Betty Baker


Mrs. Betty Marie Moore Baker, 77, of Frederick, died Sunday morning, Nov. 14, at the Northampton Manor Nursing Home, Frederick.

She was the wife of the late Chester L. "Barney" Baker, Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2001.

Born on June 5, 1927, in Frederick, she was a daughter of the late Merhl Randolph and Maude Isabelle Stull Moore.

Mrs. Baker attended Frederick High School.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who enjoyed her grand and great grandchildren.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Frederick, where she previously served on the altar guild; and she formerly held the post of president and secretary of the Auxiliary for the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Surviving are Mrs. Baker's children: Joanne Welty and husband Doug of Falling Waters, W.Va., Linda Ford and husband James of Littlestown, Pa. and Chester L. Baker, Jr. and wife Emily of Frederick; seven grandchildren: Melissa Miller, Kelly Keller, Susan Naill, Randy Ford and Craig, Jacob and Heather Baker; 10 great grandchildren; siblings Evelyn Green of Walkersville, Elouise Clem and James Moore, both of Frederick, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Randolph, Harold, Arthur and Thomas Moore, and sister Julia Gearinger.

Friends may call at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m., in the Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The Rev. Gary T. Bilbie will officiate.

Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 West Seventh Street, Frederick, MD 21702.

Mrs. Ruth Rhoderick

Mrs. Ruth May Rhoderick, 91, of Frederick, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2004 at her home. She was the wife of Harry Dorsey Rhoderick, who died December 27, 1995.

Born April 16, 1913 in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Rosie May Heffner Layman. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Frederick Tailoring Company and Microbiological in Walkersville. She loved her dogs Muffin and Bear and enjoyed feeding the birds each day.

She is survived by two nieces, Mary Lee Moberly and Pearl Skeggs; two nephews, Albert Marcey and wife Mignon, and Edward Rhoderick and wife Janet; a sister in law, C. Lorraine Layman; eight great nieces, Ann Lorraine Knott, Lori Bacorn, Linda Gauthier, Susan Lyons, Christine Reed, Melanie Petersen, Cynthia Peter, and Valerie Denson; and a number of great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She is also remembered by a step-sister, Sharon Hurley and step-brother, William Layman.

She will be fondly remembered by Gary and Ginny Oland.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Layman; one brother, Henry Layman; and a niece, Delores Knott.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17 at Keeney and Basford P.A. Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 18 from the South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick, with Pastor J. Kenneth Stalls officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick, MD 21701.

Catherine Lowe

Mrs. Catherine Anne Lingg Lowe, 85, of DePaul Street, Emmitsburg, died Sunday, November 14, 2004 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.

She was the wife of the late Kermit L. Lowe, who died in 1996. Born April 14, 1919 in Emmitsburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Jane Baker Lingg.

Mrs. Lowe was a graduate of Emmitsburg High School. She was a homemaker.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg and was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda E. Humerick of Millers, Jill Hooper and husband Wayne of Thurmont; two granddaughters, Dionne Favorite and husband Rick of Emmitsburg, Toni J. Humerick of Millers; four great-grandchildren, Trever Ellenburg, Ethan Favorite, Cheyenne Favorite, all of Emmitsburg, Cori E. Lantz of Millers; three sisters, Rita Stahley of Emmitsburg, Dorin Morgret of New Oxford, Pa., Ruth Heiser of Hanover, Pa.; and one brother, Raymond Lingg of Emmitsburg.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Lingg and Paul Lingg and by sisters, Helen Randoph, Edna Bream and Theresa Lingg.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mission of Mercy, P.O. Box 102, Fairfield, Pa. 17320.

Arrangements are by the Skiles Funeral Home, Emmitsburg.

Mrs. Mary Faulkner

Mrs. Mary Edna Faulkner, 98, of Mount Airy, died Sunday, Nov. 14 at Lorien Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Ronald Robert Faulkner, her husband of 71 years.

Born July 16, 1906 in Washington D.C. she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Dora Pillsbury Tyler.

Mrs. Faulkner attended Strayer College and the Washington School for Secretaries. She was a licensed day care operator from 1952 to 1997, retiring when she was 91 years old. In the course of her career she had raised over 300 children. In 2001 she wrote and had published a book about her life, entitled "My Life - From Outhouse to the Computer."

Mrs. Faulkner was active with the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department. She was an avid Bingo player, loved to crotchet, and spend time with her family.

She was a member of Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church at Libertytown.

Surviving her are 8 children: Shirley Gamble and Judy Michand, both of Summerton, South Carolina; Roland Faulkner, Jr. of Mount Airy; Cathy Faulkner of Orange City, Florida; David Faulkner of Gaithersburg; John R. Faulkner of Columbia; Linda Moser of Palm Bay, Florida, and Sean Faulkner of Vero Beach, Florida; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and nine great great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Cross and Louise Tyler; a brother, Frank Tyler and a great-grandson Robert "Boo" Faulkner.

Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17 and 18 at the Olin L. Molesworth P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Reverend John Dietzenbach at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Veirs Mill Road at Claridge Lane, Wheaton. Entombment is at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund 9201 A Church Street, Libertytown, MD 21762.

