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Frazer Prestemon, 43, of Chiswell's Inheritance, Poolesville, MD
died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 after a long and happy life with
her beloved fiance, Edward Lunsford, her close family, friends and
Sasha the cat. She was born in Washington, DC and lived most of
her life on her family's farm near Poolesville.
She attended Goucher College and received a electronic imaging prepress
degree from Montgomery College after deciding she preferred writing
and editing to working full-time in historic preservation. Nonetheless,
her interest in historic preservation continued throughout her life
as a member of Historic Medley District, Inc. She and Ed were for
many years the docents at the Seneca Schoolhouse Museum and John
Poole House Museum. Her publishing and research skills benefited
Medley Press and various writers. She was also employed to do legal
research and at the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning
Born with spina bifida, which meant a life as a wheelie, she took
active interest in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities
Act and in the failure of Poolesville to provide navigable curb
cuts for their sidewalks.
She traveled as much as possible all around the United States and
to Canada, Europe and the Caribbean including one memorable summer
spent crossing the U.S. in a RV with her mother, stepfather, stepbrother,
a large Bouvier, a golden retriever and a Yorkie puppy named Marley.
Her favorite mode of travel was aboard her grandfather's sailboat,
"Sarah Frazer" where she was free of the wheelchair and
could soar across the water in the Chesapeake Bay and the Mediterranean
and from Venice through the Adriatic to Croatia and Turkey.
Sarah was a devoted member of the congregation of St. Peter's Parish
whose minister, Rev. Ann Ritonia, provided spiritual sustenance
throughout her last illness. Sarah's friends in the parish family
stayed close to her and were an important part of her life. Her
greatest joy was her faith in Jesus Christ.
She is lovingly survived by her mother, Elizabeth Perry Kapsch and
her stepfather, Robert; her father, David Lee Prestemon and her
stepmother, Kary; her brothers, William, Robert and Patrick; her
grandmother, Elizabeth Prestemon, her beloved cousin, Overton Kephart
Brown; her Kephart, Prestemon, Brown and Griffith aunts, uncles
and cousins, especially her aunts Ann Brown and Nancy Claggett.
She has gone to join her grandparents, George and MaryAnn Kephart
and her grandfather, Robert Prestemon. Sarah leaves behind with
love her fiance, Edward Lunsford, and his parents, Robert and Laura
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at
2:00 at St Peter's Parish, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD
with a reception to follow at her family's farm at 18200 Beallsville
Road, Poolesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Peter's Episcopal
Church (P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, Md. 20837) or Historic Medley
District (PO Box 232, Poolesville, MD 20837).
Ralph S. Connelly,
76, of Boyds, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded
by his loving family on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Mr. Connelly was born in Rockville, MD on November 10, 1939, a son
to the late Lewis D. and Dorothy Lowe Connelly. He was the loving
husband of Judy Roberts Connelly for 56 years.
Ralph was a master brick mason and devoted his life to a trade he
loved. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years and spent
his life of retirement enjoying his family.
Ralph was preceded in death by brothers, Jim Connelly, Lewis Connelly,
Pete Connelly, Robert Connelly and John Rankin.
Aside from his wife, Ralph is survived by two sons, Keith M. Connelly
and wife Kathy of McConnellsburg, PA, Bruce L. Connelly and wife
Beverly of Clarksburg, MD; grandchildren, Randell M. Connelly and
partner Juan Vega of Stafford, VA, Holly C. Fellows and husband
Jason of Knoxville, MD, Gregg M. Connelly and wife Jamie of McConnellsburg,
PA, Heather M. Blache and husband Eric of Libertytown, MD, Russell
D. Connelly of McConnellsburg, PA, Valerie D. Hagberg and husband
Steven of Clarksburg, MD, and Branden M. Connelly of Clarksburg,
Ralph is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jenna,
Jenson, Herbert, and Russell Jr. who were his true pride and joy.
