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Vera O. Worley, 87

FEB. 24, 1924-NOV. 17, 2011

November 21, 2011
  • Vera O. Worley
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Vera Odene (Keel) Worley, 87, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Charlotte’s Home in Boonsboro.

Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Tracy City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William and Willie Georgia (Yarworth) Keel.

Vera was a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Sharpsburg.

She was an avid quilter and was on the Friendship Quilters Guild, as well as the Hagerstown Aglow Lighthouse Group for women.

She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her family.

She retired after 31 years as a supervisor of supply for the U.S. government’s Oceana Naval Base, serving during the Vietnam War.

Surviving her are five children, Richard Thomas Sampson of Crownsville, Md., Mary Jane Perini of Hagerstown, Charles David Sampson of Melbourne, Fla., Alice Vera Sampson-Cordle of Dahlonega, Ga., and Susan Pauline Littlefield of Sandy, Utah; two sisters, Marguerite Lewis of Dundalk, Md., and Elzada Spurgeon of Lafayette, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Joe and Glenn Keel.

A funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Jimmy Wells officiating. Interment will be private in Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vera’s favorite library, Washington County Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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