Minerva M. Ojanen, 83, of Quincy, PA and formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Quincy Village. Born May 19, 1935 in Letterkenny Township, she was a daughter of the late John C. Forrester and Mary Grace Wenger Forrester. Minerva was a graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She began her career as an LPN in the Emergency Department at the Chambersburg Hospital and later was employed as an LPN with Orthopedic Associates in Chambersburg for over 30 years until her retirement in 1998. She was a member of Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church and the Shining Lights Sunday school class. Minerva was known for her cooking and especially her pies. She also enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitch and canning. She is survived by her son David C. Forrester and wife Nancy of Greencastle; two grandsons, Bryan J. Forrester and wife Gloria of Greencastle, and Jeremy C. Forrester of Lemasters; two great granddaughters, Samantha and Haylee Forrester; two siblings, Janice Hockenberry of Newburg and John Forrester and wife Charlene of Chambersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Minerva was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert A. Wagaman in 1974; her second husband, Eugene V. Ojanen in 1999; and two siblings, Bernice McKelvey and Graydon Forrester. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 24, 2018, in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA, 17202. Rev. Kevin Witter will officiate. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Quincy Village Benevolent Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Gladys Irene Motter, 66, of Dry Run, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2018, at Hershey Medical Center with her family by her side. Born July 15, 1952 in Lewistown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Xopher “Buster” Hurrell and Patricia Buchanan Hurrell. Her beloved husband of 45 years, Randy D. Motter, preceded her in death on June 13, 2017. Gladys was employed as a seamstress for many years and later as a farm technician with Country View Farms in Hustontown, PA until her retirement in February of 2017. She enjoyed going to the races, working puzzles, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Wendy Madden of Dry Run, Bethel Ash (Donnie) of Tioga, PA, and Crystal Kennedy (Mike) of Dry Run; seven grandchildren, Brooke Crouse (Cody), Jordan Rowland, Desirae Rowland, LaRanda Rowland, Trever Ash, Heather Vosburg, and Cory Kennedy; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Kaylie, Makenna, Abbie and Ayden; and three siblings, Hazel Johnson, Roger Hurrell and Lois Hurrell. In addition to her parents and husband, Gladys was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Hurrell and Loretta Flemming. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Agett-Geisel Funeral Home, 18875 Main Street, Dry Run, PA 17220. Pastor Judy Rowles will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Upper Path Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Beryl V. Ross, age 94, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Providence Place. Born February 14, 1924, in Luthers Mills, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Cora Carman Strope. A 1940 graduate of Towanda High School, Mrs. Ross went on to work in Data Entry for Baltimore County. She was a member of Zephyr Christian Church in Florida and had attended Mr. Pleasant United Brethren Church. Mrs. Ross enjoyed bowling, golf, pinochle and various other card games. Surviving are three children, Roy A. Ross (wife Helen) of Baldwin, MD; Cheryl Metzger of Chambersburg, PA; and Robert Ross (wife Jeannie) of Perry Hall, MD, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clifford Ross in 1989, a son-in-law John Metzger, and siblings, Louise and Allen. Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 1 PM at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
LeRoy W. Fleagle, Sr., age 90, Fayetteville, PA, passed away at home unexpectedly on Monday, September 17, 2018. Born October 31, 1927, in Metal, PA, he was a son of the late Marietta Susan Fleagle and Elmer E. North. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Fleagle served honorably during WWII. He worked at various locations for the U.S. Government; beginning at Letterkenny Army Depot in Security, then he was transferred to the 10th Air Force in Great Falls, MT, then to Richards Gebauer AFB in Kansas City, MO, and Federal Aviation Administration in MO and to Salt Lake City, UT. He retired at Fort Polk LA, as advisor on troop support items and aviation to the commanding officer, as well as reserve unites. And National Guard Units in LA and MS. Among the many schools his work led him too; he went to the F.A.A Academy in Oklahoma City on Navigation Aids for F.A.A. While living in PA, Mr. Fleagle worked 16 years, for the PA Game commission in law enforcement and other duties. He attended the PA Game Commission Ross Leffer school of Conservation. After retirement, he worked in LA for the Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Fleagle entered the Christopher Diehl Lodge # 19 in Magna, UT; he was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Shrine, York Rite, and the Eastern Star, which he joined with his wife, Alice. He enjoyed car racing, rock hunting, gardening, and helping people with electrical problems. Surviving are two sons, LeRoy W. “Skip” Fleagle, Jr. (wife Betty) of Scotland, PA and Monte Ray Fleagle (Demaris) of AZ; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Frank North of West Virginia and Nellie Leedy of Fannettsburg, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice C. Cordell Fleagle in 2012 and a brother Eddie W. North. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Pastor William “Bill” McCloskey will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 6 – 8 PM and one hour prior to the service on Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Shriner’s Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103. Online condolences may be offered on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.
Robert A. “Bob” Bard, Sr., age 87, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at York Hospital. Born May 15, 1931, in Fulton County, PA, he was a son of the late Andrew R. and Pauline Catherine Fittry Bard. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Air Force as well as the Army National Guard. He worked in electronics at Letterkenny Army Depot and Quality Control at Grove Manufacturing, retiring from Grove in 1986. He also worked and retired from the former Lynn Chevrolet as a salesman. Bob was a member of the St. Thomas Assembly of God, where he enjoyed being a youth Sunday school teacher. He was a former Sunday school superintendent. He also went on mission trips through the church to Africa and Mexico. Bob had a love of gospel music, which led him to sing as a member of The Gospel Aires Quartet. In addition to his church, Bob was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a federally licensed gunsmith. An avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing roses, woodworking, and creating custom gun stocks. Surviving is his loving wife of 37 years, Nancy Piper Bard, whom he married on Valentine’s Day of 1981; his children, Gary Bard and wife Beverly, of High Point, NC, Cynthia L. Barges of St. Thomas, PA, Robert “Bobby” Bard, Jr. and wife April, of St. Thomas, PA, and Nancy L. Ramer and husband, Robert of Chambersburg, PA; seven grandchildren, Heather Bard, Regina Spagnardi (husband Michael), Gerry Barges (wife Karen), Anthony Bard (wife Nicole), Brandon Bard (Brittany), Shawn Ramer (Jade), and Christopher Ramer; five great-grandchildren; four siblings, Jean Lake, Arlene Ryder (husband Donald), Marlene Rubeck, and Harry Bard (wife Doris); two sisters-in-law, Marsha and Joyce Bard; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jan Chilcote; a son-in-law, Alan T. Barges; and two brothers, Marvin Ray and Larry Bard. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas Assembly of God, 173 Rhondel Dr., St. Thomas, PA, where Pastor Josh Baldwin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19, at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA. There will be no viewing at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Assembly of God Missions Fund at the churches address above.