HAGERSTOWN — Barbara “Babs” C. (Collier) Hull, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., passed into eternal life while at home surrounded by family on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.
Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Collier and Ethel L. (Rawles) Collier.
She graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1942; earned a bachelor of education degree from Towson State College, Class of 1945; and master’s of education, University of Maryland, Class of 1953.
Babs began her career in 1946 as a school teacher at Winter Street School in Hagerstown and also taught throughout her career at several other Washington County Schools until retiring in 1991. Babs was one of the pioneering teachers of Washington County to teach class on closed-circuit TV in its first-year debut in 1957.
Babs is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Theodore S. Hull, of Hagerstown; her two sons, Joseph S. and wife, Carolyn Shaffer-Hull, and two grandchildren, Quinton J. and Annette N. Hull, Needmore, Pa.; Jeffrey C. and wife, Marcy Vonderwell-Hull, and three grandchildren, Aislyn K. and Isabelle C. Hull, Kettering, Ohio; Natasha A. Hull and great-grandson, Ian R. Keller, Vermillion, S.D. Babs also is survived by her niece, Dolores J. and Donald L. Carpenter.
Babs was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Malcolm Collier, Edna Collier, William Collier, and Winfred Collier (Sachs) and her surviving husband, Dr. James Sachs, of Hagerstown.
Babs also is survived many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Babs was a very active member with the Hagerstown Lioness Club where she served on the sharing and caring committee and many other committees; John Wesley United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Association, where she served on the Wilson Wright circle and many other groups within the church; member of the Washington County Teachers Association; Retired Maryland Teacher Association; AARP; Children in Need Organization; and American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary.
Babs enjoyed going to their beach condo, where she loved watching the sun set over the bay; playing 500 cards; shopping; cruising to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean; bus tours; and traveling to many countries in Western Europe.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Patrick Ricker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice of Washington County, Hagerstown Lioness Club or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.