• Mildred E. Burd, 88, of 128 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg, died Monday, June 9, 1997 at home.

    Born April 20, 1909 in Adams County, she was a daughter of the late George and Susan Spidle Vanasdalan and the widow of James R. Burd, who died in 1987.

    Mrs. Burd was retired from Gettysburg Shoe Co., Dillsburg. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg and Mechanicsburg Women's Club.

    Surviving are a daughter, Doris Kost of Sebring, Fla.; a brother, Marlin Vanasdalan of Perry, Ga.; a sister, Anna Mummert of Oakland, Md.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday in the Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg with the Rev. Donald J. Ciampa officiating and Wendell S. Junkins assisting. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

    Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 135 W. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg 17055 or to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

  • Services for C. Ruth DeLancey, 83, of 24 S. Market St., Millerstown, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Millerstown United Methodist Church.

    She died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at home.

    Born March 17, 1914 in California, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Charles and Clara Gearheart Steerman.

    Mrs. DeLancey was a 1931 graduate of Boiling Springs High School and attended the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired cafeteria manager for the Greenwood School System.

    She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Millerstown United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Retired Teacher's Association, Millerstown Ambulance League, Millerstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a charter member of Millerstown Civic Club.

    Surviving are her husband, Robert W. DeLancey; three daughters, Marlene C. Leister of Millerstown, Dixie L. Baer of Mechanicsburg and Monta K. Brown of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Elma Brugard of Carlisle; a brother Joseph Steerman of Lewistown, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

    The Rev. Arthur L. Montgomery and Donald E. Bailor will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nickel Funeral Home, 55 N. Market St., Millerstown.

    Memorial contributions can be made to the Millerstown United Methodist Church Building Fund, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062.

  • William J. "Irish" Donovan, 66, of Mechanicsburg, died Monday, June 9, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.

    Born Nov. 5, 1930 in Arlington, Mass., he was the son of the late William J. and Irene G. Chadborne Donovan.

    He was a retired police officer with the Camp Hill Police Department.

    He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg; West Shore Police Association; Fraternal Order of Police; AOH; Irish Heritage Society; Mechanicsburg Club; American Legion Post No. 109 in Mechanicsburg; VFW Post No. 6704 in Mechanicsburg; and Lycoming alumni.

    He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

    Surviving are his wife, Patricia R. Donovan; a son, William Bruce of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Colleen Mary Ellermeyer of Punxsutawney and Sharon Irene Donovan Sheridan of Dillsburg; a brother, Bruce Coulson Donovan of Mechanicsburg; and five grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in his church with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Myers Funeral Home, Inc., 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, with a prayer service recited at 8:30 p.m.

    Memorial contributions can be made to the West Shore Police Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1134, Mechanicsburg 17055 or The Leukemia Society of America, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 298 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17109.

  • Services for E. Blanche Walter Myers, 85, of 1014 Swarthmore Road, New Cumberland, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

    She died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at the home of her daughter in Dillsburg.

    Born Sept. 15, 1911 in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Mary Ethel Henderson Walter and the widow of Samuel H. Myers, who died Aug. 15, 1985.

    Mrs. Myers graduated from Kittanning High School in 1928 and Grove City College in 1932. She also studied at Penn State University, Temple University and Dickinson College.

    She began her teaching career as a French teacher at Coudersport High School and taught in Ulysses High School and Northern Potter Joint Schools, both Potter County, between 1940 and 1958. She taught French at the former New Cumberland Junior High School in the West Shore School District from 1960 until she retired in 1975.

    She was a 50-year member of Eulalia Chapter No. 148 Order of the Eastern Star in Coudersport, past president of both the Ulysses and Potter County Federation of Woman's Clubs, past secretary of Coudersport's New Century Club, member of GFWC Civic Club of New Cumberland, New Cumberland Council of Republican Women, American Association of University Women-Harrisburg, and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

    She was educational director of the Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Ulysses. She was also an active member of Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church and Woman's Bible Class, New Cumberland.

    Surviving are a daughter, Judith Ann Myers Kistler of Dillsburg; a sister, Mildred M. Walter Murphy of Kittanning; one granddaughter; and one nephew.

    She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Henderson Walter.

    The Rev. Robert A. Graybill will officiate at Friday's services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

    Memorial contributions can be made to her church.


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