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Sara K. (Yates) Evans, 88

April 13, 2010

JUNE 2, 1921-APRIL 12, 2010

BOONSBORO, Md. - Sara K. (Yates) Evans, 88, of Boonsboro, Md., passed peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Charlotte's Home in Boonsboro.

Born June 2, 1921, in Rockingham, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sul P. and Pauline (Robbins) Yates.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, William R. Pumphrey Sr. and William H. Evans.

Sara was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.

During World War II, Mrs. Evans worked for the railroad and then was employed as the executive secretary to the county commissioner in Prince George's County. In later years, she was the executive secretary for the chief executive officer at Prince George's County Hospital in Cheverly, Md.

Sara was a master needlework artist and was a lifelong member of the PEO, Chapter Y, in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her son, William R. Pumphrey Jr. of Littlestown, Pa.; two daughters, Katherine Y. Elliott of Fairplay, Md., and Phyllis D. Callaway of Boonsboro; and one sister, Florine Barnett of O'Fallon, Mo. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Sara was preceded in death by her two brothers, Andrew and Ned Yates; and her sister, Nell Huntsucker.

A funeral ceremony will be held at noon Friday, April 16, 2010 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at http://www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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