Joyce Elaine Lane, 71

December 11, 2009

NOV. 26, 1938-DEC. 9, 2009

Joyce Elaine Lane, 71, of Hagerstown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 26, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Leon E. Purdham Sr. and Mary M. (Miller) Purdham.

She was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

Joyce had worked as a customer service representative at Sears, a presser for Londontowne and had also worked at Sheetz as an assistant manager.

She was a lifetime member of the Pocahontas Red Men Club in Williamsport, and AMVETS Post 10 Auxiliary in Hagerstown; a member of AARP Chapter 623 in Hagerstown; and was a dispatcher for the Community Rescue Service from 1960 to 1968, where she also organized their bowling league. She was a very outgoing and fun-loving person who had many friends. She was an avid bingo player, and loved her cat, Tarbaby.


She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Alfred G. Lane; a sister, Mary Ann Moats of Williamsport; a brother, Leon E. Purdham of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews, including Patricia A. Purdham, Susan Y. Grove and David A. Moats, all of Hagerstown.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Shawn Bushman officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce's name to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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