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Clabaugh, John  
John M. Clabaugh May 4, 1929 - August 21, 2016 Bonneauville John M. Clabaugh, Jr., 87, entered into God's eternal care Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Hanover Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Hagerman) Clabaugh to whom he was married 64 years. Born May 4, 1929 in Bonneauville, he was the son of the late John M. Clabaugh Sr. and Anna A. (Sanders) Clabaugh. John retired from bricklaying after 45 years and was a lifelong farmer. He was a 1947 graduate of Delone Catholic High School and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Bonneauville. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Bonneauville and the McSherrystown Fish and Game Association. John proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan especially the Eagles and Phillies and also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are seven children, Deb Carr and her husband, Wayne of Littlestown; Karen Noel and her husband, Roger of New Oxford; Brenda Mummert and her husband, Doug of Bonneauville; Steph Grim and her husband, John of Hanover; Brad Clabaugh and his wife, Kim of Bonneauville; Annette Orndorff and her husband, Mark of Hanover and Duane Clabaugh and his companion, Holly Smith of Bonneauville; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, James A. Clabaugh of Hanover; and one sister, Ann Sneeringer of Bonneauville. He was preceded in death by a son, Brian J. Clabaugh; two grandchildren; Jill and Christopher Carr; six brothers, Bernard, Robert, Clarence, Guy, Joseph and Francis Clabaugh; and three sisters, Mildred Bowling, Mary Selby and Helen Oaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Bonneauville with the Rev. Peter E. DiTomasso as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Cory Carr, Jeremy Noel, Josh Mummert, Matt Grim, Luke Clabaugh and Taylor Orndorff. Contributions in memory of John may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 Hanover Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Aug. 23, 2016
Crabbs, Ruth  
Ruth E. Crabbs Hanover Ruth E. (Messinger) Crabbs, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of Lester C. "Junie" Crabbs who died November 4, 1998. Born November 16, 1930, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Emma (Amspacher) Messinger. Ruth was employed with various shoe factories in Hanover for many years, retiring from Revonah Heel in the early 1980s. She was an avid bingo player and loved spending time with her daughter and granddaughter. Mrs. Crabbs is survived by her daughter, Sharron L. Pate, and her granddaughter, Tracee R. Pate, both of Hanover; her brother, Richard Messinger of Hanover; her sister-in-law, Cas Messinger of Hanover; her brother-in-law, Wilbur Noel of York; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Emma Lucabaugh, Myrtle Hamilton, Catherine Noel and Nancy Messinger; and her brothers, Ralph Messinger and Bobby Messinger. A service to celebrate the life of Ruth (Messinger) Crabbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Wetzel Funeral Home and Crematory, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, PA with Pastor Jerry Shoap officiating. A time to share memories with the family and an opportunity to view will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover. Contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to the American Heart Assn., 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. To share memories of Ruth Crabbs, please visit wetzelfuneralhome.com .
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