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Mildred M. Grossnickle, 93

July 23, 2009

JAN. 6, 1916-JULY 21, 2009

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Miss Mildred Mae Grossnickle, 93, of Myersville, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Myersville and was the daughter of the late John Peter and Bessie Mae Blickenstaff Grossnickle.

Mildred was a very active lifelong member of the Myersville Church of the Brethren, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School for many years, had served as church board chair, composed the history of the church and was instrumental in designing the church's bicentennial quilt.

She was proud of her vegetable garden and beautiful flower gardens, enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends, and antiquing.

A Middletown High School graduate, she attended Bridgewater College and graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College with a degree in special education. Her 30-year teaching career began in Hampstead, Md., and she later transferred to Washington County so she could be a caregiver for her parents.

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Surviving is her sister-in-law, Ruby Grossnickle of Burkittsville; one nephew, Rene R. Grossnickle; three great-nephews, R. Roxy Grossnickle, John M. Grossnickle and Byron Haupt; two great-nieces, Sherri Duvall and Keri Grossnickle; four great-great nephews, Sean Duvall, Daniel Haupt, Ethan Grossnickle and Weston Grossnickle; two great-great nieces, Katelyn Haupt and Alayna Grossnickle.

Preceding her in death was her brother, Maurice E. Grossnickle, and her niece, Nancy Jo Grossnickle Haupt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at the Myersville Church of the Brethren with Pastor James Peyton and Pastor James Flora officiating.

Burial will be in the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville.

The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Myersville Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 403, Myersville, MD 21773.

Arrangements are being handled by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

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