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Margaret E. Strickland, 82

December 12, 2008

SEPT. 26, 1926-DEC. 10, 2008

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Mrs. Margaret E. Strickland, of Myersville, passed away on Dec. 10, 2008, at Washington County Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Clifford A. Strickland, who died on Sept. 25, 1978.

Born on Sept. 26, 1926, in Pensacola, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Carl C. and Mary C. Higgins. Margaret graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Her greatest pleasures were all her grandchildren; she referred to them as her "beautiful doll babies."

She is survived by four children, Susan E. Rhodes and husband Tom, Glenn M. Strickland, Karen M. Flook and husband Joe, and Richard L. Strickland and wife Rhonda; 11 grandchildren, Lance Strickland, and wife Sherry, Clay Strickland, Sarah Bailey and husband Zane, Andrew Strickland, Justin Flook, Brian Rhodes, Kimberly Ward and husband John, Joseph Flook, Kayla Strickland, Ashley Strickland and Meghan Strickland; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl C. Higgins Jr. and Robert Higgins.

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Visitation will be held privately for the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 112 E. 2nd Street in Frederick, Md. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Floral tributes are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick.

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