Ronald R. Yeager, Sr. (Ron), age 78, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, February 16, 2019, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, where he was a resident for four days. Born at home in Welsh Run, PA on February 6, 1941, he was the son of the late Charles E. Yeager and Violet L. Carbaugh Yeager Hostettler. A proud U.S. Airforce veteran, Ron served in Germany during the Berlin Crisis and at Vandenberg AFB during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He continued his service to his country working at Letterkenny Army Depot. After retirement, Ron worked for NAPA auto parts as a delivery driver. He was a member of the American Legion Post 46, AMVETS Post 224, and the Marine Corps League all in Chambersburg. Ron enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Rams, woodworking, NASCAR, especially at Dover, cheering for his favorite driver, Mark Martin. He cherished time rooting for his grandkids and their teammates at their travel/community/school baseball and football games. A special “thank you” to the 12 U Renegades Travel baseball team for unanimously adopting him as everybody’s “Pappy” and supporting him throughout his courageous battle with cancer. He knew and watched every John Wayne movie in existence and knew the dialogue by heart. By far his greatest enjoyment was decorating the outside of his house with thousands of white lights, including trimming of hedges, bushes, trees, and shrubs. He displayed approximately 60 lawn lighted ornaments comprised of deer, snowman, sleighs, carriages, trees, and angels. Christmas was his favorite holiday and he said all the work was worth it to see the joy that it brought to kids passing by. Ron will always be remembered as a sharing and caring man who was deeply devoted and showed unconditional love to his wife, children and spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchild, family and friends, and his “special” neighbor “Katie”. Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce West Yeager; proud parent of two daughters and one son and their spouses, whom he considered to be his own; daughters, Rhonda J. Mellott (husband Tom), Tamera “Tami” A. Stoner (husband Jimmy), and son, Ronald R. Yeager, Jr. (wife Michelle); devoted Pappy to six surviving grandchildren surrounding them with unconditional love and support, Megan M. McDannell, Cassondra J. “CJ” Mellott-LaRusso (husband Mike), Martina R. Mellott, Ryan M. McDannell, Mason A. Yeager and Cole M. Yeager; one great-grandson, Alexander “Xander” LaRusso, who enjoyed feeding “Pappy Eager” figgy newtons. In addition Ron is survived by his step-father, Marlin C. Hostettler, one sister, Diana Harrison, son-in-law, Troy McDannell, and one furry feline daughter, Boots. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Yeager, Jr. and James J. Yeager and his beloved oldest granddaughter, Alyssa, who welcomed him to his heavenly home with a rose from the garden she has been tending above for 32 years. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Pastor Murray B. Stevens will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6 – 8 PM and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Friday. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens where Military Honors will be rendered by members of the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. If desired memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Carma E. Mull, 92, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services. Born October 22, 1926 in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Lester and Elizabeth Jane Deyarman Raudabaugh. She had worked as an inspector at L’aiglon Apparel, retiring after many years. Mrs. Mull was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and happy times spent with her family and friends at the congregation. Her husband, David E. Mull, preceded her in death in 2006. She is survived by three daughters, Linda Kongsli (Martin) of Florida, Nancy Bussard (Richard) of Maryland, and Christine Bussard (Wesley) of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Dolores Shindledecker, Louetta Bingham, and Marlene Cook. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers. A date and time of services will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5878 Greenvillage Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.
Anna J. Kremp, 98, formerly of Path Valley, passed away Saturday morning, February 16, 2019 at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 17, 1920 in Willow Hill, she was a daughter of the late Clarence I. and Neva Neil Jones. She was a graduate of the former Metal Township High School and retired in 1985 from the former Tracey Fashions in Chambersburg. Her husband, J. Richard Kremp, preceded her in death on June 25, 2003. She is survived by three daughters, Jerre Rotz (Donald) of Chambersburg, Bonnie McGranaghan (Joe) of Shamokin Dam, and April Gerbrick (Joe) of Gettysburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. She is also survived by three sisters, Jeanne Shives of Chambersburg, Elaine Eckels of Willow Hill, and Carolyn Reeder of Ft. Loudon. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Shoop; and three brothers, Clarence, Jr., Joseph, and Donald “Jake” Jones. A viewing will be held from 11:00AM until Noon on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Friends and family are then invited to attend a graveside service at 1:00 PM at Stenger Hill Cemetery, Ft. Loudon, PA where Rev. Phillip Foster will officiate. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Carrick United Methodist Church, 7003 Path Valley Road, Fort Loudon, PA 17224.
Anne Marie Stillwaggon, age 91, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away at her home on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Born April 18, 1927, in Forest Hills, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Julia Osypuk. Mrs. Stillwaggon worked as a secretary in a legal office for a number of years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She served as a swimming and diving official at the YMCA for a number of years. Mrs. Stillwaggon also enjoyed time with family and friends and participating in bowling tournaments. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Theresa Truax of Chambersburg, PA and Jeannie Marie Neilson (husband William of NJ; five grandchildren, Jamie Grizer, Tobie Lynn Scott (husband Steve), William James Truax (wife Cortney), and Morgan Anne and Paige Regina Neilson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William James Stillwaggon on June 18, 1994, and two brothers, Peter Osypiak and Paul Osypuk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 10 AM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA where the Very Rev. Fr. Luis R. Rodriguez will celebrate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 6 – 8 PM in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
Alberta Snowdon, age 75, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD on August 5, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Margaret M. Dannefelder Butz. Mrs. Snowdon lived the full life she wanted, and she cherished the time she had with her family. She assisted her husband with their small business, Snowdon Die Engraving, working as a graphic artist, in which she was self-taught. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, she enjoyed keeping in touch with her friends and family on social media, and she spent countless hours skillfully researching ancient online data archives around the world to trace her family tree back hundreds of years. Surviving is her beloved husband of 45 years, James Snowdon, whom she married April 28, 1973; her son, Daniel Snowdon; and sister, Katherine M. Butz, all of Chambersburg, PA and her niece Jennifer L Lindsay. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James M. Anderson and a brother, Edward Butz. She will be greatly missed by her family, and she will live in our hearts forever. Services and interment will be private, Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Rd., West, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to the American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.