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Simon Eugene Neil 1950-2024

Simon was a logger early in his life, then worked as a forklift operator at Grove Manufacturing for 28 years, before several illnesses made retirement necessary.

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Max H Needy 1944-2024

Max was a member of The Owl’s Club and Eagles Club, Inc., both of Waynesboro and enjoyed being an umpire for the Waynesboro Little League for many years.

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Melinda Kay Mann 1967-2024

Born February 23, 1967, Melinda loved watching NASCAR races and cheered for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team and New York Yankees baseball team.

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Larry R Wolfe 1951-2024

Larry worked at Mott’s in Aspers before his retirement and enjoyed visiting with friends and family and making his rounds at local restaurants.

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Johanna Murray 1939-2024

Joey was proud of her Dutch heritage and collected Delft items over the years. She loved many flowers, including irises, tulips and bleeding hearts.

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Walter Pyle Smith 1944-2024

In 1989 Walter began his career as the regional sales manager for the newly-formed Civil Construction Division of the A.B. Chance Company, distributors of helical piles.

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David W Koser 1946-2024

Earlier in life, Dave worked in the construction field, but for the majority of his working life, he was employed with the Borough of Shippensburg.

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Mary M Wilken 1936-2024

Mary was employed as a sewing machine operator with U-Wanna-Wash Frocks in Ft. Loudon for 27 years and most recently at Mercersburg Apparel for 10 years.

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Peggy K Bloser 1945-2024

Born November 30, 1945, Mrs. Bloser was a member of Center Lutheran Church, Newville, and had worked in the bakery at Saylors Market, Newville.

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Mary C Snyder 1929-2024

An avid card player, bowler and dancer, Mary was very fond of taking vacations including, Italy, Las Vegas and cruises, mall walking, traveling and tutoring children.

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Anna L Garman 1948-2024

Mrs. Garman was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she showed a special love for entertaining her family for the holidays.

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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