Hilda Miller Sprecher, 90

February 16, 2009

APRIL 30, 1918-FEB. 15, 2009

Hilda Miller Sprecher, 90, of 225 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., a resident of Coffman Nursing Home, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the nursing home.

Born April 30, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Vernon M. and Irene Miller.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High, class of 1936.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. Sprecher, in 2004, after 64 years of marriage.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Fidelity Sunday school class and Otterbein Seniors.

She was a member and past matron of Queen Esther Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, since 1959. She served the Grand Chapter as Grand Officer and 32 years as Deputy Grand Lecturer.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara E. Sprecher of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one son, Tim Sprecher and wife, Doris, of Cottontown, Tenn.; one sister, Mildred M. Harple of Hagerstown; four grandsons, Christopher J. Yeater and wife, Maddy, of Greencastle, Pa., Dwain F. Yeater of Tempe, Ariz., David E. Sprecher of Chambersburg, Pa., and James V. Sprecher of Boonsboro, Md.; one granddaughter, Robin K. Ridenour of Greencastle; three stepgranddaughters, two stepgrandsons, three stepgreat-grandsons and three stepgreat-granddaughters, all of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene E. Hutzell and Helen L. Snively Miller; and one brother, Charles W. Miller.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m., where Order of the Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter No. 3 will have a memorial service at 7:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church Building Fund, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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