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Annabelle Hepburn, 57

January 31, 2009

Annabelle Hepburn, 57



APRIL 21, 1951-JAN. 29, 2009

HANCOCK -- Annabelle "Annie" Hepburn, 57, of Hancock, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, after a long courageous battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Terry W. Hepburn, and their twin daughters, Jessica O. Hepburn and Monica L. Hepburn.

Annie was born April 21, 1951, in Beaver County, Pa., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Stein. She also is survived by her twin sister, Marybelle Whitlatch of Lancaster, Pa.; sister, Marilyn Berresford of East Palestine, Ohio; and brother, Paul Stein of Enon Valley, Pa. Annie will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Annie was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jean; and a brother, Ralph Thomas.

Annie earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and continued further study at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. Prior to having her twin daughters, Annie taught first grade at Southern Fulton Elementary School in Warfordsburg, Pa.

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Additionally, Annie was the co-owner of Hepburn Orchards Fruit Market in Hancock. She served on the board as president of the Hancock War Memorial Library. She was active on the Citizens Advisory Committee, PTA and the Band Boosters of Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

Annie was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of Christ in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where she taught Sunday school.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, officiated by Edwin Floyd and Douglas Petty, followed by a burial service at St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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