Mildred I. Michael, 92

June 13, 2011

NOV. 2, 1918-JUNE 12, 2011

Mildred Irene Michael, 92, of Myersville, Md., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1918, at Highland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob E. and Bessie M. Gaver Cline, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Reno W. Michael, in 2006.

She grew up as a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Church Hill, and became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Myersville, in 1940, when she married Reno.

As a farmer's wife, she worked long hours helping on the family farm, tending her large vegetable garden and raising her three children.

Surviving Mildred are her son, Pastor Thomas W. Michael and his wife, Marilyn, of Medford, Mass.; and her daughter, Mary Ann Norris and husband, Leo, of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren, Lora Main, Karen Smith, Todd Michael and wife, Michele, Shera Camuso and husband, Jon, Scott Michael and wife, Melissa, Sonja Brady and husband, David, Stephanie Michael, Esther Michael and fiance, Joe Hawkins, Aleta Combest and husband, Joshua, and Dennis Michael; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding Mildred in death were her son, Dick Michael, in 2005; her sister, Catherine Green; and brothers, Wilbur Cline, Ralph Cline, Albert Cline and Grayson Cline.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Myersville, with Pastor David Howell and Pastor Thomas W. Michael officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open beginning at 1 p.m. for the convenience of friends and family.

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