2008-12-18 / Local & State

Cards Of Thanks


Sunday, December 7, was my 60th birthday. I was surprised by a party given by my family. There must have been 75 people there. I am truly blessed by God to have family and friends like I do who care about me. To give of their time to come with gifts and good things to eat are beyond great. There is some truth to the saying "the fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach."

To all my old softball and hunting buddies I can only say thank you for all the good times, to my Cito Sunday School lass. i can never replace you and I love you all. Thank you too for my neighbors who are the best. For my family, I thank you so much.

Lord, I thank you most for blessing me with such fine neighbors, friends and family.

Roger Barnett


Special thanks is extended to all those who visited, sent flowers, cards, food and had a nice birthday party for me.

It was greatly appreciated.

Emma Bivens


We, the family and friends of Ronnie Lee Bottenfield, would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for supporting our Kindred Spirits auction held on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Green Hill Sewing Club in Harrisonville:

The Green Hill Sewing Club for donating the club at no cost.

Max McQuade for providing his services at no cost, and Max's family for showing up and supporting our cause.

The Kindred Spirits organization for their tireless efforts to help everyday citizens in need. They do not like to have their names in the newspaper, but hopefully you know who they are!

The Frank and Missy DeShong family for their endless dedication and support of the Kindred Spirts - your family is a steadfast example of kindness and "big-heartedness."

East Coast Gun Sales, Duncansville; Mark Twain Noe, Harrisonville; Brian Tucker, Harrisonville; Body Focus and Massage, Bedford; Tame Your Mane, East Freedom; Tips and Toes Salon, and all its patrons who donated cash, Bedford; Gateway Gift Shop, Breezewood; Crawford's Museum, Breezewood; Ken's Custom Picture Framing, McConnellsburg; Sheetz, Breezewood; Wendy's, Breezewood; Hardees's; Breezewood; Perkins Restaurant, Breezewood; Petro All American Plaza (Truck Stop), Breezewood; OIP, Everett; Main Moon Chinese Restaurant, Mc- Connellsburg; Remsburg Service Center, McConnellsburg; Strait's Market, McConnellsburg; Roger and Resondia Sowers, Mike Sponsler, Kurt and Beth Kendall, Jean Weller, Ed and Kathy (K.C.) Gracey, Mr, and Mrs. John Spittler, Randy Brantner, Jeanne Hollinshead, Lana Bard, Duane Mellott, Wanda Sweeney and Rube Hann, Deanna Everhart, Helen Fix, Mike and Linda Lynch, Garry Calhoun, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Shives, Amber Shafer, Roderick Hill, Gary Mitchell, Mike and Nancy Funk, Trudy Morton, Barry Noel, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fowler, Jeff and Peggy Claycomb, Pat Decker, Pat Cutchall, Mary Johnson, Sam and Sherry Metz, Tawnie House, Creta Berkstresser, John and Harriet Warsing, Steve and Barb Weller, Sheldon DeShong, Tonya and Monty Shatzer, John Swindell, Ronnie Vance, Joyce Jay, Scott and Karen Gordon, Terry and Lori Buterbaugh, Drew Freye; and all the employees at JLG Industries Inc. in Bedford, McConnellsburg, Shippensburg, and Hagerstown who helped spread the word and supported us with auction items, cash donations, attendance, or prayers. We have tried to include everyone, and we know we may have missed someone - for this we are deeply sorry as we want everyone to have the recognition they deserve and rather than just put a generic thank-you to all we wanted to recognize as many people as possible. Thank you all so much for your help in making our auction a success and helping Ronnie Lee's family during the very trying time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


The family of Vera Hixson would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful family and friends for the cards, phone calls, visits, food, flowers and monetary donations in her memory and most of all your prayers and support during the loss of our loved one.

We would like to thank the Raystown Ambulance staff for their response and for the ones who responded to their call for assistance. To Dr. Horton, emergency staff and hospital staff at UPMC Bedford County Hospital, a special thank-you for the outstanding care, compassion, kindness and hospitality that were given to us.

We would also like to thank Pastor Wireback, Alan Fischer and Beth Carver for the honor shown at the funeral service and the Breezewood Lighthouse Church family and friends who prepared and served the funeral dinner and the Breezewood Firehall Auxiliary for their assistance in the dinner. Thank you, Scott and April, of Dalla Valle Funeral Service for your professional service and kindness shown. Thank you, Bud and Mike, for your hard work you gave for the Akersville Cemetery.

Thank you again for your love shown to us in so many ways. We are so blessed by all of you and may God continue to richly bless all of you.


Nathan Hixson

Mary Ann, Daryl

Natalie and Nathan


I would like to thank all the staff of Fulton County Medical Center, Kayla Sholes, Megan Barnett and Dr. Milroth for their care and encouragement during my stay at the hospital and my trips to the office.

Thank you to everyone who said a prayer for me. Thanks for the cards and the visits during my illness.

May God bless you all.

Michael, Jeanne, Kayla

and Janey Snyder


The family of Justin Mellott would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the outpouring of kindness extended to our families during our recent tragedy. We appreciate all the cards, calls, food, prayers, donations and visits.

A special thank-you to everyone who assisted in the rescue of Justin off the mountain and to everyone involved in his transportation to Altoona Regional Trauma Center.

Thank you to the doctors, nurses, chaplains and entire staff who cared for Justin at the trauma center. Thanks to Sipes Funeral Home, Pastor Bill Swope and Father Allen Thomas for their support, kind words and wonderful memorial service.

We also want to thank the golf course and its staff for the excellent meal. Our time of sadness is eased by the fact that we are all blessed to live in a community that is so supportive and to have family and friends who are there when you need them.

May God bless each and every one of you.


Aimee, Logan and

Zoe Mellott Lee, Marie and Jason Mellott

Joe, Jan Wolfe

and family


I would like to thank each and every person who supported my husband and me while he was in Chambersburg Hospital during his two stays.

We greatly appreciated the cards, phone calls, flowers and prayers. We're specially thankful for Dr. Gorman, the staff at Chambersburg Hospital and the staff at Fulton County Medical Center emergency room. Some of these people really went the extra mile to help us.

Special thanks also to the Eddys, Donna Shasserre and my daughter, Sharon and her husband, Denny, for driving me to and from the hospital when I was not able to drive myself.

Thank you one and all. May God bless each one and keep you all safe.

Rachel DeShong


Our sincere gratitude for all of the kind expressions of love, support, sympathy and prayers following the sudden loss of Larry J. Shade.

Our thanks to Brett Cornelius, Pastor John Godissart and church members, members of McConnellsburg Vol. Fire Co., co-workers, friends and family for all of their help and acts of kindness.

We sincerely appreciate all the flowers, cards, calls, memorial contributions, food and prayers. May God bless each one of you.

Judy, Lori, Kurt

and Nathan

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