Blanche C. Howell, 86

March 26, 2009

OCT. 8, 1922-MARCH 24, 2009

LaPLATA, Md. - Blanche Cornelia Howell, 86, of LaPlata, and formerly of Downsville, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Civista Medical Center in LaPlata.

Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Floyd County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Joseph and Effie Maude Burgess Hancock.

She was a graduate of New Windsor (Md.) High School.

She was an Avon representative for 27 years in the Williamsport area.

She was a member of Sam's Creek Church of the Brethren in New Windsor.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, George Washington Howell of LaPlata; one daughter, Wanda L. Pingitore of Charlotte Hall, Md.; two brothers, Alvis A. Hancock of Charleston, S.C., and Rauland E. Hancock of Hanover, Pa.; and two grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Tressa Lescalleet and Odessa M. Baile; and one brother, Olin H. Hancock.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. Ernest E. Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open Saturday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

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

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