Evalene Mae Leaf, 92

September 13, 2010

FEB. 12, 1918-SEPT. 11, 2010

HALFWAY - Evalene Mae Leaf, 92, of Halfway, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at her home.

She was born Feb. 12, 1918, in York, Pa., to the late William Irvin and Rhoda Elizabeth Reynolds Bollinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Leaf, in 1994.

She was a 1936 graduate of Hagerstown High School and graduated from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing.

Besides being a loving wife and mother, she was a licensed funeral director, helping her husband, Albert, in the family business at Leaf Funeral Homes in Williamsport, Sharpsburg and Halfway, Md.

She was a member of Church of the Holy Trinity on Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740, and previously belonged to Williamsport United Methodist Church.


She is survived by four children, daughter, Diane E. Baker and her husband, Bob Baker, of Hagerstown, son, Frank A. Leaf and wife, Paula Hurbanis Leaf, of Hagerstown, son, John W. Leaf and wife, Kristen Leaf, of Indian Springs, Md., and daughter, Susan E. Wade and her husband, Rick Wade, of Williamsport, Md. She had 10 grandchildren: Dave Sprecher, Barbra Mowbray, Tasha Brown, Justin Leaf, Jessica Cooley, Melissa Mastrangelo, Heather Diritto, Ben Wade, Nathan Wade and Adam Wade. She also had 13 great-grandchildren: Willie Sprecher, Wauren Sprecher, Sean Dixon, Evan Dixon, Jordan Brown, Jadyn Cooley, Jurnee Cooley, Joseph Mastrangelo, Anthony Mastrangelo, Sophia Mastrangelo, Donovan Mastrangelo, Braeden Wade and Jaren Wade. Three other great-grandchildren are expected later this fall. She was also a great-great-grandmother to Carter Sprecher and Alexa Jones. She is also survived by her brother, Donald E. Bollinger, and his wife, Dorothy Bollinger, of Waynesboro, Pa.; niece, Jane Forney; and nephews, Mark Bollinger and Michael Britton.

Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Bollinger.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Trinity, 17085 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740, with the Rev. Timothy Leighton officiating.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Holy Trinity, 17085 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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