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DATELINE: Abbottstown


Thelma C. Wilhide, 84, died Monday at her Pennsylvania home here. She was the widow of John M. Wilhide. She and her husband had owned Wilhide's Mobile Home Park in York, Pa. Surviving are sons, John M. Wilhide Jr. and Ronald W. Wilhide, both of Pennsylvania; sisters, Hollace Baumgardner and Eleanor Hoff, both of Westminster; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Richard C. Annan, 80, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore. A Baltimore County resident, he was the husband of Josephine C.

Annan. He had retired from Western Electric Co. In addition to his wife, survivors include children, Laura A. D'Aiutolo of Montgomery County, Josephine E. Strott of Georgia, Anne E. Nepper and Wade G. Emmett, both of Virginia, George C. Emmett of Delaware and Frances E. Moser of Finksburg; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church, Reisterstown, Baltimore County.

DATELINE: Hampstead

Loretta A. Adams, 93, a former resident here, died Thursday in Delaware at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the William Adams. Survivors include a son, William E. Adams of Baltimore County; daughters, Marion Bridges of Oklahoma and Betty Burk of Delaware; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Katherine A. Neville, 84, died Saturday. She was the wife of the late James P. Neville. Survivors include daughters, Regina M. Neville and Katherine A. Comfort, of here; sister, Regina M. Albert; and one granddaughter.

DATELINE: Manchester

Raymond L. Ensor, 71, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mildred M. Ensor. Before retiring, he worked at Maple Grove Saw Mill. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Raymond L. Ensor of here; daughter, Shirley Brodowski of here; sisters, Ethel Krichten and Mary Staub of Pennsylvania and Nellie Childress of Prince George's County, and four grandchildren.


DATELINE: Mount Airy

Elizabeth I. Hoff, 72, a former resident here, died Sunday in Bunnell, Fla. She was the wife of the late Charles M. Hoff. A licensed practical nurse, she was a former member of Edgewood Church of the Brethren here.

Survivors include daughters, Janet Cummings of South Carolina and Joan Schatz of Florida; sons, Charles W. Hoff of Florida and Harold Hoff of Georgia; sisters, Margaret Horton of Mount Airy and Dorothy Warfield of Frederick; a brother, William Purdum of here; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Windsor Funeral Home of D. D. Hartzler.

DATELINE: Sabillasville

Warren G. Oller, 60, died Nov. 12 in Florida. A Frederick County resident, he was the son of Helen G. Oller of Pennsylvania and the late Warren F. Oller. He was the husband of Florence H. Oller. He owned Oller Paving and Leasing Co. In addition to his mother and wife, survivors include daughters, Bunnie Ricketts of Arizona, Debra Riley of Baltimore County and Karen Kay of Finksburg; a sister, Ruth Spring of Ohio; and three grandchildren.

DATELINE: Sykesville


Frieda L. McMahon, 86, died Monday at Sykesville Eldercare Center.

Twice widowed, she was the wife of Foley Claybaugh and Samuel McMahon.

Until her retirement, she had worked at Westinghouse here. Survivors include a daughter, Betty J. Hilterbrick of Baltimore; a brother, Phillip Mech of Westminster; sisters, Stella Miller, Helen Manning and Emma Staab, all of Baltimore; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services are at 10 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home.

LeRoy W. Peppler, 86, died Nov. 4 at Sykesville Eldercare Center. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Surviving are sisters, Emma Rule and Clara E. Cuneo, both of Baltimore; several nieces and nephews and the Charles Will family, with whom he resided.

DATELINE: Taneytown

Muriel E. Fream, 87, died Nov. 14 at Carroll County General Hospital.


She was the wife of the late J. Ernest Fream and the mother of the late Marie Smith and Elwood Fream. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Harney. Survivors include daughters, Maxine Bowers and Betty Naylor of here; sons, James F. Fream of Anne Arundel County, Robert Fream of Frederick County, and George A. Fream, John M. Fream, Charles A.

Fream and Glenn W. Fream, all of here; a half-sister, Margaret Carterider of Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Floyd S. Fogle, 61, died Friday at his home. He was the husband of Virginia L. Fogle. He was employed with Southern States Cooperative. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Carolyn Cooksey of Prince George's County, Connie Fogle of here and Emma Rodkey of Taneytown; sons, John F. Fogle and Edward M. Griffith, both of Westminster, and Floyd S. Fogle Jr. of Taneytown; sisters, Mary Anna Buffington and Arbelle Valentine, both of Frederick County, Madeline Warner of Taneytown and Isabelle Falcone of Anne Arundel County; brothers, Thomas B. Fogle of Frederick County and Oscar A. Fogle Sr. of Taneytown; and one granddaughter.

DATELINE: Westminster

Henry A. Main, 73, died Nov. 10 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Anna C. Main. Retired from Gould Inc. here, he was a member of the Church of God. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Mark A. Main and Bruce H. Main, and a daughter, Bonita K. Main, all of here.


A. Virginia B. Zepp, 70, died Sunday at Hanover General Hospital, Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Zepp. Before retiring, she was a manager for Lana Lobell Apparel Shop. Survivors include daughters, Nancy Myers of Littlestown, Pa., and Phyllis Ciceri of Worcester County; a brother, Joseph Bankert of here; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Thomas D.

Fletcher & Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St.

Ruth C. Helfrich, 61, died Nov. 14 at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore.

She was the wife of the late Rev. Harold B. Helfrich and the mother of the late Mark J. Helfrich. Retired from the Western Maryland College Book Store, she was a volunteer at Carroll County General Hospital. Surviving are a son, Rev. David B. Helfrich of Baltimore County; a brother, Robert L.

Caulk of Delaware; and one granddaughter.

William R. Rickell, 83, died Thursday at Hanover Hall Nursing Home, Pennsylvania. He was the husband of the late Geraldine H. Rickell. He was a retired self-employed building contractor. Survivors include sons, Gerald W. Rickell and Gene L. Rickell of Union Mills; and three grandchildren.


Reginald E. Valdivia, 82, died Thursday at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was the husband of Helen R. Valdivia. Before his retirement, he had been employed as a materials handler by General Motors Corp. in Baltimore. He was a member of the Westminster Baptist Church, where he sang in the men's choir. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Ronald Valdivia of Indiana; daughters, Gloria M. Murvihill of Indiana and Sandra Wiseman of Michigan; a stepson, LeRoy C. Rhoades of here; a stepdaughter, Diana H. Hagerty of North Carolina; a sister, Marie Oliver of California; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.