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Casper 'John' Barnickole, 92, of Westminster

Casper "John" Barnickole, 92, of Westminster, died June 18, 2008, at Brinton Woods Nursing Home in Winfield.

Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Casper Barnickole and Rose Selmar Barnickole.

He was married to Josephine Saia Barnickole, who preceded his death.

He was a veteran of the Army, having served during World War II.

Prior to retiring, he worked for the Baltimore City Board of Education. He also helped out at Poor-Boys Garden Center in Parkville.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law J. Maria and Frank DiFatta of Westminster; grandchildren Frank, Robert, Anna, Nicholas and John; and great-grandchildren Julianna, Elena and Luciano.

A funeral service was heldat Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel. Entombment followed in the mausoleum. Arrangements were by Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Helen G. Burton, 82, of Westminster

Helen G. Burton, 82, of Westminster, died June 21, 2008, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born May 2, 1926, in Pierpoint, W.Va., she later lived in Mayben, W.Va. and Baltimore.

She relocated to Westminster with her husband of 54 years, Melvin L. Burton, until his passing in May 2006.

In 1948, she moved to Baltimore to earn her beautician's license and became a professional hairdresser, remaining in the trade until age 77, when she retired.

In the 1970s she served as a den mother for Cub Scouts in Sudbrook Park, where she was also active in other community service as well.

She is survived by sisters Maxine Canada and Eileen Tedder; daughter and son-in-law Yvonne and Sterling McNeill; son and daughter-in-law Herbert and Carma Burton; son and daughter-in-law Jack and Tracy Burton; grandchildren Todd and Shannon, Joe McNeill, Mike and Megan Charrette, Jack Burton, Daniel Burton and Holly Burton; and great-grandchildren Dominick, Tyler, Brielle and Miguel.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, at Fletcher Funeral Home, PA, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. Jack Burton officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784; or to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Cathryn H. Dahlberg, 85, of Westminster

Cathryn H. Dahlberg, 85, of Westminster, died June 18, 2008, at her residence.

Born May 16, 1923, in Duluth, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Uzell Hambrick and Lola Belle Martin Hambrick.

She was the wife of Richard L. Dahlberg, her husband of 51 years.

She was a member of Kirkridge Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving her, in addition her husband, are son and daughter-in-law Richard L. and Catherine Dahlberg of Gaithersburg; daughter and son-in-law C. Renee and James Baroch of Abingdon; brothers Huron Hambrick of Suwanne, Ga., James Hambrick of Duluth, Ga.; and sister Runell Allen of Buford, Ga.; and grandson Richard "Rich" Dahlberg of Gaithersburg.

Funeral services were held at Krug Chapel Auditorium at Carroll Lutheran Village with the Rev. James Witke officiating. Interment, with full military honors, was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Clara Elizabeth Hagan, 84, of Hampstead

Clara Elizabeth Hagan, 84, of Hampstead died June 20, 2008, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born March 22, 1924, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Ruth Gearheart Cool.

She was the wife of the late Donald O. Hagan, who died in 1979.

She was retired from duty as the site manager at the North Carroll Senior Center, and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose 897 in Westminster. She dearly loved her family and family gatherings, as well as bingo and television food and game shows.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Charles Webb of Westminster, Joyce and Boyd Baker of Union Mills, Susan Spivey of Manchester and Donna Moffit of Westminster; sisters Catherine Bohn of Upperco and Betty Keeney of Manchester; and brother Richard Cool of Manchester.

She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Regina Kesselring and numerous brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster with her grandson, Deacon Donnie Spivey, and her pastor the Rev. Curtis C. Ehrgott officiating, Interment will be in Wesley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed online a www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Bryan DeWitt Harris, 51, of Westminster

Bryan DeWitt Harris, 51, of Westminster, died June 19, 2008, at the University Hospital in Baltimore after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 30, 1956, in Baltimore, he was the son of Carl DeWitt Harris and Helen Louise Beard Harris of Westminster.

He was the husband of Denise Kay Weidner Harris, his wife of 29 years.

He was a vice president and lead analyst for Celerant Consulting Inc. and, prior to working there, worked at JLG in Hagerstown and Black & Decker in Towson.

He graduated from Westminster High School in 1974 and received a bachelor's degree from Kent College.

He was a family man and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed sporting events, entertaining family and friends, traveling and working in his yard.

Surviving him, in addition to his parents and wife, are son and daughter-in-law Jed and Vicki Harris of Westminster; daughter and son-in-law Carli and Ryan Swift of Reisterstown; brother Randy Harris of Westminster; and grandchildren Davin and Darian Meador, Lillian and Hannah Harris, all of Westminster.

Also surviving him are mother-in-law Ruth Grayson of Westminster; nephew Brandon Harris of Westminster and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held June 24 at Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster, with the Rev. Dave Meador, pastor of Carrollton Church of God, officiating. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Caroline LaRue Leister, 90, of Westminster

Caroline LaRue Leister, 90, of Westminster, died June 17, 2008, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late Grace Miller Davis and Howard Davis.

Her husband, Martin Raymond Leister, died Jan. 26, 1982, and her daughter, Patsy A. Linker, died Jan. 3, 2007.

Prior to retiring, she worked at Westminster Shoe Co., Pleasant Valley Shoe Co. and Kessler Shoe Co.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ and the church choir, a was a member and treasurer of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

She was also a past council member and life member of the Carroll Hospital Center Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered at the hospital gift shop

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Fire Co. She was a 50-year member, past president and the oldest member of the Pleasant Valley Ladies Auxiliary and served as assistant chaplain of the auxiliary.

She was also a member of the Carroll County Fireman's Association Hall of Fame and the Ladies Auxiliary of Maryland State Fireman's Association Hall of Fame.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Edward D. and Becky Leister of Westminster; brother and sister-in-law Carl and Joy Davis of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren and spouses Dennis W. Sr. and Joy Linker of Finksburg, Jennifer S. Linker of Reisterstown, Judy and Todd Geisler of Westminster and Monte and Pinwheel Leister of Westminster.

She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ with the reverends David Bare and Karen O'Rourke officiating. The Pleasant Valley Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary also conducted a memorial service.

Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Fletcher Funeral Home, PA, Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 1427 Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158; Pleasant Valley Fire Co., 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158; or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

Hilda M. Selby, 72, Westminster

Hilda M. Selby, 72, of West Friendship, died June 18, 2008, at Howard County General Hospital.

Born April 9, 1936, in Howard County, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Caroline Johnson Affeldt.

She was the wife of John E. Selby Sr., also of West Friendship.

She had worked for several years as a fabricator for General Electric, then as a school bus driver for special needs children in the Howard County Public School system.

She was a past president of the Sykesville American Legion Post 223 Auxiliary and was an honorary life member.

Surviving her, in addition to her husband, are son William E. Selby of West Friendship; brother and sister-in-law Howard and Dixie Affeldt of Greencastle, Pa.; brother Lawrence Affeldt of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; sister and brother-in-law Mary Frances and Ron Allen of Hurlock, Md.; and grandchildren Jessica, Billy and Cory. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville. Interment was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville.


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