Mona J. Thatcher, 72

February 08, 2011

OCT. 29, 1938-FEB. 7, 2011

Mona Jane Thatcher, 72, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Julia Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 29, 1938, in Atwater, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lester L. and Effie Canfield Birkheimer.

She was a member of West End Baptist Chapel.

Mona served as a foster mother for numerous children.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, David L. Thatcher; three daughters, Brenda J. Taylor of Hagerstown, Trina R. Wright of Waynesboro, Pa., and Tammy N. Thatcher of Williamsport, Md.; two sons, Tim Thatcher of Washington state and David Lee Thatcher of Hagerstown; one sister, Linda Birkheimer of Ohio; two brothers, Leo Birkheimer of Georgia and Glenn Birkheimer of Vermont; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West End Baptist Chapel, 101 Buena Vista Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Shane Wilt will officiate.  

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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