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Elizabeth T. Corson, 92

JULY 17, 1920-JULY 21, 2012

July 23, 2012
  • Elizabeth T. Corson
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Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlinson Corson, 92, died peacefully on July 21, 2012, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Corson Sr., on June 29, 1996; and daughter, Cathleen, on Oct. 31, 2005; her parents; three brothers, Vivian, Eugene and Billy; and brother-in–law, Lewis Bilbrey.

Born July 17, 1920, in Lebanon, Tenn., she was the eldest of the six children of John J. and Cora Johnson Tomlinson. 

Married Nov. 23, 1939, Elizabeth and Carl made their home in Philadelphia. In 1946, they moved to Frederick, Md., where Carl established Frederick Automotive.

Becoming members of Grace United Church of Christ, she was very active in the Golden Ray Sunday school class. Later, the family became members of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown, Md.

Moving to Braddock Heights, Md., in 1956, she joined the Skyline Homemakers.

Retiring to Sun City Center, Fla., in 1984, Elizabeth and Carl were faithful members of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Elizabeth was a loving wife and mother who lived her faith each day. She loved to travel, visit her children, and was an avid card player and reader.

The family would like to thank all those at Homewood who made Elizabeth’s last years comfortable and enjoyable. Many thanks also to Pastor Linda Alesandri for her faithful friendship and spiritual guidance.

Surviving children are Marie E. Dean (Gaither), Waynesboro, Pa.; Carl A. Corson Jr. (Dianne Ahalt), Maui, Hawaii; John W. Corson (Kristal Mason), The Villages, Fla.; and Nancy A. Roberson (Bruce), Myersville, Md. Six grandchildren, Desarie Gregory (Michael), Smithsburg, Md.; Laura Noffsinger (John), Frederick, Md.; Heather Moffo (Brian), Schwenksville, Pa.; Brian Corson (Nicole), Smithsburg; Adam Corson (Chrissy), Winchester, Va.; and Anna Rutledge (Neil Dittbenner), Towson, Md.  Elizabeth was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Christine Bilbrey of Hendersonville, Tenn., and brother, J.J. Tomlinson (Frankie) of Lebanon, also survive; as do sisters-in-law, Frances, Clearwater, Fla., and Doris, Fulton, Miss. 

The family will receive friends Friday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Pastor Linda Alesandri will officiate. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elizabeth’s honor to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to the Benevolent Endowment Fund of the Homewood Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 250, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.keeneybasford.com.

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