Elizabeth L. Darrow, 79

August 22, 2011

JAN. 3, 1932-AUG. 21, 2011

Elizabeth Lee Darrow, 79, of 624 Observatory Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Jan. 3, 1932, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Carl Paul and Elizabeth Lee Grimes Carlson.

She loved her family and also loved to knit.

She is survived by George Darrow, her husband of 57 years; a daughter, Nancy Darrow of Germantown, Md.; a son, James P. Darrow of Rhode Island; five grandchildren, Nicholas Iarussi of Rhode Island, and Nichol Cooper, Alexander Stanchfield, Trevor Stanchfield and Claire Stanchfield, all of Germantown; and several nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Blood.

A celebration of life will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Mary Beth  Lawrence will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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