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Russell E. Shank Sr., 89

November 17, 2008

Russell E. Shank Sr., 89



DEC. 26, 1918-NOV. 16, 2008

Russell Edward Shank, Sr., 89, of Maugansville, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 26, 1918, in Mount Lena, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph Edward and Rosa Mae Smith Shank.

He was employed by Statton Furniture Co., Hagerstown, retiring in 1981 after 40 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by one son, Russell E. Shank Jr. of Seven Springs, N.C.; three daughters, Rose Wiggins of Goldsboro, N.C., Judy Betts of Funkstown and Kay Shank of Clear Spring; one sister, Esther Martin of Zullinger, Pa.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Smith, Frances Seibert and Agnes Moore; and three brothers, Omer Shank, Donald Shank and Raymond Shank.

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Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, with Pastor John Doss officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coffman Nursing Home, Activities Department, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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