Mabel E. Criswell, 59

JUNE 12, 1951-JUNE 1, 2011

June 04, 2011

Mabel Etta Criswell, 59, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at her home in Hagerstown.

Born June 12, 1951, in Arlington, Va., she was the daughter of Marjorie Annadean (Mitchell) Criswell of Boonsboro, and the late Edward Calvin Criswell.

Mabel attended Harmony Grove School (now known as Rock Creek School) in Frederick, Md.

After her schooling, Mabel was employed by the Jeanne Bussard Training Program in Frederick, where she did embossing and labeling.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, and was a participant in the Easter Seals in Hagerstown.

Mabel enjoyed spending time sewing and crocheting.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Kathleen E. and her husband, Jim Shankle, of Middletown, Md.; her two brothers, James E. Criswell of Cavetown, Md., and Ronald E. Criswell of Hagerstown; one nephew, Jason Shankle; one niece, Jennifer and her husband, Jerry Ross; a great-niece, Miranda Shankle; a great-nephew, Joshua Shankle; her special friend, Chantel Chirette; and many, many other friends.

A memorial celebration service will be Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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