Lou Jean Kittylee (Rowe) Nye, 81, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born in Hagerstown in 1930, she was the daughter of the late David and Alice Sellers Rowe.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Arthur Edwin Nye; her sister, Ethel Bond; and brothers, Melvin Rowe, Woodrow Rowe, Lauren Rowe and Ray Rowe.
Lou Jean is survived by a daughter, Kittylee Harbaugh and husband, Ken; son, Barry Nye and wife, Johanna; granddaughter, Kendra Sampson and husband, Todd; grandsons, Kevin Harbaugh and fiancé, Stacey Hester, Blaine Nye and wife, Whitney, and Braden Nye and fiancé, Carri Humphrey; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Nye and Jordin Nye; one great-grandchild expected in July; and her faithful canine companion, Eddie. She also is survived by nieces, Darlene Suffecool and husband, Stan, and Vivian Suffecool and husband, Tom; and nephews, Wilson Rowe and wife, Shirley, Bob Dennis Jr. and wife, Peggy, and Gary McAllister and wife, Kathie.
She will be missed by a multitude of friends.
Lou Jean attended Hagerstown High School. She was a founding member of the Broad Acres Homemakers Club.
She was formerly a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and was currently a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women's organization and Friday Club.
A celebration of life will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, Md. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.