Hilda Lois Worthington, 89

May 09, 2010

JULY 30, 1920-MAY 7, 2010

Hilda Lois Worthington, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, May 7, 2010, at Quincy Nursing Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born July 30, 1920, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late David E. and Kathryn O. Mills Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert L. Worthington, in 1990.

Hilda was a 1942 graduate of Juniata College and a 1970 graduate of Arizona State University with a master's degree in Earth science.

Hilda was employed by the Washington County Board of Education. She was as a math teacher at Smithsburg High, Clear Spring High, South Hagerstown High and taught summer school at North Hagerstown High.


She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 89 Hagerstown, AARP, Washington County Retired Teachers Association and Maryland Retired Teachers Association.

Hilda is survived by two daughters, H. Beth Watson and husband, Daniel, of Waynesboro, Pa., and E. Kathryn Worthington, M.D., of Parkersburg, W.Va.; one son, Robert Worthington and wife, Peg, of Lanham, Md.; four grandsons, Dustin and Daniel Watson, and Todd and Chad Worthington; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Robert L. Worthington Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Alsatia Club Scholarship Fund, 141 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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