Sarah E. Jones, 69

February 09, 2011
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SEPT. 23, 1941-FEB. 8, 2011

Sarah Elizabeth (Gloss) Jones, 69, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born on Sept. 23, 1941, in Trego, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Milton and Goldie Louise (Long) Gloss.

Sarah was a member of the Class of 1959 at Boonsboro High School. She also attended Hagerstown Junior College and Liberty University.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, where she had established and coordinated the SHARE program. She was also a past member of the Rohrersville Homemakers.

Sarah began her working career at the Coffman Cancer Research Center in Hagerstown, where she was employed for five years. She retired after 32 years of employment with Washington County Hospital, having worked as a cytotechnologist and department head.

She will be fondly remembered for her professional cake decorating.

Sarah is survived by her loving husband, Eldon "Jake" Jones; her daughter, Shari Palm and her husband, Jeff, of Keedysville, Md.; her two grandchildren, Andrea Horton and her husband, Zachery, of Keedysville, and Bradley Palm of Lacey, Wash.; and her two great-grandchildren, Mia and Dylan Horton. She is also survived by a special family member, John Heltibridle of Boonsboro, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends may visit beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Building Fund, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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