Dorothy J. Karper, 91

March 02, 2011
  • Karper

DEC. 28, 1919-MARCH 2, 2011

Dorothy Jean Karper, 91, formerly of 914 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, Md., and a resident of Ravenwood Nursing Home, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late C. Sharpe and Nora Deardorff Karper.

She was employed by the Washington County Department of Social Services for 42 years, retiring in 1980.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She was a member of AARP, the Sodality, the Catholic Daughters, the Catholic Golden Age and the Hagerstown Women's Democratic Organization, for which she was treasurer for many years. She was also a former member of the BPW Club, having belonged to the club for over 30 years. In her early years, she belonged to various choral groups and did solo work in different churches.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sharpe D. Karper, in 1983.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc., 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-9986.

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

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