Eileen G. Estes, 80, died Monday at...


Eileen G. Estes, 80, died Monday at her Howard County home. She was the wife of Howard T. Estes. She had retired after 25 years as a licensed practical nurse at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville. Inaddition to her husband, survivors include sons Richard H. Estes Sr.and Eugene E. Estes, both of Sykesville, and Dale E. Estes of Deer Park, Texas; brothers Elwood and William Fallon, both of Pennsylvania;sister Hanna MacConnell of Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DATELINE: Hampstead

Charles E. Currens, 87, died Monday at Long View Nursing Home. Hewas the husband of Beatrice Street Currens. A retired tool and die maker for Black & Decker Corp., he was a member of Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren. Survivors include sisters Anna Clayton and Margaret Currens, both of Baltimore County, and brothers W. A. Currens of Florida and Russell Currens of Colorado. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren, 10 Long Green Road, Glen Arm. The family requests memorial donations to the church.


Ethel Shipley Barnes, 88, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Howard L. Barnes and the mother of the late Clarence S. Barnes. A member of Community Baptist Church, she had worked for Cambridge Rubber Co. in Taneytown and the Westminster and Pleasant Valley shoe companies. Survivors include sons Howard L. Barnes Jr. and David R. Barnes, both of Westminster, and Robert C. and Truman J. Barnes, both of here; daughters NellieM. Stitley and Elsie M. Black, both of here, and Emma E. Thomas of Missouri; sisters Betty Crest and Maude Masemore, both of Hanover, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Manchester

Gladys V. Becker, 79, died Saturday at the Long View Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Becker. She had retired from Black & Decker Corp. Several nieces and nephews survive.

DATELINE: Shepherdstown

Wyvonna Burkett, 51, aWest Virginia resident, died Sept. 17 at City Hospital in Martinsburg. A homemaker, she was the wife of Donald E. Burkett. Additional survivors include sons Donald M. Burkett of Baltimore, James L. Burkett of Richmond, Charles Burkett of Manchester and Ernest Riffey of Westminster; daughters Wanda J. Mallory of Richmond and Rosa Gosnell of Sykesville; stepmother Bonnie Johnson of Hancock; and 13 grandchildren.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Edna A. Stanford, 74, died Sunday at Baltimore County General Hospital. A retired licensed practical nurse, she had worked in New York. A son, Gary Stanford of St. Albann, N.Y., survives. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 350 River Road, where friends may call from 6:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

DATELINE: Westminster

William Elmo, 42, died suddenly Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was thehusband of Roxanne Rill Elmo. A graduate of Westminster High School,he was a supervisor machinist for Master Power Inc. He was a scoutmaster for Troop 380 at Wesley Church and a member of Dug Hill Rod and Gun Club and the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Jonathan D. and Jason D. Elmo, both of here; grandfather Reginald Devilbiss of here; and cousin Buddy Long of here. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel in Manchester. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.

John P. Bosley Sr., 63, died Sept. 17 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Doris Ashe Bosley. Additional survivors are sons John P. Bosley Jr. of Hampstead and William Bosley of Alesia; sisters Pauline Drawbaugh, June Rutledge and Nellie J. Cole, all of Upperco, and Kathlene Cowman of Reisterstown; and brothers Joshua T. Bosley of Owings Mills and Roland L. Bosley of here.

Eleanor M. Gartrell, 74, a former resident here, died Friday at her Frederick County home. She was the wife of the late Fernley Gartrell. A member of the Glade United Church of Christ in Walkersville, shealso was a life member of the Carroll County General Hospital LadiesAuxiliary and the Historical Society of Carroll County. Two nieces and two nephews survive. The family requests memorial donations to theAmerican Cancer Society or to the Frederick County Hospice, 1730 N. Market St., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, 21702.

Sara A. Gates, 86, died Friday at the Hillview Nursing Home in Hanover, Pa. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Gates. A retired bookkeeper, she was a member of the Temple Square Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving is a son, John M. Huwig of here; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions tothe charity of one's choice.

Miller Mae Weddle, 80, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church. She had received the Outstanding Senior award from the American Association of Retired Persons in 1983. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia L. Eller of Keymar; a foster-sister, Viola Fowble of Manchester; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters;two step-great-granddaughters; and one great-great- granddaughter.

DATELINE: Woodbine

Charles F. D. Keefer, 92, died Sept. 16 at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. He was the husband of the late Grace P. Keefer. He was a member of Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church here. Surviving are a son, C. Dale Keefer of Sykesville; a sister, Pauline Crumwell of Rockville; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

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