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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

   12 May 2005 

Dale P. Warner, 76

Dale P. Warner of Harrisonburg, VA, died May 4, 2005, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Mr. Warner was born June 15, 1928, in Bland Hills, Pendleton County and was the son of the late Samuel S. and Sally Teter Warner. 

He graduated from Circleville in 1947, Bridgewater College in 1951 and graduated from West Virginia University in 1967 with a master's degree.  He also attended further educational class at West Virginia University and University of Virginia.  He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1951 to 1959 and was assigned to the radar command unit during the Korean War for two years.  

Mr. Warner was employed by Rockingham County Public Schools and was in education for over 40 years.  He was principal of Fulks Run, VA, for 15 years and Linville Edom Elementary for 15 years, and a teacher before.  He was a lifelong cattle farmer and enjoyed hunting.  Mr. Warner was a member of the VFW, NEA, VEA and RCEA.  HE also was a member of Linville Edom Ruritan Club. 

On Nov. 25, 1964, he married the former Doris J. Huffman, who survives.  Also surviving are a son, Dale P. Warner II of Los Angeles, CA; a daughter, Tarie A. Warner Shull and husband Steve W. Shull of Bridgewater, VA; four grandsons; one brother, March Warner of Annapolis, MD: two sisters, Gladys Harper of Blue Grass, VA, and Pearline Propst of Brandywine; a number of nieces and nephews, including Wendell Warner of Franklin and Michael Warner of Harrisonburg, VA; and a number of family and friends surviving.  

He also was preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters.  

Mr. Warner was a member of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, where Pastor Joe Vought conducted the memorial service Saturday.  Burial took place at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 East Market Street, Harrisonhburg, VA  22801.  

Alston Hoover, 81 

Alston I. "Abe" Hoover, 81, of Hideaway Hills, OH, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2005, at his residence.  

He was born December 25, 1923, in Franklin County, OH, the son of the late Alston I. and Phoebe Helen Miller Hoover. 

He was married to Mary L. "Pat" Schneider Hoover, who survives, for 55 years. 

He retired from Columbia Gas where he was a welder and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.  He formerly attended Fairview Bethel United Methodist Church, Fort Seybert, and was a member of the South Fork Ruritan Club. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bob (Barb) Hoover of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Bev Norris of Logan and Marilyn Wyatt, both of Hideaway Hills, OH: six grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Herbert (Wanda) Hoover of Phoenix, AZ, and John (Evelyn) Hoover of Upper Sndusky, OH; a sister, Janet Casey of Columbus, OH: and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lowell Hoover, and a sister, Margaret Hull.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, OH.  

At Mr. Hoover's request, he was cremated. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Ohio Parkinson Society, 1380 Dublin Rd., PO Box 1831, Columbus, OH  43218-0313. 

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Mabel K. Mowrer, 90

Mabel K. Mowrer, 90, of Fredericksburg, PA, died Friday May 6, 2005, at the home of her daughter. 

Born in Fort Seybert on Feb. 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Zirk Dove. 

She was retired from Verl's Salad in Fredericksburg, PA.  She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Fredericksburg, PA, and had been active in the former Fredericksburg Fire Co. Ladies Aux. 

She was the wife of the late Clarence "Jim" Mowrer.

She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn E., wife of Kermit Rudy of Myerstown, PA, Gladys E., wife of Neil Shirk, Virginia A. wife of Charles Knerr, Sr., and Dianne F., wife of John R. Rhoads, all of Fredericksburg, PA; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment was at the Grand View Memorial Park, Annville, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to her church at PO Box 87, Fredericksburg, PA  17038 or to the GSH-Hospice, 4th and Walnut St., Lebanon, PA  17042. 

Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown, PA, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Bertha A. Cosner, 54

Bertha Ann Cosner, 54, of Petersburg died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. 

Mrs. Cosner was born Nov. 2, 1950 in Columbus, OH, and as a daughter of Virginia Dickerson Veach of Coshocton, OH and the late George Heck.

She was a homemaker and was employed at Advantage Foods and Pilgrim's Pride.  She was a Lutheran.  

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William Cosner; a daughter, Ronda Faye Cosner of Cherry Grove; a step-daughter, Alicia Cosner of Petersburg; a son, William Kelvy Cosner of Bartow; two step-sons, Kelvy William Cosner of Moorefield and Jeffrey Ervin Cosner of Kimbolton, OH; two sisters, Carol Jean Luckydoo and Debbie Heck, both of Newark, OH; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Pete F.B. Cosner. 

The Rev. Clifford Schell conducted a graveside service Thursday at Mount Storm Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o William Cosner, 201 Overlook Apartments, Petersburg, WV  26847.

Arrangements were by the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg.  

Martha D. Johnson

Martha D. Johnson, 95, of Franklin died May 6, 2005, at Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin. 

Born Nov. 9, 1909, at Harman Hills, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Lenora Biby Daugherty. 

Mrs. Johnson retired as a surgical nurse from Emergency Hospital, Washington, DC. 

She was a 1927 graduate of Franklin High School and a 1930 graduate of Emergency Hospital School of Nursing. She and her husband operated "Blufff" in Bayhead, NJ, for 40 years.  She was a member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church. 

Her husband, Alfred Edward Johnson, Jr., preceded her in death in 1982. 

Surviving are two daughters, Lindsay Johnson Brinton of Phoenixville, PA, and Kathleen Johnson Spies of Brooksville, FL; one son, Alfred Edward "Mike" Johnson, III, of Bayhead, NJ; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad or Pendleton Nursing Home. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.  

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