, Flora Burkholder and husband David, Vermilion, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Kimmy H. Rickrode, 61, died December 5,  at his home. He was the son of John Rickrode of Littlestown and Betty Jane Bumgardner, of New Oxford. He was the husband of Pamela Kay (Zinn) Rickrode. He is also survived by his five sisters, Linda Rickrode, of Littlestown, Kitty Statan and her husband, Keith of Woodstock, Va., Bonnie Rickrode, of New Oxford, Sandy Milburn and her husband, Albert of New Oxford, Kristine Meyer and her husband, Francis of Gettysburg; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Daisy L. Rill, 87, of Hampstead, died December 8,  at the home of her son. She was the wife of the late Paul Clarkson Rill. Surviving are her son, P. Steven Rill and his wife Denise L. of Hampstead; grandson, Shawn Michael Rill of Baltimore; granddaughter, Sarah Marie Morrison of Hampstead; great-granddaughter, Jaidynn Marie Morrison of Hampstead; sisters, Helen Korman and Mary Tracey, both of Hampstead.

Richard Eugene Rouse, 86, of Westminster died November 24,  at the Carroll Hospice Dove House.  He was the husband of Mary Jane (McNeal) Rouse. Also surviving are numerous family and friends.

Barbara Jean Schmidt, 76, of Manchester, died December 9,  at her home. Surviving are daughters, Debra Lynn Karl and husband Van Karl of Glenville, PA and Teresa Layman and companion Craig Fisher of Westminster; son, Bobby Hargett and companion Laurie of Boonsboro, MD; significant other, Joe Taymans of Hampstead; grandsons, Jeremiah Dayhoff and wife Megan of Westminster, Shawn Morris and companion Nikki Sabol of Columbia, MD; granddaughters, Stacy Schubert and her husband Steve of Hanover, PA, Sarah Layman of Westminster, Katey Layman of Westminster, Marcelene Piper of Jacksonville, FL and Amanda Hargett of Boonsboro, MD. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bradley Allen Shoemaker, 51, died December 8,  in East Berlin. He was the son of Donald J. and Betty A. (Hinkle) Shoemaker of Dover. He is survived by his wife, Mary S. (Grim) Shoemaker, also two daughters, JoDi L. Shoemaker and Jena S. Shoemaker.

Dorothy B. Stevens, 98, of Gettysburg, died  Dec. 10, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. She was the wife of the late D.A. “Gus” Stevens. She is survived by her four children, Beverly S. Kittinger, of Copperas Cove, Texas, Larry D. Stevens, of Boise, Idaho, Grant D. Stevens, of Aurora, Colo., Carol L. Stevens, of Erlanger, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

Amy L. Thomas, 34, died December 9. She was the wife of John A. "Andy" Maynard. She was the daughter of Thomas and Rose (Thomas) Kerns of McSherrystown. She is also survived by her two brothers, Randy Thomas and Dominic Kerns, both of Hanover; her two sisters, Corie Hann and Erica Hurkala, both of McSherrystown; six nieces and nephews; grandmother, Dolores Good of McSherrystown; and parents-in-law, John and Karen Maynard of Downingtown.

Roby Larry Thompson, 73, of Hampstead, died December 6. He was the husband of Barbara Culler Thompson. Also surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Pam Thompson; grandson, John Thompson; granddaughter, Bridget Thompson, all of Baltimore; sister, Kay Leedy of Randallstown; uncle, Clayton Poff of Hampstead; and aunt, Geneva Greene of Westminster.

Francis N. Utz, 90, died  December 8,  at his home.  He is survived by his wife Betty Reed Dovell Utz. He is survived by daughters Linda Dovell Greenwood and husband Bob of Hampstead, Celesa Dovell Hagan and husband Todd of York, PA, brothers Wilbert (Doris) Utz of Mt. Airy, Marlin (Barb) Utz of Manchester, Nevin (Nancy) Utz of Las Vegas NV, Maretta (Bob) Warner of Hampstead, MD; sisters-in-laws, Helen Utz of Hampstead, Nancy Utz of Hanover, PA. Grandchildren, Rob and Jen Greenwood of Hampstead, Joe and Chelsea Hagan of Loganville PA, Sara Hagan of Imperial Beach CA, Jacob Hagan of Windsor PA, and Deni Greenwood of Finksburg, MD. Great grandchildren Kaiyli and Shae Greenwood, Finksburg MD, Makenzie and Jameson Greenwood, Hampstead, MD and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Romeo Valianti, 90, of Finksburg, died December 10, at his home. He was the husband of Ethel Bish Valianti. Also surviving are daughter Carole Valianti Hammen and son-in-law Don Hammen of Finksburg; sister Clara Schaeffer of Westminster; grandson Christopher Hammen; and brother-in-law Kenneth Bish of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Clyde D. Weaver, 93, died  December 8, at The Brethren Home Community. He is survived by three daughters, Shirley J. Crawford of Abbottstown, Juanita M. Spahr and her husband, George of East Berlin, and Barbara A. Laughman and her husband, Bob of New Oxford; a son, John D. Weaver and his wife, Monica of Hanover; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Samuel Eugene Witter, 84, died December 7,  at the Brethren Home Community. He was the husband of Anna Mae L. (Baughman) Witter. He is also survived by a daughter, Donna M. Mummert and her husband Dwight of Hanover; a son, Edwin S. Witter and his wife Gale of Gardners; a daughter, Yvonne J. Lauchman and her husband George of York; a daughter, Doris E. Hobbs and her husband Nathan of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Daniel E. Witter and his wife Karen of York Springs; a son, James E. Witter, Sr. and his wife Janet of East Berlin; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger N. Witter and his wife Esther of Mechanicsburg, and Robert E. Witter and his wife Dorothy of New Oxford; and five sisters, Marilynn Rice of Palmyra, Geraldine Schildt and her husband Lloyd of New Oxford, Mary Winter and her husband Donald of Gratz, Dorothy Potteiger and her husband Donald of Orrstown, and Janet Lehman and her husband Jack of Newville.