November 11, 1990


Finksburg - died Nov. 2 at her home. She was a self-employed practical nurse. Survivors include a son, Ronald Zimmerman and a daughter, Norma Sroka, both of Baltimore; brother, Charles Southard of Florida; sister, Betty Zimmerman of here; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Frizzellburg -- died Wednesday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. The wife of Rodney G. Haines, she was a member of Baust Lutheran Church in Tyrone.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, William G. Haines Sr.

of Westminster; a daughter, Naomi A. Thomas of Virginia; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

HERSCHEL O. JOHNSTON, 61, Hampstead died Monday at Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore. He was retired from the Washington National Insurance Co. Surviving are Charline D. Johnston; sons, Warren B. Johnston of Hampstead and Eric L. Johnston of South Carolina; sister, Ellen Friend, and two grandchildren.

LUCY B. WEANT, 85, Littlestown died Nov. 1 at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania resident, she was the wife of Lake G. Weant. She was predeceased by her first husband, Roy L. Hann. In addition to her husband, survivors include stepsons, Carl E. Weant of Taneytown and Merle C. Weant of here, and three step-grandchildren.

E. FRANCES COLE, 76, Reisterstown died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of the late George H. Cole.

Surviving are daughters, Patsy M. Christopher of Baltimore and Nancy L.

Pearre of Woodbine; brother, Leonard L. Sprinkle of Westminster; sisters, Neva H. Cecil of Westminster, Catherine O. Deihl and Pauline A. Seward, both of Baltimore County; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

VIRGINIA M. STEVENS, 77, Westminster died Nov. 2 at her home. She was the wife of the late Merrill K.

Stevens. A volunteer at Carroll County General Hospital, she was honored for serving more than 1,000 hours. Survivors include a son, Andrew W.

Shriver of Hanover, Pa.; daughter, Deborah S. Wright of South Carolina, and two grandchildren.

ROSE L. HEATH, 82, Westminster died Nov. 2 at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the late Alfred A. Heath. Before retiring, she had worked at Hutzler's and Hess Shoe Store, both in Baltimore. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Palmer of Westminster; brother, Robert Keilbar of Baltimore; stepsister, Virginia Burkhardt of Baltimore County, and two granddaughters.

MANUEL T. WARD, 72, Westminster died Nov. 4 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia M. Ward. A self-employed electrician, he had owned New Windsor Electric Co. A veteran of World War II, he received the Purple Heart. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Larry T. Ward of Pennsylvania, and Darryl V. Ward of Westminster; daughters, Betty J.

Smallwood of Baltimore, Connie Ward of Arizona, Marcia G. Hickok of Finksburg, and Manuela J. Fabian of Florida; brothers, Spencer Ward and Glenn Ward, both of Tennessee, and James Ward of Georgia; sisters, Lockee Finney and Opal Ward, both of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

FREDA BREIDENSTEIN, 85, Westminster died Tuesday at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Winfield. Twice widowed, she was the wife of William Breidenstein, who died in 1985, and Norman O. Eckard, who died in 1952. She was the mother of the late Mary Shamer, Roberta Stonesifer, Charles Eckard and Leon Eckard. Survivors include daughters, Alice Gill of Baltimore County, Betty Flickinger of Union Mills, Norma Null of Pennsylvania, and Carole Stonesifer of Silver Run; sons, William Eckard and Clarence Eckard, both of here, and Ralph Eckard of Pennsylvania; brother, Leonard Selders of Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

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