Herbert T. Behrens, 87, of Chambersburg, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Menno Haven. Born May 3, 1931 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Herman and Bertha Pruser Behrens. Mr. Behrens was a 1949 graduate of the Curtis High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Wagner College in 1955. He served with the US Navy for 41 years, retiring from military service in March of 1991. Early in his career he was employed as a chemist with CIBA and then Warner-Lambert pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey. He began his federal career with the US Food and Drug Administration in 1964 as a Consumer Safety Officer, retiring in 1995 after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Montgomery Central Lions Club in Gaithersburg, MD, the Greencastle Lions Club, and the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club. He was active with the Lions Club International Stamp Club for many years. His hobbies included stamp collecting, reading, gardening, and cruising. His wife, Virginia Seeth Behrens, whom he married January 19, 1931, preceded him in death on December 1, 2017. He is survived by three daughters Rhonda Behrens of Pevely, MO, Karen Behrens of Chambersburg, Sheri Stephens and husband David of Chambersburg; his step-granddaughter, Victoria Davies; and his great-granddaughter, Olivia Davies. He is also survived by his sister, Renate Behrens Sackoff of Kendall Park, NJ, and his first cousin Margaret Pruser Hauck and husband Fred of Putnam Valley, NY Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Interment will be at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Minister Charles Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2595 Interstate Dr suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the American Cancer Society, Franklin/Fulton Unit, 924 North Colonial Avenue, York, PA 17403.
Hazel E. (Yeatter) Guyer, 90, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Saturday evening, August 18, 2018 at her home. Born January 4, 1928 in Doylesburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herman H. and Celestia F. Harris Yeatter. She had worked alongside her husband dairy farming and had been employed at the former Shirt Craft Company in Shippensburg and J. Schoeneman Company in Chambersburg, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a member of New Guilford Brethren In Christ Church where she was active with the sewing circle. Mrs. Guyer enjoyed quilting and she and her husband made over 200 quilts for the Mennonite Central Committee. She enjoyed attending her grandchildrens’ sporting events and volunteered for many years with Guilford Little League. Her husband, Norman B. Guyer, whom she married March 26, 1946, preceded her in death on June 26, 1998. She is survived by three children, Arthur Guyer (Debra) of Chambersburg, Vonnie Foltz of Chambersburg, and Bruce Guyer of Atlanta, Georgia; seven grandchildren, April Guyer Ramirez, Norman, Andy, Alan, Amie, Elizabeth, and Tiffany Guyer; seven great-grandchildren, Ava, Levi, Lila, Lilli, and Kyrie Guyer, Jocelyn and Joél Ramirez; and her sister, Lewese Peck and husband Robert of Shippensburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Rowland Guyer; her grandson Michael Guyer; two brothers, Harvey and Kenneth, and a sister, Nancy Ryder. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Pastor Lawton Jacobs will officiate. Interment will follow at Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Spring Run, PA. The family will receive friends from Noon-1:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Charles E. “Bud” Miller, Jr., age 81, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Menno Haven. Born May 9, 1937, in Camden, NJ, he was a son of the late C. Eugene Miller., Sr. and Florence Wilkens Miller. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Science in 1959 and his Master of Science in Engineering in 1961, both from Purdue University. He later joined the staff of Shippensburg University, where he taught from 1966 until his retirement in 1998. A lifelong student, Bud was passionate about learning, teaching, collecting books, and studying them from his library. He also enjoyed classical music, collecting, and playing clarinets and saxophones. Bud had co-authored “A Structured Approach to Fortran” a textbook in computer science. He was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. Bud also loved animals, especially Cocker Spaniels, fly fishing, travelling, especially in the Adirondacks and upstate New York, and studying genealogy. Surviving is his wife of 13 years, Marilyn J. Swartz Miller, whom he married on January 8, 2005; two daughters, Diana Kennedy (husband Marc) of Lusby, MD and Cindy Pierce (husband Doug) of Elizabethton, TN; four grandchildren, Devin Kennedy, Ashleigh, Jessica, and Steffanie Pierce; a brother, Robert “Bob” Miller (wife Beth) of Chambersburg, PA; and numerous extended family. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Cornett Miller in 2004. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202.
Lois M. Yocum, age 90, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in Menno Haven Nursing Center. Born January 5, 1928, in Marion, PA, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna Lenherr Kyle. Mrs. Yocum was a 1946 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She went on to work at the former Stanley company for 33 years, all while maintaining her home and family as a homemaker. She was a member of Marion First United Methodist Church for over 75 years. Her hobbies included her family, her love of cooking, maintaining her home, including mowing her own grass until age 88, knitting, crocheting, and completing jig saw puzzles. Surviving are two sons, Victor Yocum and wife Sandi of Myrtle Beach, SC and Johnson Yocum and wife Bonnie of Chambersburg, PA; a grandson, Patrick Yocum and wife Hillary; and two great-grandchildren, Elise and Katie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnson W. Yocum in 1991 and a brother, Robert Kyle. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11 AM at Marion United Methodist Church, 94 Colorado St, Marion, PA 17235, where Pastor Brent Stouffer will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17201. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her name to the above church and address.
Carol “Chip” Jean Barnes, 68, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Thursday morning, August 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma since January of 2017. Born October 18, 1949 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Carl Rife and Mary Josephine Heller Barnes. She was a 1967 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Chip worked most of her life as a Medical Transcriptionist, most recently with Summit Health since 2008. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chambersburg where she served on the Altar Guild and as an usher. She was a Jackie Sorenson aerobics instructor for several years and later a Zumba gold instructor at the Chambersburg Fitness Center. She was so dedicated that she continued to work and teach Zumba throughout her treatment. She enjoyed spending time at Cape May, NJ and Myrtle Beach, SC. The love and support of her family and friends was extremely important to her. The pride and joy of her life was her three grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Douglas Potts and wife Janet of Joliet, IL; her daughter Kristen Potts and fiancé Kenny Perry of Chambersburg; three grandchildren, Sarah Potts, Lauren Potts, and Adam Grove; and her sister, Dawn “Tudy” Gates and husband Richard of Chambersburg. A memorial service to celebrate Chip’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at First Evangelical Luthern Church, 43 West Washington Street, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Jane Nicholson will officiate. Private interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 – 8 PM at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 and following the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorial conributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Wang Research for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 or to the HOPE Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036. Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com