Dorothy B. Himes, 89

OCT. 26, 1922-APRIL 17, 2012

April 19, 2012
  • Himes

Dorothy "Dot" B. (Minnick) Himes, 89, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Born Oct. 26, 1922, in Middletown, Md., she was one of 15 children, a daughter of the late Irene (Baker) and Stanley Minnick.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone. She and her husband, Roger, owned and operated Himes Store. After his death in 1972, she and her son, Gary, and his wife Martha, continued operating the store.

She is survived by three sons, Roger "Gene" and wife, Donna, of Brunswick, Gary and wife, Martha "Sam," and Joseph and wife, Tammy, both of Weverton; five grandchildren, Roger "David" and wife, Andrea, Ernest and wife, Vicki, Scott and wife, Angee, Paul and Nathan and wife, Jordyn; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Bondena "Bonnie" Jackson, of Myersville, Patricia "Pat" Roelkey of Knoxville, Christine "Kitty" Lydard of Jefferson and Constance "Connie" Harmon of Braddock Heights.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Roger Himes; six brothers, Melvin "Pete" Minnick, Richard "Dick" Minnick, Vernon "Bud" Minnick, Ronnie Minnick, Raymond "Dave" Minnick and Harold "Jim" Minnick; and four sisters, Ann Holder, Helen Brandenburg, Evelyn House and Geneva Eichelberger.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, Md. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1915 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, Md. Pastors Tom Fralin and Wendell McClellan will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or a charity of your choice.

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