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Ruth L. Stine

March 11, 2003

Ruth Louise Bowman Stine, 93, formerly of Antietam Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Fahrney-Keedy Home, Boonsboro.

Born Oct. 31, 1909, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Carrie Alice Pryor Bowman.

Her husband, Preston R. Stine, died Dec. 21, 2000. They were married Sept. 21, 1940.

She was employed at Cavetown Canning Factory and Williamsport Silk Mill.

She was a member of Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, and was a deaconess.

She is survived by one son, William P. Stine of Myersville, Md.; one sister, Anna Bowser of Chewsville; one grandson, Dean Stine of Brunswick, Md.; and a stepgreat-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rae Harper and Madeline S. Young; and four brothers, Glenn Bowman, Herman Bowman, Paul Bowman and Samuel Bowman.

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Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Douglas Courter will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Grace Brethren Church, 115 Bryan Place, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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