He is also survived by one sister, Janice Butt of Germantown, MD,
along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday April 25 from 1-3 and
6-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109)
Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday
April 26 at 11am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Cemetery, Darnestown,
Carlin, 91, of Boyds, MD, died on April 18, 2016.
He was the husband of the late Emily B. Carlin.
Born on February 18, 1925, in Boyds, he was the son of the late
William Melvin and Virgie (Beall) Carlin.
Surviving is one daughter, Nancy Carlin of N. Potomac, MD; one sister,
Emily Jean Easter of FL; five grandchildren, Danielle, T.J., Steven,
Emily, Malia and 3 great grandchildren, Hailey, Oliver and Dempsey.
Leon was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Warren and two brothers,
James Harold and William Douglas Carlin.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday April 21 from 6-8
P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Friday
April 22 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic
Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.
86, of Frederick, MD, died peacefully on April 15, 2016.
She was the wife of the late John F. Gnadt.
Born on July 20, 1929, in Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the
late Edwin and Mary (Nunke) Anderl.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Jonathan), MaryJane (Christopher);
one son, John (Nicole) and her grandchildren Daniel, Mitchell, Olivia,
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 27,
at St. Gregory the Great Church, Milwaukee, WI.
Visitation from 10:30 AM until time of Service.
Interment to follow at Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee.
W. Davis, III
John W. Davis
III, better known as "Jack," born 7/29/1924, passed away
on 4/12/2016. He was the son of Margaret (VanSise) Davis and John
W. Davis Jr. Following graduation from Frederick High School, he
attended the University of Maryland for a year, anticipating becoming
a veterinarian. WW II intervened, and when his two older brothers
were called up for service, Jack returned to help work the farm
on Davis (now Thurston) Road. Over the years, Jack worked selling
and installing Surge milking equipment, earned a certificate in
welding, and worked for several machine shops rising up to foreman.
He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville,
active in the Monocacy Lions Club for many years, and a charter
member of the American Bluebird Society.
Following multiple "retirements" Jack kept himself busy
repairing furniture and working around the house and yard. He was
married to Frances (Ray) for 50 years before she passed in 1999,
and then to
Elizabeth (Daniel) Painter who passed in 2013. He was also pre-deceased
by his sister Harriet, older brothers Tom and Walter Magruder, twin
sister Margaret (Davis) Angevine and grand-daughter, Maria
Krebs, and great grandson, Ethan Yoder. He leaves a younger brother
Leonard (Ike), children John W. Davis IV and Vikki, Charles and
Judy, daughter Amelia Krebs and Paul, son Alan, and stepson Dan
Grandchildren: Lauren (Davis) & Darren Lloyd, Cameron Davis;
Isaac & Desha Davis, Benjamin Davis, and Anna (Davis) &
Ken Yoder; Andrew Krebs; Brendan & Hannah Davis, Aiden, and
Caity Davis, step granddaughters Danielle Painter, Susan (Constable)
& Scot Shealer, and 14 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Peter's Episcopal
Church (2100 Fisher Ave.,
Poolesville, Md. 20837) or Monocacy Lions Club (c/o Gary Burdette,
22711 Mt. Ephraim Rd., Dickerson,
A Memorial Service will be 6/11/2016 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, Poolesville, Md.
A luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
Evelyn Woodard Wolfrey
Evelyn Woodard Wolfrey, 79, of Poolesville, MD, passed away at home
in the care of Hospice on April 8, 2016.
Evelyn was born in Lee County, Virginia, to Ransom and Mary (Oliver)
Woodard on May 12, 1936.
Her beloved husband of 59 years, John Fyfe Wolfrey, passed away
on October 13, 2013. John was from Poolesville, where they made
their life together.
Evelyn leaves to morn, her sister, Della (Woodard) Snodgrass of
Holmes Mill, KY; one niece, Marsha (Snodgrass) Meadows (Loren);
one great nephew, Bill McDonald (Emily); one great niece Samantha
McDonald; two great great nieces, Hailee Shea and Harper Grey; one
great great nephew, Roman Joseph all of Dayton, OH.
