Frances M. Houser, 76

February 10, 2009

JAN. 18, 1933-FEB. 9, 2009

DARGAN - Frances Mae Houser, 76, of Dargan, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Julia Manor Health Care in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Dargan, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Charlotte Knight Allen Waters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Houser Sr.

She was a retired shoe cutter with Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown, Md.

She was a member of Samples Manor Church of God.

She is survived by four daughters, Darlene Exline and Peggy Ecton, both of Sharpsburg, Kathy Gay of Dargan and Gail Basford of Sandy Hook; two sons, Charles Allen of Hagerstown and George Houser Jr. of Knoxville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly Phillips and Catherine Houser; one brother, Charles Allen; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several half brothers and half sisters.


Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Samples Manor Cemetery. The Rev. Darrell Strite will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702.

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