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Virginia Leatherwood Shifflett, , formerly of Sykesville,...


Virginia Leatherwood Shifflett, , formerly of Sykesville, died Tuesday in Baltimore County. She was retired from Haussner's Restaurant in Baltimore. Survivors are her husband, Edward Shifflett; mother, Helen Leatherwood; a daughter in Baltimore County; and son in Baltimore; brothers, Richard, Martin and Gurney Leatherwood of Sykesville and Ralph Leatherwood of Anne Arundel County; sisters, Joan Metcalf and Faye Dix of Sykesville; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, a sister and her father.


Justus Denner, 75, a former county commissioner for 13 months, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

He was born April 16, 1917 and attended public school in Manchester. After graduating from Gettysburg College in 1933, he operated the Greenmount Canning Co. for 20 years. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in 1945 at Sampson Naval Station in New York. Gov. J. Millard Tawes appointed Denner as a commissioner to finish the term of Edmund Carr, who died in office in 1964. While in office, he helped attract Random House to the county and developed Carroll's first comprehensive zoning ordinance. He served on the board of the Carroll County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Shaffer Denner; sons, Jeffrey Denner of California, Justus C. Denner and J. Carlton Denner of Hampstead, and Jon C. Denner of Vermont; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, Md. 21236-0025.

Mount Airy

W. Stanley Lare, 63, an avid bowler, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was a driver for Hahn Transportation Co. in New Market, Frederick County, and coached Little League baseball for 23 years. He played and coached for the Maryland State Baseball League. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte S. Lare; daughter, Cindy Baker of here; sons, James Lare of the U.S. Navy and Michael Lare Sr. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 44, Mount Airy, Md. 21771.


Maude Lightfoot Koller, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday at Sykesville Eldercare Center. Survivors are daughter, Helen K. Taylor of here; brother, Robert Milligan of Arizona; sister, Louise Yost of Cape St. Claire, Anne Arundel County; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Paul Howard Hall, 79, a resident here from 1974 to 1991, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson after a lengthy illness. A division manager with Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 38 years, he retired in 1972, then moved to Carroll County, where he belonged to Messiah United Methodist Church. He served as administrative board chairman and church school superintendent. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ. He was a World War II veteran, serving as an Army medic in the Philippines and occupied Japan, and a member of the Hesson-Snider Post 120 of the American Legion. Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, R. Kent and Jeannette Mossner-Hall of Reisterstown; brother, Richard Hall of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Taneytown Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Taneytown, Md. 21787.

Tilghman Island

C. Rosella Pittinger, 72, formerly of Keysville, died Monday in Salisbury, Wicomico County. A retired licensed practical nurse at Church Home Hospital in Baltimore, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law of Salisbury; sons, Gerald L. Pittinger of South Carolina and Jonathan D. Pittinger of Littlestown, Pa.; sister, Blanche E. Arnold of Littlestown; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801.


Helen G. Grove, 83, died Monday at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. A graduate of Union Bridge High School, she was a seamstress for Webster's Coat Factory and later a practical nurse. She was predeceased by her husband, William Henry Grove, who died in 1948. Survivors are sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Rinehart and Mary Lee Goodwin of here; two nephews; and one niece.

Photani Despina Roseboro, infant daughter of William and Tracie Green Roseboro, died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. Other survivors include a brother, Zachary Roseboro, at home; maternal grandparents, Marshall and Velma Green of New Windsor; paternal grandparents, Cornelius and Eloise Perry of Washington; and seven aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be conducted at noon today at Holy Transfiguration Church, North Collington Street, Baltimore.

John S. Wilson, 38, a sales representative for American Frozen Food Co. in Catonsville, Baltimore County, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Glenn A. and Barbara Kelley Wilson of Newton Square, Pa.; brothers, James J. Wilson of Colorado and Jeffrey B. Wilson of Massachusetts; sister, Susan Harris of here, Judith Wilson of Washington, Anne Wilson of Connecticut and Elizabeth Wilson of California; four nieces; and one nephew.

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