Irene R. Wilhide, 88

AUG. 9, 1923-JULY 28, 2012

July 28, 2012

Irene Ruth (Summers) Wilhide, 88, formerly of Keedysville, Md., and most recently of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Johnsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lester and Beulah (Hoffman) Summers.

Her husband, Timothy E. Wilhide, preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1994.

Irene was a 1941 graduate of Walkersville High School in Walkersville, Md.

She was a member of Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ in Keedysville.

Irene was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Olive Branch No. 34, also in Keedysville.

Irene is survived by her son, Wayne D. Wilhide of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Carol Stride and her husband, Gabriel, Stacy and her husband, Joshua Shanholtz, and Timothy Wilhide, all of Hagerstown; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon Stride, and Paige and Destiny Shanholtz, all of Hagerstown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by a son, Dennis I. Wilhide; her daughter-in-law, Betty K. Wilhide; and two sisters, Belva Stouffer and Helen Summers.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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