Maria A. Monninger, 91

February 23, 2011

AUG. 24, 1919-FEB. 22, 2011

Maria Alice Monninger, 91, of Funkstown, Md., went to be with her Lord, with her daughter by her side, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther Downey Shank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Nathan Monninger, on Aug. 28, 2001.

She was employed with the Washington County Board of Education as a bus aide, retiring in 1980.

She attended Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Monninger, of Hagerstown, and numerous nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Boyd Monninger; nine sisters; eight brothers; and stepmother, Eleanor Harshman Shank.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Rachel E. Black will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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