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Helen M. Shoemaker, 76, retired from the Sylvania Shoe Co. in McSherrystown, Pa., died Wednesday at her home. A native of Carroll County,she was the daughter of the late James C. and Carrie Foreman Weishaar. A former employee of the Windsor Shoe Co. in Littlestown, Pa., shewas the wife of John R. Shoemaker. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Littlestown, she was also a social member of the Littlestown VFW and a member of the Taneytown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors in addition to her husband include her sons, Elmer E. Rippeonof Westminster, LeRoy T. Rippeon of Hedgesville, W.Va. and Ralph W. Rippeon of Gettysburg, Pa.; daughters, Arlene Stahley of Westminster,Lois Smith of New Windsor, and Shelva Schifflett of McSherrystown; brother, James M. Weishaar of Westminster; sister, Thelma DeGroft of Taneytown; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were at 2 p.m. yesterday at St. John's Lutheran Church. Her pastor, the Rev. Larry Douthwaite officiated. Memorialcontributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 665 St. John's Road, Littlestown, Pa. 17340.
William H. Hyman, 76, of Owings Mills, Baltimore County, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital in Towson. A native of Baltimore, was the son of the late William H. and Mary K. Burns Hyman. He was a retired machinist for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. The husband of the late Elizabeth Lawlor Hyman, he is survived by his daughter, E. Patricia Blakeney, Owings Mills; son,Kenneth B. of Hampstead; brother, Joseph of Baltimore; sister Mary Rosewag of Baltimore; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown. Deacon Robert A. DiMattei Jr. of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, Baltimore County officiated.