Alyce Z. Rauschenberger

MARCH 1, 1918-SEPT. 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Alyce Zimmerman Rauschenberger, age 94, of Hagerstown, Md., died at 12:27 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at her home.

Born March 1, 1918, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Jessie M. (Royer) Zimmerman.

She was married to Otto C. Rauschenberger Jr. on July 31, 1948, at Robert Kennedy Memorial Church in Welsh Run. He died May 17, 2005.

Alyce began teaching school in Pennsylvania, and then taught third grade in the Washington County school system for many years, retiring in 1977. She was a 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Shippensburg State College in 1945.

She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church of Hagerstown, and a member of Queen Esther Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 of Hagerstown.

Surviving family are one son, O.C. "Chris" (wife Joan) Rauschenberger, Welsh Run; sister-in-law, Jean K. Zimmerman, Greencastle; one step-granddaughter, Sondra Kline, Alexandria, Va.; and a number of stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold M. Zimmerman; and a stepgrandson, Andrew M. Rill.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Pastor William Warehime officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. There will be no public viewing, but the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service Sunday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted, with memorial contributions being made in her memory to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The family extends their thanks to Hospice of Washington County, Comfort Keepers, and especially to caregiver Sandy Johnson, for all their loving care and thoughtfulness shown to their loved one.

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