Mary E. Jones, 68

OCT. 25, 1942-APRIL 30, 2011

May 03, 2011
  • Mary E. Jones
Mary E. Jones

Mary Elizabeth Jones, 68, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday April 30, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Oct. 25, 1942, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Robert Huyett and Thelma M. Spickler Shank.

She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1960 and from Washington County Hospital Nursing School in 1963.

She was a registered nurse for 45 years.

Mary was a breast cancer survivor and a strong breast cancer supporter.

She was a member of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gary M. Jones; two sons, Robert H. Startzman and wife Karen of Hagerstown, and Jeremy Jones and wife Vawn of Fayetteville, Pa.; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Nesmith and fiancé Keven Alden of Spring Mills, Krista K. Snowden and husband Donald of Hagerstown, and Jennifer J. Dyer and husband Anthony of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and a special aunt, Myrle Spickler.

She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Startzman; parents, Madilene and Robert Shank; a brother, Phillip Shank; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Benner.

Funeral services will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Martin S. Nocchi will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley, 322 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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