Lisa A. Mills, 49

APRIL 29, 1963-AUG. 12, 2012

August 13, 2012
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Lisa Ann (Kline) Mills, 49, of Knoxville, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md., after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 29, 1963, in Frederick, Md., she is the daughter of Richard E. and Mary Louise (Merryman) Lewis of Brunswick, Md., and the late Gareth W. Kline.

Lisa attended Brunswick High School.

Growing up, Lisa was taught how to cook by her grandmother, Alma Merryman, who owned Alma’s Diner in Jefferson, Md. In 1981, her grandmother retired and Lisa owned and ran the diner until 1987.

Lisa was president of the Boonsboro Area Athletic Association for several years and also ran the concession stand at South Mountain Little League. She will be fondly remembered for all of her volunteer work, and her passion for cooking and cleaning.

She will be fondly remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She will also be remembered as “Momma Mills” to her children and their friends.


Lisa is survived by her three sons, Zachary L. Yinger of Hagerstown, Jeremiah N. Mills of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Jordon G. Mills of Knoxville; her husband, Paul “Randy” Mills, of Knoxville; three sisters, Wanda L. Kline and her husband, Arthur, of Hagerstown, Monique E. Simons and her husband, John, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and her stepsister, Richelle D. Lewis of Knoxville; a granddaughter, Kendall L. Yinger of Hagerstown; and three aunts, Patsy Wastler of Frederick, Libby Adams and her husband, Paul, of Myersville, and Brenda Ingram and her husband, Richard, of Jefferson. Lisa is also survived by a special niece, Rachel Kocimski of Martinsburg; two special nephews, Joshua and Toby Kline, both of Hagerstown; and a special cousin, Robin Adams. She is also survived by other nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her father, Lisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Herbert B. and Alma (Karn) Merryman; and her paternal grandparents, Merle R. and Mary (Delauter) Kline.

A funeral ceremony will be Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. R. Dallas Greene will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Locust Valley First Church of God Cemetery in Middletown, Md.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, and one hour before the service Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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