Patricia Ann Dickerhoff, 60

February 18, 2009

JUNE 24, 1948-FEB. 15, 2009

Patricia Ann (Spigler) Dickerhoff, 60, of Hagerstown, Md., peacefully passed into the arms of her Saviour surrounded by her loving family at home on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.

Born Thursday, June 24, 1948, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Lewis "Hoagie" and Helen Elizabeth (Davis) Spigler Sr.

She was employed by and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple, serving as executive assistant to the pastor, church secretary, nursery worker, soul winner and much, much more. She never wanted to be in the spotlight, but served selflessly, tirelessly and faithfully without needing recognition or reward.


She was known as a loving, sacrificing Mom, sending all three of her daughters to college; a doting Nana, who traveled to Canada and Cameroon, West Africa, to see newborn grandchildren; a caring sister; a loyal and compassionate friend; a woman of great faith, strength and courage; a prayer warrior; and a hard worker. She loved her family and church family. She enjoyed traveling, especially beach trips with family and friends. She was a true Proverbs 31 lady and gave her life, her all, to her Lord. She leaves an unfathomable void.

She is survived by three daughters, Paula Ann Shatzer and husband, Dennis, of Hagerstown, Pamela Christine Bachman and husband, Zane, missionary to Cameroon, and Amy Elizabeth McMillin and husband, Pete, of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren, Luke Hudson Bachman, Abigail Joy Bachman, Charity Elise Bachman, Priscilla Ruth Bachman, Michael Conner McMillin, Chad Andrew McMillin and Baby McMillin, due September 2009; two sisters, Catherine N. "Cathy" Stauder of Williamsport and E. Jean Shank and husband, Rick, of Hagerstown; two brothers, John Lewis "Sonny" Spigler Jr. and wife, Marty, of Greencastle, Pa., and William Ray "Bill" Spigler and wife, Judy, of Williamsport; a stepbrother, Joel Spigler of Falling Waters, W.Va.; an uncle; aunts; cousins; nephew; nieces; and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Norald Augustus Spigler; and a nephew, Kevin Michael Stauder.

The family will receive family and friends Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Services will be held Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Hagerstown. Dr. Larry Aikens Jr. and Dr. Ed Hampton will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Building Fund (in memory of Pat Dickerhoff), 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Pat Dickerhoff Legacy Fund for her grandchildren, c/o Paul Shatzer, 1663 Woodlands Run, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies ...

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