Mrs. Rachel Jean Trail, 78

December 13, 2009

JULY 18, 1931-DEC. 11, 2009

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Mrs. Rachel Jean Trail, 78, of Walkersville, Md., died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of Franklin A. Trail Sr., her husband of 58 years.

Born July 18, 1931, in Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ezra Michael and Rosa G. Hoffman Flook.

Mrs. Trail was a member of the Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren, AMVETS Post 2, Eagles Club in Littlestown, Pa., Westminster (Md.) Moose Lodge and the Redman's Club in Frederick. She loved traveling with her husband, dancing, going to Charles Town, W.Va., and socializing with her many friends at the Moose.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Carolyn Jean Etzler of Hagerstown and Franklin Trail Jr. of Inwood, W.Va.; grandchildren, Donnie Etzler, Debbie Wolfe, and Dawn Etzler and husband, Jason, all of Thurmont, Md., Christopher Etzler and Valerie Mort, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Miriah T. Trail of Mount Pleasant, Md.; great-grandchildren, Kory Culler of Hastings, Minn., Dustin Etzler and Cheyenne Inks, both of Thurmont, and Austin Etzler of Blue Ridge Summit; her brothers, Leon Flook and wife, Martha, Carroll Flook and wife, Patsy, and Richard Flook and wife, Josephine, all of Myersville and Clarence Flook, and his wife, Elsie, of Hagerstown; and her sister, Anna Mae Stottlemyer and husband, Roger, of Boonsboro. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by a son, Troy Allen Trail; brothers, Ezra M. Flook Jr. and John E. Flook; and sisters, Mary Faulders and Minnie Routzhan.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, where services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Barry Taylor officiating.

Interment will be in Grossnickle Cemetery, Myersville.

Contributions may be expressed to American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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