Evelyn also leaves many friends, neighbors, relatives and her adopted
family, Paige, Lin, Zach and Mackenzie Kovach who have shared their
family with Evelyn and John for 18 years and have been a constant
The family will be receiving friends on Monday April 11, from 10
- 11 am at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD. Funeral services will start at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WUMCO Help, Inc., P.O.
Box 247, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Second Chance Wildlife (scwc.org).
Dennis B. Funk,
62, of Beallsville, MD, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
He was the son of the late Paul and Ruby Funk.
Denny was born on May 20, 1953, in West Virginia.
He is survived by his former wife, Reneta Funk of Poolesville, MD;
daughter, Ashley B. Funk and boyfriend Eric Backus of Poolesville;
two brothers, Jerry Funk (Mary) of Woodsboro, MD, Robert Funk (Patty)
of Charles Town, WV; two sisters, Karen Plemmons (Larry) of Frederick,
MD, Janet Miller (Edward) of Middletown, MD; two uncles, Keith Wiles
of OH, Don Wiles of VA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 10, from 2-3 PM, at the
Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 West Willard Rd, Poolesville,
where services will be held at 3 PM. Following the service, friends
are welcome for a reception at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers family is requesting donations to Hilton Funeral
Home for funeral expenses.
On Monday, April
4, 2016, Thomas G. Schaefer, 48, of Adamstown, MD, passed away peacefully.
He was a life-long Maryland resident, attended Dematha Catholic
High School in Hyattsville, MD, and graduated from the University
of Maryland, College Park. Tom worked in project management for
various corporate and non-profit agencies in the technology and
Tom was born on May 2, 1967, in Alexandria, VA. He was the devoted
son of Helene (Ligorio) Keefner and the late George H. Schaefer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Ursula O'Donnell
Schaefer, and their three children, Carson, Andrew and Katharine
Schaefer; one sister, Lynne (Schaefer) Schneider, and many cherished
sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 7, from 4-8 PM, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, Maryland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 AM on Friday, April
8, at St.
Joseph on Carrollton Manor, 5843 Manor Woods Rd., Frederick,
MD. Interment will immediately follow at All
Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD. Following the interment, friends
are welcome to a lunch reception at St. Mary's Pavilion, Barnesville,
Flowers may be sent to Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD, or
contributions in the name of Thomas Schaefer may be made to the
ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Derwood,
Karen M. Payne,
57, of Gaithersburg, MD, passed suddenly on April 3, 2016.
She was the loving wife of Randy Payne.
Born on June 17, 1958 in Anchorage, AK, she was the daughter of
Paul Hawkins and the late Virginia M. Hawkins.
Surviving besides her husband and father is one daughter, Virginia
M. Roos; one granddaughter, Alexis N. Roos; two brothers, Kenny
and Johnny Thayer and one sister, Angie Connelly.
Karen was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Frank.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 8 from 6-8
PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
a very special angel on 29 March 2016, as Barbara Jean Lewis passed
on to be with God and Jesus.
Born in Olney, MD on 30 December 1931, she is survived by her loving
husband of 64 years, Doyle, and four children, Elaine Cuthbertson
(and husband Rand), Allen Jr. (and wife Becky), Larry (and wife
Teresa), and Gary. Through her loving spirit, the world was also
blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, and 9 wonderful great grandchildren.
There was never a more loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She
blessed her family with a happy, loving home. Saddened by her absence,
our spirits are lifted by memories of her soft voice, the twinkle
in her eyes, and the deep and endearing love she had for all of
us. She will watch over us until we meet again. Our hearts have
been broken, but will forever be filled by the memories of her love,
which touched each of our lives, and left us, and the world, so
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Upper
Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd.,
Beallsville, MD 20839 or a charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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