Obituaries for 02/10/2000

2000-02-10T00:00:00Z Obituaries for 02/10/2000 The Sentinel
February 10, 2000 12:00 am

Funeral services for Oma K. Hefflefinger, 88, of 403 Second St. in Highspire, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

She died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at her home.

Born March 17, 1911 in Upper Frankford Township, she was a daughter of the late Elmer L. and Mary Geedy Killinger and the widow of John E. Hefflefinger.

Mrs. Hefflefinger was retired from the former C.H. Masland & Sons in Carlisle and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Carlisle.

Survivors include a son, Dale E. Hefflefinger of Highspire; three daughters, Mary Lanious and Jean Rickard, both of Carlisle, and Betty Stimeling of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Calvin Killinger of Carlisle; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Elmer Hefflefinger, preceded her in death.

The Rev. Thomas S. Weber will officiate at services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice VNA of Central Pennsylvania, 3515 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Memorial services for Marlin E. Arbegast, 74, of Allentown, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.

He died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Carlisle, the son of the late Ervin and Inez Darr Arbegast, he and his wife owned Phyl Mar Associates Lawn and Garden Manufacturing Co., Allentown, for 20 years.

He was a member of Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, where he was a verger and acolyte minster. He also was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and member of Pennsylvania Nurseryman Association.

Mr. Arbegast is survived by his wife, Phyllis Truchses Arbegast; two sons, Mark E. of Bethlehem and Jonathan D. of Pittsburgh; three daughters, Linda Weber of Germansville, Joan Strong and April J. Kern, both of Allentown; a brother, Donald of Jacobus; two sisters, Lorraine Snyder of Palm Bay, Fla. and Evelyn Hurley of Carlisle; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy J. Burke in 1996.

No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by Sell-Herron Funeral Home, Allentown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the memorial garden fund of the cathedral.

Graveside services for Anna M. Smith, 85, of 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Middlesex Township, will be held at the convenience of the family at the Greenwood Cemtery, Lebanon.

She died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at her home.

Born Nov. 27, 1914 in Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Bertha M. Swalm Fies and the widow of John C. Smith, who died Dec. 9, 1980.

She and her late husband established the Silver Springs Flea Market in Silver Spring Township and managed it for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Miriam N. Myers of Carlisle and Louise M. Celesky of Maui, Hawaii; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Carlisle Hospital Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Funeral services for Lottie B. Spidle George, 92, of ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon and formerly of South Hanover Street, Carlisle, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

She died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born Feb. 11, 1907 in Newville, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Sarah J. Finkenbinder Heffelfinger and the widow of Reynolds Spidle and John A. George.

Mrs. George was a member of the Senior Action Center, Carlisle, and was an avid reader and writer.

Surviving are a niece, Judy Neff, of Silver Springs, Md.; a nephew, Richard Neff; 11 stepchildren; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Wendell W. Spidle Sr.

The Rev. Howard A. Kerstetter will officiate at services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Gerald C. "Pud" Koser Sr., 85, a resident of Cumberland Crossing Retirement Community, South Middleton Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 at the retirement community.

Born Feb. 28, 1914 in Mechanicsburg, he was the son of the late Charles N. and Mary Cassett Koser.

A 1932 Carlisle High School graduate, he was a retired employee of The Sentinel and the Cumberland County Assessment Office in Carlisle. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Koser is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Bolen Koser; a son, Gerald C. Jr. of Carlisle; a sister, Dorothy Lesher of Chambersburg; and a grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. R. Lindsay Ingram officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 602 McLand Drive, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.

Funeral services for Catherine M. Hippensteel, 34, of 44 W. Ridge St., Carlisle, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

She died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, the result of an automobile accident.

Born Nov. 26, 1965 in West Palm Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of Leo R. Sr. and Genevieve McGill Sherpa of Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was a bus driver for Frank and Linda Fry and helped raise funds for victims of the recent fire in downtown Carlisle.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hippensteel is survived by her husband of 13 years, Brian K. Hippensteel; two sons, Curtis and Branden, both at home; five sisters, Irene Rylander and Mary Sherpa, both of Colorado Springs, Nancy French of Denver, Colo., Terry Juhas of Marion, Ohio and Debi Timm of Middle Island, N.Y.; four brothers, Leo R. Sherpa of Medford, N.Y.; James A. Sherpa of Carlisle, David Sherpa of San Diego, Calif. and Michael Sherpa of Colorado Springs.

Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township. There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive friends following the funeral service at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Raymond C. Lobaugh, 71, of 15604 Paxton Run Road, Newburg, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg.

He died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at his home.

Born June 12, 1928 in York Springs, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Hattie E. Hamilton Lobaugh and the widower of Bobette M. Yost Lobaugh, who died Aug. 12, 1996.

A farmer for many years, he was a retired truck driver for The Lumber Yard, Chambersburg, and also worked for Musselmans, Blue Ribbon and Zeigler Brothers Inc., Gardners.

Mr. Lobaugh is survived by a son, Charles F. of Aspers; two daughters, Betty Jane Freed of Aspers and Ardis R. Lobaugh of Newburg; three brothers, Adam and Guy of Aspers and Melvin of South Windsow, Conn.; four sisters, Pearl Melhorn of Hanover, Elsie Wire of Spring Grove, Irene Wire of Thomasvile and Grace Kemper of York Springs; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

The Rev. Earl F. Barrick and the Rev. Joel Nogle will officiate at services. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardners, Adams County.

Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lutheran Home Care Hospice of the Good Shepard, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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