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Olive Marie Kendall, 81

August 03, 2009

MARCH 26, 1928-JULY 31, 2009

SMITHSBURG - Olive Marie Kendall, 81, of Crystal Falls Drive, Smithsburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2009.

Born March 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Elizabeth Bowman and was raised by her late grandparents, Henry and Fannie Bowman.

She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of God and in earlier years taught Sunday school and YPE.

She worked at Double-Day Book Binding Co., Smithsburg, for a time and then devoted herself to her family and home.

She was a doll maker and collector, and loved giving her handiwork to family and friends. She also made dried flower pictures and was featured in Woman's World magazine.

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She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Clyde R. (Bob) Kendall; daughters, Carolyn McCartney, Shannon Jones and Lori Kendall; granddaughter, Heather M. Fager; grandsons, John Fager III, Matthew Jones, Adam Jones, Jocob Ross, Eli Kendall and Zeke Wolff; great-grandchildren, Hayden Fager, Ava Fager and Blake Jones; and special friends, Joann Lewis, Mary Harne, Margaret Taylor and Wanda Lucas.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Kathy; and son, David.

At her request, there will be no visitation. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jonathan Laye.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

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