GETTYSBURG — Ethel V. Spangler, 91, died Wednesday at the Green Acres Nursing Home where she was a resident since March 1989. Formerly of Hanover, Pa., she was a native of Union Mills and the daughter of the late William H. and Mary M. Dutterer Study. Survivors include her daughter, Evenly V. Spangler of Hanover; sons, Paul B. and Earl G. Spangler, both of Hanover; brothers, Charles Study of Silver Run and Edgar Study of Union Mills; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's and Related Disease Association, Box 11534, Harrisburg, Pa. 17108.
Edward A. Ruppert, infant, died Tuesday at University of MarylandHospital. He was the son of Edward and Tina McCusker Ruppert of here. In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Jennifer N.Ruppert of here; maternal grandmother, Connie Bowers of Taneytown; maternal grandfather, Thomas McCusker of Westminster; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ruppert of Taneytown, and a paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Bowers of Taneytown. The family requests contributions to a memorial fund in his name at Barts Centenary United Methodist Church, 56 E. King St., here.
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Debbie Jean Wachter Fischbach, 36, died Wednesday at the R Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Unit after an automobile accident on Route 550. A graduate of Walkersville High and Hood College, both in Frederick County, she hadbeen employed by the Frederick County school system. Most recently, she was employed as a special assistance representative in customer service at BWI Airport. She was also a member of Mount Zion (Haugh's) Lutheran Church, near Ladiesburg. The daughter of Russell S. and Marilyn Wolfe Wachter of here, she was also the wife of Paul F. Fischbach. She is also survived by her brother, Wayne E. Wachter of Keymar; sisters, Ann Corchran of Sommerset, Pa., and Sue McMillan of Indio, Calif.; and 13 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Mount Zion Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion Church, c/o Joseph Lynn, 10038 Green Valley Road, Union Bridge, Md. 21791.
Elizabeth L. Kemstedt, 85, a native of Schockstepophn, Germany, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital in Towson. A homemaker for most of her life, she was the wife of the late Karl Kemstedt, who died Jan. 2. She issurvived by her son, Harry M. Kemstedt of Sykesville.
Charles R. Staub, 57, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. He was the son of James W. and Dorothy P. Creager Schaub of here. He was the husband of Loretta Foard Schaub. A machinist, he had been employed by F&M Machine Corp. in Hampstead. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include daughters, Terry L. Marshall of Freeland, Barbara A. Dilley of Indiana and Shirley B. Snow of Hampstead; son, Robert A. Staub of Manchester; stepson, Charles L. Reese of Columbia; stepdaughter, Anna M. East of Uniontown; brother, John E. Staub of Sykesville; grandmother, Mazie Creager of here; and eight grandchildren.
Edith Mae Kraft, 90, a former resident here, died at the Homewood Retirement Center in Frederick. She was the wife of the late Louis M. Kraft. Formerly, she was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include daughters, Dorothy K. Meekins of Ellicott City, Ruth K. Sutor of Reisterstown and Alma L. Schaeffer of Millers; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the Homewood Retirement Center, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick.
George R. Miller, 60, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Ruby E. Miller. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the VFW. He had been a truck driver at Springfield State Hospital. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Robert O. Miller of here, G. Michael Miller of Arbutus and A. Lee Mooney of Pennsylvania; daughters, Kathy E. Jones and Ruby M. Miller, both of here; brothers, Arnold W. and John Miller, both of here, David Miller of Ellicott City, Donald and Charles Miller, both of Tennessee, and Cassus Miller of Baltimore; sister, Wanda Barnes of here; and six grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Carroll Hospice.
William "Zip" Milton Martin, 52, died Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. A member of Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was employed by the Frederick County Highway Department for 13 years. The husband of Ruth Boller Martin, he is also survived by sons, Joseph A. Martin of here, Daniel B. Martin of Orlando, Fla., and Kenneth R. Martin of Frederick; daughter, Mary V. Murphy of Frederick; sisters, Grace L. Marshall of Creagerstown and Helen A. Clem of Middletown, both in Frederick County; brothers, Charles R. Martin of Detour, Franklin L. Martin of Clarksburg, Montgomery County, Ralph L. Martin of Thurmont, Frederick County, and Glenn C. Martin of Frederick; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, Md. 21798.