Elizabeth Idella Robbins, 73, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles B. Robbins and the mother of the late Ronald Robbins. A retired nursing assistant, she had been employed by the state and in private nursing homes. She continued the work on a volunteer basis following her retirement. Survivors include daughters, Wanda Ahern of Garrett County and Patricia Mathis of Woodbine; sons, Francis Barth of West Virginia and Larry Welsh of Finksburg; sisters, Betty Welsh and Edna Hartsock of Walkersville, Doris Picket of Sykesville, Mary Meyers of Pennsylvania, Helen Covington of Sykesville and Katherine Harrison of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Carroll L. Sewell, 82, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Alice S. Sewell. Retired from Black and Decker Corp., he had worked as a machinist. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Arthur and Edward Sewell, both of Baltimore; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Vinard L. Franklin, 80, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of the late Joyce Hill Franklin. A retired sheet metal worker, he was a member of the Westminster Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include a daughter, Betty McGee of Westminster; sisters, Rosa L. Calhoun of Millers and Alverta Fisher of Westminster; brother, J. B. Franklin of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Minnie L. Tyler, 66, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late George E. Tyler. Survivors include sons, Robert Williams of Frederick, Richard and Leon Tyler, both of Mount Airy; daughters, Beverly Lyles of Mount Airy, Betty Tyler of Germantown, Sylvia Dotson and Irene Byrd, both of Gaithersburg, and Minnie Tyler of Frederick; sister, Ida Smith of Germantown; 25 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jean L. "Jake" Seipp, 62, died Monday at his Baltimore County home. He was the husband of Marian Tracy Seipp. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion. Self-employed as a carpenter, he worked in partnership with his brother-in-law, Sterling Thompson. Additional survivors include a daughter, Linda J. Markline of Randallstown; son, Richard K. Seipp of Stewartstown, Pa.; brothers, Paul Seipp of Hanover, Pa., George Seipp of Florida, John, Norris and Jack Seipp, all of Hampstead; sisters, Blanche Thompson of Upperco, Ethel Seipp of Reisterstown, Shirley Steger of Manchester, Eva Thompson, Lorretta Seipp, Beatrice Lamon and Geraldine Ruby, all of Hampstead; and three grandsons. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel Road. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. today at J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa.
Dorothy Miles Jackson, 67, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. She was the wife of Edward L. Jackson. A telephone operator, she had worked at The Sun. Additional survivors include daughters, Carol Mehaffie of York, Pa., and Joyce Moore of Sykesville; stepson, Edward L. Jackson Jr. of Essex; sister, Edith Burd of California; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville.
Rosemary C. Harris, 57, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the daughter of Ethel Kavalesky of Sykesville and the late Julian Kavalesky. She was the wife of Francis M. Harris Sr. Recently, she had retired from Westminster Bank and Trust Co., where she had been head teller. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Francis M. Harris Jr. of Pikesville; daughter, Laura Inskeep of Taneytown; and one grandson. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville.
James D. Fiscus, 73, a former resident here, died Monday at the Maple Farms Nursing Center in Akron, Pa. He was the husband of Jean Johnston Fiscus. A U.S. Army captain during World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Before moving to Pennsylvania, he and his wife operated a mink farm in Taneytown. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen J. and Robert C. Pool of Virginia, and two granddaughters. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, Duke and Orange streets, Lancaster, Pa., where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services.
Wendell C. Dunlap, 84, a former resident here, died Sunday at his daughter's home in Florida. He was the husband of the late Dolly S. Dunlap. Retired after 35 years as an adjustment clerk for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, he was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Hammacher of Florida; brother, Robert C. Dunlap of Ohio; sister, Margaret A. Rachford of Ohio; and one grandson. Services will be at 2:45 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, where friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the services.
Karen Sibley Spangler, 42, died Saturday at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Doris Morton Sibley of England and the late Albert Sibley. She was the wife of Fred Spangler. Additional survivors include daughters, Susanne Hyser of Westminster and Brandi S. Spangler of Taneytown; a son, Michael R. Hyser of New Windsor; brothers, Peter and Paul Sibley, both of England; and sisters, Janet Ross of South Carolina and Catherine White of England. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Chester P. Bossler, 78, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Lois Minnie Bossler. A retired tool and dye maker, he had worked for Martin Marietta Corp. in Baltimore County. In addition to his wife, survivors include step-daughters, Brenda Shover of Baltimore and Diana Guglielmetti of Sykesville; brother, John Bossler; and sisters, Rhoda Bossler and Ethel Walker, all of Shamokin, Pa.
Lawrence J. Manner, 70, died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Betty Lou Manner. In the construction industry for many years, he had been a superintendent for Whiting-Turner and was a member of the Carpenter's Union. Additional survivors include daughters, Betty Lou Cross of Vermont, Judy Anstreatt of Arbutus and Bonnie Freitag of Mount Airy; brother, Francis Manner of Sykesville; sisters, Agnes Able of Cooksville, Catherine Snow, Marie O'Donnell and Theresa Garland, all of Ellicott City, and Betty Cavey of Columbia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at St. Paul Catholic Church, Ellicott City.