Margaret L. Stely, 85

JAN. 20, 1928-MARCH 30, 2013

March 31, 2013
  • Margaret L. Stely
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Mrs. Margaret Lorraine Stely, 85, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 30, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was the wife of the late John “Shorty” Irwin Stely.

Born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 1928, she was a daughter of the late George Lucian and Margaret Frances Goodwin Swindell.

She is survived by five children, John Stely Jr. and wife Joann, Millville, N.J., Ken Stely and wife Teresa, Smithsburg, Ed Stely and wife Carol, Middletown, Richard Stely and wife Debbie, Emmitsburg, and Linda Stely Moore and fiancé Lenny Jacobson, Pottstown, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou Dodson; and a brother, Thomas Swindell.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 2, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Pottstown, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 in her memory.

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