Melissa J. "Missy" Diehl, 19, of Mercersburg, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of complications from childbirth.

Born July 20, 1979 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter and stepdaughter of Larry A. and Debbie S. Diehl, Shippensburg, and the daughter of the late Gale Heckman Diehl.

A 1998 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, she was employed by McDonald's in Mercersburg. She was a participant and volunteer in the Special Olympics program.

She attended Mongul United Brethren Church, Shippensburg, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

In addition to her father and stepmother, surviving are her infant daughter, Kaitlynn A. Diehl, currently a patient in Hershey Medical Center; her companion, Joshua Toporzycki of Mercersburg; one stepbrother, Michael M. Morrow of Shippensburg; her grand- parents, Pauline E. Diehl of Chambersburg and Arthur and Anne Con- rad of Fayetteville; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Mongul United Brethren Church, 4162 Roxbury Road, Shippensburg, with the Revs. Neal O. Hively and Richard J. Fischl officiating. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 488 W. Market St., York, Pa. 17404.

Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial services for Laurence Kendrick Sleat, 64, of Lemoyne, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

He died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at home.

A graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Mr. Sleat was a floor sales associate for Hechinger's in Camp Hill, a retired marketing manager for AMP Inc. in Harrisburg and a former engineer for L.B. Smith Inc. in Lemoyne.

An avid tennis player and fisherman, he was a member of Keystone Aquatic Club, Mechanics- burg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6704; Knights of Columbus Council 4068 in Lower Allen Township; and Hershey Racquet Club.

Surviving are one son, Christopher W. Sleat of Annapolis, Md.; one daughter, Lauren K. Sleat of Ashland, Ore.; one sister, Karen L. Attick of Littitz; one brother, Alfred B. Ruff of North Carolina; a niece and a nephew.

The Rev. John A. Naegele III will officiate at services Monday. Other arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

Elizabeth W. Koehler, 97, former- ly of Newville, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, South Middleton Township.

Born July 26, 1901 in Washington, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Ernest Clifton and Linda Bolby Ward. She was the widow of Milton A. Koehler, who died in 1966.

A 1922 graduate of Cornell University, Mrs. Koehler held a New York state teacher's certificate and taught English and Latin. She retired from Mars Candy Corp. in Hackettstown, N.J., as a cost accountant.

She was a member of Centerville Lutheran Church, Newville.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Via of Newville; four grandchild- ren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Jean Kuebler officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Lutheran Church, 1874 Walnut Bottom Road, Newville, Pa. 17241.

Marlin L. Hippensteel Sr., 58, of 131 N. West St., Carlisle, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born April 12, 1940 in Carlisle, he was a son of Jane Myers Hippensteel Kohler of Newville and the late Carl Hippensteel.

A life-long resident of Carlisle, Mr. Hippensteel attended Carlisle High School and was employed as a fork lift operator for Ross Stores Inc., Carlisle.

A Protestant, he was a member of Newville Fish and Game Association, American Legion Post 421 in Newville and Friendship Fire Company No. 5 in Carlisle.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife of 35 years, Patricia A. Keller Hippensteel; one son, Marlin L. Jr., at home; one daughter, Melissa A. Jordan of Carlisle; four brothers, Donald, Harry and Gary, all of Shippens- burg, and Carl of Newville; four sisters, Mary Stum, Carol Sprecher and Connie Kuykendall, all of Carlisle, and Joyce Hippensteel of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepsisters, Karen Wileman of Blain and Patricia Hockenberry of Shippensburg; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joel L. Whitmire.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Anthony C. DeRosa officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Memorial Park, Penn Township.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Services for R. Vernon Watts, 91, of Fairview Township, formerly of City Island, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

He died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center.

Born May 26, 1907 in Dalmatia, he was the son of the late R. Ver- non and Annie (Emerich) Watts Sr.

Mr. Watts was a retired sub station operator for Pennsylvania Power and Light Co.

