Lorraine E. Taylor, 79

DEC. 24, 1931-NOV. 10, 2011

November 11, 2011

Lorraine E. (Olden) Taylor, 79, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md., and formerly of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, surrounded by her family.

Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Pauline E. (Smith) Olden. Her husband, Orville M. "Buddy" Taylor preceded her in death in 2005.

Lorraine was a 1949 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She worked for Londontown Manufacturing Co., as a seamstress in Boonsboro for many years.

She was a lifetime member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro and was a member of the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary in Boonsboro.

Lorraine is survived by three daughters, Kathy M. and her husband, Ross Shields, of Hagerstown, Connie J. and her husband, Dennis Eichelberger, of Smithsburg, Md., and Yvonne C. and her husband, Martin Roebeck, of Niles, Mich.; two brothers, Clarence W. Olden of Ocala, Fla. and Donald E. Olden of Boonsboro. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles W. Burk Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dr. Ray Roberson will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery in Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Lorraine's name to the American Heart Association, 322 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Public Square 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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