Jean Delores Hanes, 74

June 18, 2010
  • Jean Delores Hanes

JAN. 8, 1936-JUNE 17, 2010

SHARPSBURG - Jean Delores Hanes, 74, of Sharpsburg, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. She had been lovingly taken care of at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro since Dec. 17, 2008.

Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Dargan, Md., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Grace N. (Myers) Knight.

Her husband of 29 years, Benton M. Hanes, preceded her in death in June 1982.

Jean was a 1953 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She was a lifetime member of Samples Manor Church of God in Sharpsburg, where she was known for her love of music and the leader of song.

She was employed for many years at McCrory's Department Store in downtown Hagerstown and at Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown, Md. She also worked at Potomac Supermarket and Food Lion in Shepherdstown, W.Va.


She will be greatly missed by her son, Jeff Hanes and his wife Robin of Sharpsburg, Md.; her two granddaughters, Patty and her husband Shawn Kelly, and Becky and her husband Scott Campbell, all of Sharpsburg; her great-granddaughter, Emily Kelly, and her great-grandson, Dawson Kelly, also of Sharpsburg; her brother, Floris Knight and his wife Joan of Fairplay, Md.; her sister, Doris and her husband Delano Wilson of Palm Coast, Fla.; and her many nieces and nephews. Jean also will be missed by her two special friends, Phylis Kline and Teresa Massie, as well as all of the other girls at Reeders Memorial Home.

A funeral ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Samples Manor Church of God on Harpers Ferry Road in Sharpsburg, Md. The Rev. Kenneth W. Johnson will officiate with special music offered by the Rev. Richard Fox. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Viewing will also take place one hour before the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Samples Manor Church of God, P.O. Box 424, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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