Mary V. Griffith, 75

JUNE 20, 1937-MARCH 18, 2013

March 19, 2013

Mary Virginia Griffith, 75, of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life Monday, March 18, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 20, 1937, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Frisby and Sarah (Lewis) Griffith. Her fiancé of 37 years, Charles Gatrell, preceded her in death.

Mary attended Boonsboro schools.

She was a former member of Mount Briar Church of God in Keedysville.

Mary loved being with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed sewing, and was known by all for her homemade bread that she baked from scratch.

She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Dodson and husband, Charles, of Keedysville; and one brother, Samuel Griffith and wife, Margaret, of Keedysville.

In addition to her parents and her fiancé, Mary was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

A graveside ceremony will be Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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