Shelby Jean Alter, 53

September 01, 2009

JUNE 25, 1956-AUG. 31, 2009

Shelby Jean Alter, 53, of 13201 Fountainhead Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at her home.

Born Monday, June 25, 1956, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John T. Pheabus and the late Corena E. Slater Pheabus Haupt.

She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1974. Shelby was a member of the Fountain Head Country Club and Quail West Country Club in Naples, Fla., she also supported numerous civic and community organizations with her time and philanthropic efforts.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Wayne Alter Jr.; two sons, Wayne E. "Trey" Alter III and wife Alaina of Hagerstown, and Steven H. Alter of Hagerstown; one grandchild, Reese K. Alter of Hagerstown; two sisters, Deborah E. Schmidt and husband William of Hagerstown, and Audrey R. Haupt of Winchester, Va.; father-in-law, Wayne Alter Sr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; niece, Tammy Tagg and husband Robert of Hagerstown; three nephews, Edward Maloy of Hagerstown, Robert Alter and wife Erin of Hagerstown, Todd Alter Jr. and wife Jennifer of Hagerstown; great-nephews, Aaron and Adam Tagg of Hagerstown; two brother-in-laws, David Alter and wife Cheryl of Winchester, Va., and Todd Alter and wife Sue of Martinsburg, W.Va.; great-niece and nephew, Kaiman and Christian Alter of Hagerstown.


Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at 10 a.m., at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Richard Daughtridge officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Antietam Health Care Foundation, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagers-town, MD 21740.

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