Wanda J. Toms

AUG. 18, 1927-OCT. 9, 2012

October 11, 2012
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Wanda Jeannette (Basore) Toms, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Aug. 18, 1927 in Fairplay, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Ernest and Mabel Viola (May) Basore.

Mrs. Toms graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1945, and went on to attend Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in the Cadet Core.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hagerstown; a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Holy Family of St. Joseph 2245; the Halfway Homemakers; and a past member of Ladies of the Elks.

Wanda retired after 38 years as a sales manager at Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown.

She loved to travel and go on cruises, and visited all 50 states.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Marvin E. Toms; a daughter, Jennifer "Ginger" Beattie and husband, Michael; a son, Gregory Toms and wife, Darlene; a sister, Barbara Scott; a granddaughter, Kim Weaver and husband, Brad; two grandsons, Jeff Beattie, Bill Beattie and wife, Brenda; two step-grandchildren, Eric and Leslie; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley Sizemore and husband, Bryan, Alyssa, Caitlin, Bralyn, Brendan and Maleigha Beattie, and McKenna and Payton Weaver; five step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Kunkleman, Jean Basore, Joan Gower; a brother, Bill Basore; and a great-grandson, Nathaniel Weaver.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with Father Greg Ferri officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown,.

Memorial contributions may be made in Wanda's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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