2011-02-03 / Obituaries

Charles A. Amsley

Mercersburg, 81

Charles W. Amsley, 81, Mercersburg, passed into eternal life while at his home on Sunday, January 30, 2011, surrounded by his family.

He was born December 23, 1929, in Mercersburg, Pa., to Theodore and Helen (Mummert) Amsley. He was married to Betty (Ramsey) Amsley on December 13, 1952. They lived in Mercersburg where they resided for 54 years prior to moving to Menno Village in October 2010.

He attended Hustontown Church of God for 40 years where he served as superintendant and worship leader. He most recently attended and was a member at Greencastle Church of God for 14 years.

He was employed as a contracting officer at Letterkenny Army Depot and retired in 1987 as chief of reutilization and marketing, Defense Logistics Agency.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He spent one year in Guam and was discharged at the rank of staff-sergeant. He was an avid sports fan, gardener, and above all loved being with his family.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Betty R. Amsley, Chambersburg; three daughters: Teresa(wife of Jack Parr) Amsley, Chambersburg; Brenda (wife of Herm) Mellott of Hagerstown, Md.; and Wanita (wife of Randy) Shoemaker of Chambersburg; six grandchildren: Kimeka(fiance of Steven Jewell) Wilson, Asohnn Amsley, Ben and Chuck Mellott, Shalynn (wife of Bryan) Stough and Brittany Strait; two great-grandchildren: Brianna “Breezi” and Willow Amsley, with a third great-grandchild baby Stough on the way; a brother, Clarence Amsley; and two sisters: Gladys Hawbaker and Margaret Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore E. and Helen L. Amsley; a sister, Delores Jean Shannon, and two brothers: Carl E. Amsley and Theodore Amsley II.

Funeral services will be held Friday February 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Greencastle Church of God. The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg. Rev. Floyd Myers will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice 2700 Luther Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg, will handle the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhomes.com.

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