Ethel V. Waters, 85

April 03, 2011
  • Ethel V. Waters
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NOV. 4, 1925-APRIL 2, 2011

Ethel Virginia (Lum) Waters, 85, loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife, died at her home at Burnside Drive in Falling Waters, W.Va., with her family by her side on Saturday afternoon, April 2, 2011.

Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Mount Lena, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Oscar and Virginia Elizabeth (Hammersla) Lum.

Ethel was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church, where she had been very active in her early years.

She was formerly an employee with Kresges, Manbeck’s Thrift Store and Rosens Department Store in Hagerstown, Md.

Ethel was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Ladies of The Improved Order of Red Men. She was also a volunteer at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.

Ethel enjoyed doing puzzles, fishing and bird-watching. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard “Doc” Waters; three children, Rick Waters of Boonsboro, Randy Waters and fiancée, Bonnie Barr, of Dade City, Fla., and Debbie Andrews and husband, Terry, of Clear Spring, Md.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Shingleton and husband, Stefan, of Clear Spring, Ashley Moss and husband, Clint, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Elizabeth Andrews of Clear Spring; three great-grandchildren, Malea Shingleton, John Thomas Moss and Gehrig Moss; sister, Betty Castle and husband, John, and brother, Richard Lum and wife, Joann, all of Boonsboro.

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Louise Fisher; and two brothers, James Alvey Lum and Charles Oscar Lum.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Pastor Matt Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends may visit beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 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 Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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