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Ruth Ann Thiess, 79

August 21, 2009

MAY 19, 1930-AUG. 19, 2009

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Ruth Ann Thiess, 79, of Hagerstown, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 19, 1930, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sally (Taylor) Hoffman.

Mrs. Thiess retired as a registered nurse with Mercy Hospital in Baltimore and had worked for the American Red Cross, also in Baltimore.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown, and a charter member of the Hagerstown Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Thiess; two daughters, Elisabeth A. Shobe of Hagerstown and Roberta A. Gilligan of Hanover, Md.; two grandchildren, Rachel E. Gilligan and Tamara M. Gilligan.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jo Ward, and one brother, William Hoffman.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. George A. Limmer and Pastor Jeffrey Anthony officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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