Iona M. Quillen, 78

MAY 12, 1934-MARCH 28, 2013

March 29, 2013
  • Quillen

Iona McDonald Quillen, 78, of 17437 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 12, 1934, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marvin Eugene McDonald and Frances Nettie Keckley McDonald Edwards.

She was a 1952 graduate of Romney High School and attended Strayer University.

She was employed by Air Flow Co. of Frederick, Md., Pangborn Corp. in Hagerstown and Knoxville, Tenn., and Fairchild Corp. in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

She enjoyed genealogy research on family history and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Gearhart of Hagerstown; one son, Frank Quillen and wife, Geannie, of Smithsburg, Md.; four grandchildren, David Yoder, Melanie Alegre, and Pete and Derick Quillen; four great-grandchildren, David Anthony, Alyssa, Jonathan and Maya; numerous cousins; and an adopted brother, Michael Edwards.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. Larry Rickard will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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