Joanne L. Welsh

FEB. 14, 1938-AUG. 31, 2012

September 05, 2012
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Joanne L. Maples Welsh passed away comfortably at her home in Clear Spring, Md., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, with her family by her side.

Born Feb. 14, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frederick C. and Catherine G. (Lease) Adams.

Joanne retired from Boat America. She was also a caretaker for her sister, Mary, during her illness.

She was a member of the Goodfellowship Club in Cumberland; American Legion; and the Eagles Club in Hagerstown, Md.

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Welsh.

Joanne is survived by two daughters, Kristy Humm and husband, Bill, of Clear Spring, and Susie Singleton and husband, Steve, of Bedford, Va.; three sons, James "Butch" Maples and wife, Hillary, of Hagerstown, Charles "Rick" Tolley and wife, Dale, of Indian Head, Md., and Kenneth McCrary of Lynchburg, Va.; two stepdaughters, Robin Hupp and husband, James, of Cumberland, and Aleeta Welsh of Hagerstown; five grandchildren, Kristie Matthews, Candace Smith, Dawn Powell, Amanda Tolley and Crista Tolley; two stepgrandchildren, Richard and James Rhinehart; and seven great-grandchildren, Braden (who helped care for her during her last days), Garry, Jaelynn, Chloe, Ashlynn, Dylan and Madison.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Catherine Moore; and brothers, Gary and Larry Patton.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with chaplain Eric Henderson officiating.

Friends will be received one hour before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Community Free Clinic, 249 Mill St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Special thanks to Hospice of Washington County, Debbie Bell, Linda Caudell, Dee Kline, Dr. Jampel at Johns Hopkins and Dr. Jun at Wilmer Eye Institute.

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