Gladys E. Stamper, 88

JAN. 12, 1925-JAN. 27, 2013

January 27, 2013
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Gladys Edith Schwanebeck Stamper, 88, was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Essex, Md., and left this world Jan. 27, 2013, surrounded by her children at her home in Hagerstown, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy B. Stamper Sr., who died in 2001; her father, Fritz Karl Herman Schwanebeck, and her mother, Berta Gellert Schwanebeck, both who arrived in America at Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1923 and 1922, respectively; and her brother, Herbert Schwanebeck, who died in 1924.

She is survived by two brothers, Gilbert (and Edna) Schwanebeck of Essex and Milton (and Martha) Schwanebeck of Waynesboro, Pa.; and three sisters, Hilda Keaton (widow of Samuel Sr.) of Chambersburg, Pa., June Schwanebeck of Waynesboro and Janice Schwanebeck of Waynesboro.

She is also survived by eight children; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Her surviving children are Andy B. (and Pamela) Stamper Jr. of Hagerstown, Amelia (and Steven) Kasinof of Greencastle, Pa., Lillie McHale of York, Pa., Willa (and Henry III) Marquiss of Hagerstown, Herman (and Teresa) Stamper of York, Carrie (and Troy) Cosner of Clear Spring, Md., Milton Stamper of Hagerstown, and Alice (and P. Sean) Guy of Greencastle.

Her 30 surviving grandchildren are Jason (and Stephanie) Stamper of Boonsboro, Md., Monica (and Ian) Pokrywka of Hagerstown, Bethany (and Daniel) Skinner of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Katherine (and Joshua) Fiedler of Baltimore, Md., Laura Kasinof of Washington, D.C., Anthony (and Meghan) McHale of York, Noelle McHale of Timonium, Md., Adam (and Summer) McHale of York, Carrie McHale of York, Henry IV (and Leighann) Marquiss of Pittsburgh, Pa., Tiffany (and Bill) Warrenfeltz of Hagerstown, Ryan (and Lindsay) Marquiss of Ashburn, Va., Clayton Marquiss of Hagerstown, Sarah (and Evan) Kropf of Chambersburg, Alexis Marquiss of Heath, Ohio, Aron Stamper of Norfolk, Va., Elisa (and Daniel) Frantz of Catonsville, Md., Kenneth (and Lucianna) Stamper of Newport, R.I., Troy Cosner II of Lynchburg, Va., Benjamin Cosner of Clear Spring, Md., Alexander Cosner of Clear Spring, Milton Jr. (and Aimee) Stamper of Feltswell, England, Heidi (and Jonathan) Britton of Leesburg, Va., Heather (and Jeremy) Grove of Hagerstown, Hamilton Stamper of Lynchburg, Kara Stamper of Hagerstown, P. Sean Guy II of Greencastle, Amelia (and Wesley) Free of Greencastle, Erica Guy of Charlotte, N.C., and Rebecca Guy of Greencastle.

Gladys loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and encouraged all her family and friends to love and serve Him, as well. She spent many hours in prayer, lived a selfless life and was well-known for her tireless work, generosity and open-door hospitality. She loved to serve her family, friends and guests her delicious home-cooked meals at her home, where all were welcome. One of her greatest pleasures was giving to those in need. She was also a lover of music and played the accordion and Hawaiian steel guitar. She attended Robinwood Church of God in Hagerstown.

Funeral arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North, Hagerstown. Family will receive guests at the viewing on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Robinwood Church of God, 12030 Warrenfeltz Lane, Hagerstown, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pastor Henry E. Marquiss III will officiate. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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