Lillian Irene Stouffer, 98, of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family at her daughter's home.
Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Howard Franklin and Susie Elizabeth Krunkleton Stickler.
She graduated from Teletype School in Baltimore, Md., and Columbia Business College in Baltimore.
She was previously employed by Chatkins Pharmacy Snack Bar, Hagerstown Dairy Snack Bar, Newberry's Department Store, and Postal Telegraph at Fairchild Aircraft as a teletype operator for 20 years.
She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.
For 30 years, she was a member of Johns Hopkins Research Program. She also was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211 Ladies Auxiliary, AARP and BPO Elks 378.
She enjoyed family gatherings, local interests, friends, cooking, baking, writing poetry, crocheting and reading The Herald-Mail. She was an avid walker, hiker, and in years past, loved horseback riding and traveling.
She is survived by one daughter, Dona L. Nikirk of Hagerstown; one sister, June Harrison of Hagerstown; one brother, Harry Stickler of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Toni L. Webb and husband, Lee, Jeffrey Diseati and wife, Barb, David M. Sapp and wife, Martine, and Jason A. Sapp and wife, Heather; 10 great-grandchildren, Laura, Sheridan, Nathaniel, Brittany, Brandon, Haley, Joshua, Ryan, Russell and Heather; and four great-great-grandchildren, Aston, A.J., Reed and baby Kennady Lillian.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie L. Diseati; one son, Lester G. Stouffer Jr.; four sisters, Agnes Martin, Florence Snyder, Edna Martin and Betty Jenson; three brothers, Raymond Stickler, Clyde Stickler and Howard (Bud) Stickler; and two sons-in-law, Tony J. Diseati and Edwin E. Nikirk II.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Nancy Jenkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.