Goldie Genevieve McAbee, 85

September 09, 2009

FEB. 18, 1924-SEPT. 6, 2009

Goldie Genevieve McAbee, 85, of 1676 Langley Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Zeigler Shirk.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Robert F. "Bob" McAbee. He died July 16, 2005.

Goldie was previously employed with Dorbee Manufacturing for 20 years and Potomac Center for five years.

She was an active member of Hagerstown Suns Fan Club; Boonsboro American Legion Auxiliary; Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1936; Women's Auxiliary to the MOC; and Conococheague Tribe 84 Red Feather Council.

Goldie is survived by two daughters, Carol Corbett of Hagerstown and Donna West of Boonsboro; a son, Joseph Vance Sr. of Hagerstown; a stepdaughter, Cynthia A. Foreman of Hagerstown; and a sister, Mary Myers of Williamsport, Md.; six grandchildren, Joseph Vance Jr., Michelle Hanna and Stacey Gatrell, all of Hagerstown, Kris Corbett of New York, and Amanda Cordova and Shannon Parks, both of Pearland, Texas; one stepgrandson, Darrin Kolich of Big Pool, Md.; 11 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Vance.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Steven McCarty will officiate.

At Goldie's request, her body has been donated for medical research. Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurology, 600 Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21204 or a charity of your choice.

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