• Services for William E. Beyers, 87, of 101 S. Queen St., Shippensburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Grace United Methodist Church of Christ, 121 East Orange St., Shippensburg.

    He died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.

    Born July 13, 1910 in Indiana, Pa., he was a son of the late Solomon and Annie Isenberg Beyers.

    Dr. Beyers, retired director of student teaching and placement at Shippensburg University, had worked for the university for 21 years. Prior to coming to the university, he taught high school mathematics and science in Mt. Union and Millvale and was a principal at the Etna High School.

    A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he received his master's degree from Columbia University, New York, and his doctorate of education from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Following his retirement, he and his wife had operated William and Mary Antiques in downtown Shippensburg.

    He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church of Christ, Shippensburg; the Shippensburg Historical Society; the Shippensburg Rotary Club; and the educational fraternity of Phi Delta Kappa. He was also past president of the Shippensburg Ministerium and the Allegeny County PSEA.

    Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Lightner Beyers; a son, William E. Jr., of Burke, Va.; three daughters, Mary Ann Rudy of Chadron, Neb., Beverly D. Ryan of Burke and Jane A. Beyers of Homestead; two sisters, Helen Lunn of Murrysville, Pa. and Evelyn DeCamp of Kane, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

    The Rev. Ernest N. Rumbaugh Jr. will officiate Wednesday's service. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

    Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg is handling the arrangements.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church of Christ, 121 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, 17257.



  • Miriam K. Danner, 86, of 711 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    She was the widow of Victor Danner.

    Surviving are a daughter, Delores Stephens of Carlisle; a brother, Paul Shughart of Carlisle; a grandson; a niece; and a nephew.

    Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania.



  • Mary C. Thrush Hassinger, 96, of 1632 Pine Road, Carlisle, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997 in Chapel Pointe of Carlisle.

    Born Sept. 6, 1901 in Boiling Springs, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Bertha Sollenberger Thrush and the widow of the Rev. Otho J. Hassinger.

    A 1917 graduate of Boiling Springs High School, Mrs. Hassinger was also a graduate of the Carlisle Commercial College.

    She served several Church of the Brethren churches with her husband and was a member of Huntsdale Church of the Brethren where she was a former Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent, and was the president of the Women's Work Organizational Leadership.

    She was also a member of the Children's Aid Society of the Southern District of the Churches of the Brethren.

    Surviving are two sons, Lowell D. of Carlisle and the Rev. Glenn O. of Myerstown; two half-sisters, Grace Fenicle and Jessie Reffner, both of Carlisle, four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Clark Thrush and a sister Helen Sheeley.

    Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, 170 Church Road, Carlisle with the Revs. Jan E. Custer and Elmer Gleim officiating. Burial will be in Bakers Cemetery, Allen, Pa.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 MN. Hanover St. Carlisle, and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday in the church.

    Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 170 Church Road, Carlisle, 17013.

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