Nancy R. Cunningham, 71

JULY 10, 1940-DEC. 5, 2011

December 07, 2011
  • Nancy R. Cunningham
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Nancy R. (Cronise) Cunningham, 71, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Monday morning, Dec. 5, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born July 10, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Mary Virginia (Taylor) Cronise.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne H. Cunningham, in 2005.

Nancy was a 1959 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

In her early working career, Nancy worked for Bechtel Corp. Afterward, she worked for the Washington County Board of Education for 19 years as an administrative assistant, retiring in 2007.

She was a member of the Coin Club in Hagerstown and The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport, Md.

Nancy is survived by her son, Keith Keefer of Hagerstown; her daughter-in-law, Denise Keefer of Hagerstown; a sister, Patricia and her husband, Robert Easterday; one grandson, Mark Keefer and his wife, Jennifer, of Hagerstown; and one great-granddaughter, Alysen Keefer, also of Hagerstown. She is also survived by a niece, Kris Easterday McGee and her husband, Jeff, of Keedysville, Md.

A funeral ceremony will be Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Riley T. Fralin Jr. will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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