He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, New Cumberland; Pennsylvania Bee Keepers Association, for which he was a lecturer and recipient of the Bee Keeper of the Year Award; Harrisburg Tech Golden Legion; and West Shore Senior Citizens, New Cumberland. He was an honorary life member of the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Team.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia E. Smolizer Watts; one daughter, Anna Mae Estep of Millsboro, Del.; one sister, Winifred W. Moffitt of Moscow, Pa.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee Watts.

The Rev. Beth Spaulding will officiate at services Monday. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

Zora M. Umbrell O'Dell, 95, of 940 Walnut Bottom Road, formerly of North Hanover Street, Carlisle, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Manor Care, Carlisle.

Born Aug. 28, 1903 in Metal Township, Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late George and Maude Powells Umbrell.

Mrs. O'Dell was a retired clerk with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, with 16 years of service.

She was a member of Carlisle Alliance Church; Salvation Army Senior Action Center; Retired Public Employees of Pennsylvania; and Carlisle Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are one daughter, Laferne O'Dell Weibley of Carlisle; one foster son, James Hockenberry of Harrisburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Timothy D. Keller officiating. Burial will be in Blain Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ruth Van Buren Morgan Perry, 94, of 14 Otto Ave., South Middleton Town-ship, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.

Born Jan. 18, 1904 in Blenheim, Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Cheyney Lewis Mor-gan. She was the widow of the Rev. Houston B. Perry Sr.

Early in her life, Mrs. Perry was a cook for the Pillsbury family in Charlottesville, Va., and was a seamstress at Lycoming Hotel, Williamsport. She assisted her husband during his 52 years of ministry in Virginia and Pennsylvania and was a member of Baptist women's auxiliaries and other organizations.

She was a member and former deaconess of Shiloh Baptist Church in Carlisle and was a Y's Minette of the Carlisle Y's Men's Club. Before moving to Carlisle, she was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Williamsport, where her husband was a pastor.

Mrs. Perry's hobbies included crocheting, singing, flower arranging and cooking.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruth E. Hodge of Carlisle; one son, Houston B. Perry Jr. of Carlisle; two brothers, William P. Morgan of Chester and Harry N. Morgan of Villa Rica, Ga.; two sisters, Nellie Laws of Chester and Evelyn Brown of New York City, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 401 N. West St., Carlisle, with the Rev. William E. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrange - ments.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

Kenneth W. DeWalt, 87, of Glendale, Ariz., died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Vista Hospice Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

Born March 4, 1911 in Carlisle, he was a son of the late Abraham and Dora Goodling DeWalt. He was the widower of Gladys V. Hoffman DeWalt, who died Oct. 15, 1985.

Mr. DeWalt was retired from Hertzler Oil Co. and had also worked at Wentzel's Wholesale Inc., both in Carlisle.

He was a member of Eagles Aerie 1299 in Carlisle and AARP.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice I. Rasmussen of Glendale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald DeWalt; three brothers, Elwood, Lloyd and Clare; and one sister, Marguerite Goodhart.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. D. Alan Mathna officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Services forDonald Filmore Lehman, 55, of Newville, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Ave., Newville.

He died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born March 7, 1943 in Cumberland County, he was a son of Mary E. Bailey Mains of Newville and the late Donald Lehman.

Mr. Lehman worked as an auto repairman and was employed by Baish Auto Body.

He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Newville. He was a social member of American Legion Post 421 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6070, both of Newville, and Big Spring Fish and Game Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Rosalie F. Marshall Lehman; his stepfather, Gereth Mains of Newville; three daughters, Michele Wiley and Andrea Lehman, both of Newville, and Denise Mansfield of Carlisle; one son, Shon Lehman of New- ville; one stepdaughter, Natalie Hutchinson of Newville; one step-son, Darren Shaffer of Newville; one sister, Melisa Guyton of Newville; one stepbrother, David Mains of Texas; two stepsisters, Deborah Barrick of Carlisle and Brenda Jumper of Shippensburg; and seven grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Lehman.

The Rev. Robert L. Rhoades will officiate at Monday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the church. Egger Funeral Home, Newville, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Ave., Newville, Pa. 17241; or American Cancer Society, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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