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Della Jean Usary, 77

December 13, 2010
  • Della Jean Usary
Della Jean Usary

DEC. 23, 1932-DEC. 12, 2010


Della Jean Usary, 77, of 602 Observatory Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her home.


Born Friday, Dec. 23, 1932, in Millersville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Henry Moats and the late Orpha Beatrice Cleavenger.

She graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1949, and from Fairmont University in 1953, where she received a degree in education. She taught at Hancock High School from 1953 to 1956, where she was both a physical education teacher and a coach. She then taught in a six-grade, one-room schoolhouse at Grassy Run Elementary School in Marion County, W.Va., while her husband attended Fairmont University. Later, she taught second grade in Frederick County, Va.

She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville, Md., where she was on the decorating committee. She was a member of Green Acres Homemakers Club, serving as president; a charter member of Hill and Dale Garden Club; and a member of the Ladies Elk Club.

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She was very artistic, and enjoyed making crafts and flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Paul Usary; two sons, Steven Usary and wife, Deborah, of Hagerstown, and Richard Usary and wife, Deana, of Boonsboro, Md.; and granddaughters, Alicia M. Roberts, and Sarah Jean and Kathleen Jewel Usary.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Jean elected to be cremated; therefore, there will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., and also one hour before the memorial service Thursday.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Bill Warehime and the Rev. John Schildt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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