Nancy Jane Bast Bikle, 84

March 20, 2009

DEC. 13, 1924-MARCH 19, 2009

BOONSBORO - Nancy Jane Bast Bikle, 84, of Old National Pike in Boonsboro, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Harlan Bast Sr. and Caroline K. Sparrow Bast.

Nancy Jane was a 1942 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a 1945 graduate of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing.


She had worked as a registered nurse at Washington County Hospital, retiring in 1976.

Nancy Jane was a lifetime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, where she was active in various capacities over her years of membership.

She was a member of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and had volunteered with the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

Nancy Jane is survived by her husband, Josef F. "Chris" Bikle, whom she married March 25, 1946; two sons, Mark A. Bikle and wife, Marie, and Thomas E. Bikle and wife, Lisha, all of Boonsboro; and two grandsons, Matthew C. Bikle and Joshua R. Bikle, both of Boonsboro.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John H. Bast Jr.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Entombment will be in the Boonsboro Cemetery Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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