Olive J. Alder, 77

July 27, 2009

JAN. 6, 1932-JULY 24, 2009

BOONSBORO - Olive J. Alder, 77, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2009, at her home in Benevola.

Born Jan. 6, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Ethel G. (Reeder) Baker Dorman.

Her husband, James R. Alder, preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Alder was a member of the Boonsboro High School class of 1949, and a graduate of Hagerstown Business College.

She retired as the executive secretary of M.P. Moller Inc.

Olive was a lifelong member of Benevola United Methodist Church, where she served as the secretary and treasurer for more than 15 years.

Mrs. Alder is survived by her sister, Grace L. Nunamaker of Benevola; and her two brothers, Ralph H. Baker of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Nelson L. Baker of Boonsboro. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.


Her brother, Richard L. Baker, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. John Dean and the Rev. Helen Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Benevola United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 9 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Viewing also will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Benevola United Methodist Church.

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