M. Lorraine (Sink) Fields, 79

May 24, 2010
  • M. Lorraine (Sink) Fields, 79

SEPT. 23, 1930-MAY 22, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - M. Lorraine (Sink) Fields, 79, formerly of Woodvale Drive, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Providence Place.

She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Clifford Sink and Mildred Bryan Sink Garrison.

Lorraine married the late Robert E. Fields in 1951, and remained with him until his death in 2003.

She received her master's degree in elementary education from Shippensburg University and taught at Corpus Christi School, Chambersburg, until about 1996.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Chambersburg, where she served in the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was previously a president of the deacons and served as church librarian for several years.

She was a member of the AAUW, the Quilt Guild, IRP at Wilson College and the Falling Spring Horse Valley Association. Until recently, she volunteered as a tutor for Hispanic children at First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.


Lorraine had a passion for gardening and loved the outdoors. She also enjoyed her quilting and received a lot of satisfaction from sponsoring a child from Haiti.

Left behind to celebrate her memory are her three children, Karen (Mrs. Rodney) Stoops, Chambersburg, William E. (husband of Donna), Fort Loudon, and David M. (husband of Christina), Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dwayne Sink.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring with the Rev. Wayne Lowe officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Falling Spring Church Library Fund, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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