She was employed by Hanover Shoe in Middletown, Md.
She was a member of Burnside Church of God and attended Trinity Bible Church.
She was a member of Fellowship Circle at Cedar Missionary Church, a member of the Moose in Reisterstown, Md., and served as treasurer at the Elizabeth Court Association.
She is survived by six daughters, Nina Mae Lassiter of Fairberry, Ill., Virginia Ann Minnick of Brunswick, Md., Linda Darlene Longerbeam of Ranson, W.Va., Susan Kay Hite of Charles Town, W.Va., and Peggy Jean Cornell and Deborah Jo York, both of Hagerstown; one son, Robert Thomas Howard of Boonsboro, Md.; two stepdaughters, Mary Wibbel and Grace Canfield, both of Hagerstown; one sister, N. Lorraine Churchey of Antietam Furnace; three brothers, Elmer Theodore Ecton and Atlee C. Ecton, both of Hagerstown, and Roger Ecton of Antietam Furnace; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Virginia Ingram and Alice M. Dralco; five brothers, Thomas Ecton, Leon Ecton, Richard Ecton, John Ecton and Harold Lee Ecton; one half brother, Sylvester Ecton; one granddaughter, Peggy Darring; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.