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Doris B. Menefee, 67, died Friday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Irvin Boose of Upperco and the late Madeline R. Boose. She was the wife of John R. Menefee. In additionto her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Oster of Anne Arundel County; sons John Jr., Mark and Grant, all of Baltimore County and Gregory Menefee of Anne Arundel County; sisters Betty Bixler of New Windsor and Audrey Leone of Baltimore County; brother, Irvin Boose Jr. of Upperco; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.


Elsie Whitmore, 50, died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of Richard Whitmore. A nurse for most of her life, she belonged to Manchester Baptist Church and the Westminster Womenof the Moose. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Springer of here; sons Willie Springer of Westminster and Robert Springer of California; sister Joanne Laviola of Winfield; brother Edward Mullins of Tennessee, and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, followed by services at 8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.


Samuel W. Knouse, 73, died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. He was the husbandof Thelma E. Armacost. Born in Carroll County, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A Baltimore County resident, he had retired asa truck driver for Mountainside Transport Co. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Betty L. of here and JoAnn Gray of Pennsylvania; brothers John of Patapsco, George of Carrollton and James of Finksburg; sisters Mary Murray of Finksburg and Lola Drabic of Union Bridge, and two grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. today at theJ. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa.


Frances L. O. Mettle, 80, died Saturday at her Baltimore County home here. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Mettle. Survivors include a son, Joseph H. Mettle of Eldersburg; daughterMarlene C. McNair of Worcester County; four sisters; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Virginia I.Barkhimer, 66, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of the lateCharles L. Barkhimer. Survivors include sons Charles, Robert, Donald and Steven; daughter, Gloria J. Webster; six sisters and seven grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, 69, died Saturday at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Carpenter Jr.Survivors include daughter, Bernice A. Euler of Eldersburg; son, Robert L. III of here; brothers Robert Langrehr of Baltimore County, Joseph, Howard and John Langrehr, all of Florida and Elmer Langrehr of here, and three grandchildren.


Harwell P. Sturdivant, 88, a former resident here, died Thursday at the WheatlandRetirement Center in Radford, Va. He was the husband of Julia B. Sturdivant. He had been the head of the biology department at Western Maryland College for 25 years. He was a member and past president of Kiwanis International Club here. Honored for his community service, hewas named Outstanding Citizen by the Rotary in 1981. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Betty S. Turner of Virginia; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was at the Westminster United Methodist Church Monday.

Mona E. H. Long, 66, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was thewife of Ellwood Long. Formerly employed at Myers Catalogue here, shewas a member of Pythian Sisters and Grace Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include sons Steve of Anne Arundel County, Michael of Pennsylvania and Stanley of Millers; daughters Sharon Fischer and Gail Bowen, both of here, Marilyn Wojcik of Woodbine; brothers Donald Heltibridle of South Dakota, Robert and Leon Heltibridle,both of here; sister, Janice Machensey of Florida, and 14 grandchildren.

John H. Bollinger, 83, a former resident here, died Friday atthe Maryland Masonic Home in Baltimore County. He was the husband ofthe late May E. Bollinger. Before retiring, he was a carpenter. He was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a sister, Catherine B. Danner of here.


Ada Mary Cope, 93, died Sunday at Meridian Nursing Home in Baltimore County. She was the wife of the late James O. Cope. Surviving are children Ethel C. Harris of Georgia, Charles N. Cope, Jean E. Spivey, Mary M. Buser and James O. Jr., all of Baltimore and Lawrence W. of Howard County; stepson Jay K. of Howard County, and several grandchildren.

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