Menno E. Landis, 90, of Chambersburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born April 22, 1928 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Menno Landis, Sr. and Anna Mary Barkdoll Landis. His beloved wife, Virginia Barnhart Landis, preceded him in death on March 19, 2010. Menno and Virginia had a farm in Maryland for nine years after which he worked for Pepsi Cola for 14 years as a Supervisor. In 1956 they moved to Chambersburg and operated the Tastee Freeze for five years. In 1971 he founded M.E. Landis Aluminum Products. He was a member and served as Deacon of the Brethren Fellowship. He served on the Occupational Services Inc. board, was a charter member of the Hamilton Ruritan Club and served as President of Hamilton School Board. Menno enjoyed the fellowship of his friends on the golf course, meeting friends and family at local restaurants and the fellowship of friends and neighbors on his back porch. He is survived by four children, Gene and his companion Phyllis Libby, of Fayetteville, Patti and Robbie Gable, Chambersburg, Connie and Luis Teissier, Houston, TX. and Michelle and Owen Myers, Marion, PA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He also has four siblings, Daniel and Joan Landis, Broomall, PA, Charlotte Martin, Chambersburg, Richard and Lois Landis, Mountville, PA, and Ray and Joyce Landis, Alberta Canada. He is preceded in death by his wife, a son Richard and three siblings, Lois Keefer, Blanche Martin and Robert Landis. His funeral will be held 10 AM Monday June 25th in the Chapel at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc. 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday June 24th from 5 – 7PM at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
Edna D. Mackey, 95 of Waynesboro, PA, died Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018 at Quincy Village. Born September 29, 1922 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Fred K. and Fannie Dice Rife. A hard worker, Mrs. Mackey worked alongside her husband on the family farm early in their marriage. She was later employed at Corning in Greencastle for twenty-five years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg and a former member of Otterbein United Brethren Church in Waynesboro. She enjoyed spending time with her family; she loved little children; enjoyed working puzzles; collecting dolls; working on family genealogy; and making people laugh. She will be remembered by many for her homemade noodles and her butterscotch pies. Her husband, Amos H. Mackey, Jr., whom she married June 4, 1942, preceded her in death on September 20, 2005. She is survived by two daughters, Doris M. Stoner and husband Ronald P., and Joann L. Lockbaum and husband Richard A.; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Mackey, all of Waynesboro; seven grandsons, Lynn R. Stoner and wife Rhonda, Kirk P. Stoner, Lonnie E. Stoner and wife Crystal, Jeffrey J. Metcalfe and wife Tracy, Joseph M. Metcalfe and wife Lisa, Jeremy E. Metcalfe and wife Melissa, and Timothy A. Mackey of Chambersburg, a step-granddaughter, Christina S. Miller and friend Tracy Hight; eight great grandchildren, Andy Stoner and wife Becky, Donnie Stoner and wife Kari, Courtney Stoner, Chelsey Turner, Benjamin Metcalfe and wife Elizabeth, Emily Metcalfe, Kayla Ore and husband Andrew, and Rowan Mackey; a step-great grandson Derrick Shockey; and nine great-great grandchildren, Blake, Wyatt, Gracie, Taelynn, and Maddi Stoner, Lucas Turner, Dawson Ore, Farrah Ore, and Landon Metcalfe. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald E. Mackey on October 1, 2012; four brothers, Melvin, Jay, Don, and Garnet Rife; and three sisters, Fern Martin, Helen Dice, and Grace Dice. A fifth generation grandmother, it was Mrs. Mackey’s wish five years ago to see the birth of her first great-great-grandchildren and she was blessed to see the birth of nine. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM Monday, June 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Ronald Cook will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday in the funeral home. Memorials contributions may be made to King Street United Brethren Church, 162 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Mardelle L. Overcash age 88, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Menno Haven. Born March 6, 1930, in Hampton, IA, she was a daughter of the late Walter Behn and Louella and Peter Burmester Behn Johnanson. Mrs. Overcash worked as a fiscal assistant at Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, hiking, sewing, and her beloved dogs. Surviving are two children, Susan Harvey of Fayetteville, PA and Douglas Overcash of Chambersburg, PA; and two grandchildren, Tiffany Overcash of Chambersburg, PA and Benjamin Overcash (Sarah) of Chambersburg, PA; a great-grandson, Sullivan Overcash; and two siblings, Dennis Johansen (wife Jane) of Santa Margarita, CA and Walter Behn (wife Sherry) of Gresham, OR. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Overcash in 1994. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 10 AM at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, PA, where Rev. Murray Stevens will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Rd., West, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Barbara K. Fickes, age 60, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away at her home unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Born March 26, 1958, in Chambersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Max “Jim” and Retha Schellhase Goetz. Mrs. Fickes was a 1976 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She had most recently worked in customer service at Rite Aid. An avid gardener, Barbara was well known for her beautiful flowers and gardens. Surviving is her son, Troy Fickes (Amanda) of Fayetteville, PA; grandson, Finley Fickes; and four siblings, Kim Goetz (Kathy), Dee Wilhide (Kenneth), Jim Goetz (Rhonda), and Tim Goetz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Fickes in 2008. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Rev. Murray Stevens will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Norland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, Franklin/Fulton unit, 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403.
Marva Grafton Harris Spell, 87, of Bronx, NY and formerly of Hyde County, NC, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born January 13, 1931, in Hyde County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Gibbs Harris. Her beloved husband, John Ivey Spell, preceded her in death on October 16, 1991. Marva was a 1949 graduate of Hyde County Training High School in Sladesville, NC. She was employed in food service with the New York City Public School System until her retirement. She loved reading her bible, sharing the good news about Jehovah’s Kingdom with others, growing flowers and fruit trees, collecting pictures and collecting knick- knacks. She is survived by four daughters, Shirley A. Anderson (Leroy) of Bronx, NY, Gwendolyn M. Howard (Gary Howard, Sr.) of South River, NJ, Vanessa J. Howard (Derek) of Cayambe, Equador, and Myra S. Harris (Sherod) of Jonesboro, GA; six grandchildren, Dawn Williams, Jason Anderson, Leah Taylor (Stephen), Gary Howard, Jr., Javin Trimble and Quentin Harris; three great grandchildren, Giavanni and Savannah Williams, and Nyla Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Lena Harris and Florine Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Marva was preceded in death by five brothers, Henderson, Sherman, Jack, Samuel and Warren Harris; and three sisters, Myrtle Howard, Nancy Jones and Frances Gray. Interment will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Harris Cemetery in Scranton, NC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington, NC. “But as for you, go on to the end. You will rest, but you will stand up for your lot at the end of the days.” Daniel 12:13.