Mr. Anthony Toth

Mr. Anthony F. Toth, 84, of Thurmont died on Monday, November 15 at his residence. He was the husband of Madeline P. Nowak Toth, his wife of 54 years.

Born on January 8, 1920 in Jermyn, Pa., he was the son of the late Albert and Anna Uhrin Toth. He was a life long farmer but was employed by the Dept. of Energy in Germantown for 13 years. Mr. Toth was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Thurmont. He truly loved farming and also enjoyed painting and doing word searches.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 11 children, Tom Toth and wife Terri of Boyds, Eileen Nickl and husband Eddie of Gainesville, Fla., Pam Davis and husband Will of Mount Airy, Karen Gotch and husband Mike of Heathsville, Va., Mike Toth and wife Karen of Clifton, Va., Bill Toth and wife Cheryl of Frederick, Kathy Schoming and husband Geof of Manchester, Loretta Nahr and husband Ronnie of Damascus, Tony Toth of Germantown, Chelly Scala and husband Steve of Rockville and Maddy Bowman and husband Wendell of Damascus; 24 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two brothers, Al Toth and wife Anna Mae of Oxford, N.C. and Bernie Toth of Bowie; three sisters, Mary Leggieri and husband Tony of Ijamsville, Ann Peterson of King George, Va. and Lil Hinds of Marlboro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Toth was preceded in death by three sisters, Claire Morris, Fean Borovosky and Dean Kowalewski.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont where a Christian wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, N. Church St., Thurmont with the Rev. James Hannon as celebrant. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring with his sons, Tom Toth, Mike Toth, Bill Toth and Tony Toth serving as pallbearers.

Dorothy Lufriu

Dorothy E. Bowers Lufriu, 87, of Westminster, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13 at Continuum Care Center, Sykesville.

She was born January 5, 1917 in Frederick, daughter of the late William D. Bowers and Ruth Helfenstein Bowers.

She was the widow of Frank M. Lufriu. She is survived by her son, Ivan F. Lufriu of Littlestown, Pa; her daughter, Anita L. Bullock of Westminster; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Maryland Line, MD 21105.

Cremation arrangements are by Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.

Mr. Earl Reed

Mr. Earl W. Reed, 81, of Boyds, died on Monday, November 15, 2004 at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.

He was the husband of the late Ethel Reed.

Born on August 18, 1923 in Gaithersburg, he was the son of the late Herman and Mary Arnold Reed.

Surviving are two children, Robert Reed and wife Betty of Libertytown, Wanda Smith and husband Jim of Michigan; two brothers, Pat and Bennie Reed; three grandchildren, Kim, Sandi, Shannon; three great grandchildren, Samantha, Brandon, Elizabeth and a special friend and companion, Regina Walls of Boyds.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).

Funeral services win be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 19 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds. Interment will be in Germantown Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown.

William Power

William Henry Power was born on January 5, 1933 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada and passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2004. Mr. Power was of Woodbine, formerly of Rockville.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Power; his father, William Power; and his mother, Jean Power (nee, Willar). He leaves to mourn and remember him a son, Wayne Power (wife, Kathy) of Monrovia; a daughter, Deborah West (husband, Keith) of Woodbine; grandchildren, Nikki, Chris, Sean and Kevin; a brother, Brian Power and sister-in-law, Gail Power of St. John's, Newfoundland; a sister, Valerie Murley and brother-in-law, Ken Murley of British Columbia. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, 300 West Montgomery Avenue (Rte 28 just off I-270, exit 6-A), Rockville on Tuesday, November 16, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church (Historic Chapel), 520 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 on Wednesday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the , 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 204, Washington, DC 20036. Please sign and view the Power family guest book at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Virginia


Mrs. Virginia Swope Compher, 95, formerly of Lovettsville, Va., died Sunday, November 14, 2004, in Gore, Va.

Born on March 5, 1909 in Lovettsville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Charles L. and Clara Agnes Mae Swope.

She is survived by her four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis (Compher) Reynolds of Gore, Va., Carolyn Settle of Strasburg, Va., Virginia Compher of Woodstock, Va., Shirley Jordan of Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; three sons, Charles David Compher of Kearneysville, W. Va., George A. Pendley of Gainsville, Ga., and Wallace E. Pendley of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, John Robert Swope of Melbourne, Fla.; 28 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren, and 28 great, great grandchildren.

Mrs. Compher was predeceased by her husband, Charles William Compher in 1993. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Gerald J. Pendley, Charles Pendley, and Allen A. Pendley.

Arrangements are being handled by Loudoun Funeral Chapels, Brown Funeral Home, 34 East Broadway, Lovettsville, Va., where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2004. Funeral service will follow at Browns, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Interment will be at Lovettsville Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, Va.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Compher's memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Va. 22601.

Norman Crummitt

Norman Lee Crummitt, 42, of 212 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, November 13, 2004 at his home.

Born January 26, 1962 in Frederick, he was the son of the late William E., Jr. and Peggy L. Miller Crummitt.

He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by one sister, Teresa Gray of Hagerstown; four brothers, Mark Crummitt of Hagerstown, Gene Crummitt of Sharpsburg, William Edward Crummitt, III of Frederick, and Donald Wayne Sweeney of Middletown; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Joseph Quesenberry will officiate.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to a .

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Nov. 16, 2004
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