Margret L. Toms, 78

OCT. 24, 1934-NOV. 12, 2012

November 13, 2012
  • Toms

Mrs. Margret Lou Toms, 78, Middletown, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of Donald Lee Toms who died Sept. 6, 2001.

Born in Dargan, Md., Oct. 24, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Julian Herman and Lottie Mabel Grimm Shawyer. She was employed at Newberry's Department Store in Hagerstown; Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown; at High's in Middletown and as a cook at the Dan-Dee Restaurant in Frederick. She enjoyed flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: two daughters, Donna Toms and husband Ronnie Toms Jr., Middletown and Deborah Wilk and husband Earl, West Virginia; one brother, the Rev. Granville Shawyer and wife Vicky, Baltimore; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 36 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by the following brothers and sisters: J. Austin Shawyer, Agatha Knight Kneupar, Doris Shawyer, Baby Boy Shawyer, Glenn Shawyer.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 from the funeral home. The Rev. Steve Rose will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Suite 129, Robinwood Professional Center, 1110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740

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