Kathleen "Jake" Miller, 92

February 13, 2009

FEB. 10, 1917-FEB. 12, 2009

Kathleen "Jake" Miller, 92, of 18813 Rolling Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at her home.

Born Saturday, Feb. 10, 1917, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Adam D. Hawbaker and Emma C. Neff Hawbaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Miller.

She attended schools in Washington County and worked as a cook for the Washington County Sheriff's Department until she retired in 1982. She had been a member of the Women's Moose Lodge since 1958 and became a life member in 2008. She was also a member of the AARP. She bowled on many leagues, the last being, "The Crazy Ladies" Bowling League. She enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together. She loved playing bingo, cooking large meals and spending many wonderful times with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Carnes of Hagerstown; and stepson, Chester A. Miller of Maugansville, Md.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Shantz; a son, Paul Richard Shantz; stepson, Donald R. Miller Jr.; sisters, Cora Stottlemyer, Grace Hawbaker, Gertrude Hawbaker, Ethel Hawks, Frances Hawbaker, Hazel Barton, Rachel Hawbaker, Mary Hawbaker, Helen Hart, Violet Hawbaker and Aurelia (Mike) Bitner; brothers, Clarence, Charles, Emmert, Adam, Clyde, Carmel, Wallace, Robert (Bud), Kenneth, Wilbur (Webb) and Paul Hawbaker.

Services will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Chaplain Beth Johns officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to The Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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