Daisy M. Fitz, 85

August 22, 2011
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OCT. 12, 1925-AUG. 21, 2011

Daisy M. Sword Fitz, 85, of Maugansville Road, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Blairs Valley, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry F. Sword and Pearl Carbaugh Sword.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Wilbur G. (Bill) Fitz; and sisters, Leah Sword and Hilda Bricker (husband Forrest).

She is survived by her daughters, Cheri Fitz of Maugansville Road, and Angela Kearns and husband, Ray, of Greencastle, Pa.; brother, Carl Sword and wife, Betty, of Hagerstown; brother, Robert Sword and wife, Peggy, of Mercersburg, Pa; sister, Mary Lou Yeager of Hagerstown; brother, Charles Sword and wife, Edith, of Blairs Valley; brother, Fred Sword and wife, Barbara, of Maugansville Road; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a very active member of Trinity United Church of Christ, State Line, Pa., for more than 50 years. She served as elder, deacon, adult and children's Sunday school superintendent, taught adult and children's Sunday school classes and vacation Bible school classes, was a leader of Willing Workers, and coordinated the annual Christmas bazaar.

She attended Clear Spring High School and earned her GED in 1973. She worked as a waitress at the Waffle Shop and Hotel Alexander; at Gilbert's Toy Factory; at Maugansville Elementary School, as an aide; and retired from Coffman Nursing Home.

She was a member of Maugansville Homemakers Club, West End Lioness Club and Maugansville Historical Society. She was a volunteer for Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and Washington County Rural Heritage Museum.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edwin Higginbottom will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 266, State Line, PA 17263.

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