Josephine E. Divelbiss, 81

July 09, 2010

FEB. 8, 1929-JULY 8, 2010

Josephine E. Divelbiss, 81, of National Pike, Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at her home.

Born Feb. 8, 1929, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Josephine E. Riley Walling and the widow of Ersel R. Divelbiss, who died May 28, 1990.

She was formerly employed with J.J. Newberry and McCrory's.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Stephanie A. Cunningham of Hagerstown; two grandsons, Jason A. Martin and Raymond E. Martin, both of Hagerstown; three sisters, Anna May Knight, Doris Shatzer and Ruth Myers, all of Hagerstown; two brothers, Charles Walling Jr. and John E. Walling, both of Hagerstown; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Kay Martin; two sisters, Evelyn C. Billings and Betty Oberholzer; and three brothers, Harry J. Walling, James M. Walling and George H. Walling.

A service will be Saturday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md. Chaplain Sally Maxwell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock.


The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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