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By MARLO BARNHART | May 24, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Hospital and the school of nursing it established 100 years ago are so entwined, it's hard to tell which came first. "The school was so closely linked with the hospital," said Louella Kline, who attended the school from 1959 to 1962. That link, which produced hundreds of nurses, came to an end in the 1970s, Kline said. But the hospital and the school's graduates have remained entwined. On Saturday, June 20, a homecoming event is being held at the Hagerstown Elks Club on Robinwood Drive to celebrate the school's centennial.
OBITUARIES
March 5, 2012
Marian Vada (Shultz) Mongold of Clear Spring, Md., passed away to be with her Lord Sunday, March 4, 2012. Born Jan. 5, 1925, in Somerset, Pa., she was the daughter and one of three children of the late Clarence Cyrus Shultz and Alice Myrtle (Daniels) Shultz. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Charles Mongold, in 2001. She was a 1942 graduate of Somerset Township High School. She went on to graduate in 1946 from nursing school at Allegany Hospital in Cumberland, Md., where she also met her late husband.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | June 20, 2004
Dinner for the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Homecoming was supposed to begin at 6:30 Saturday night. But, that time came and went as the graduates continued to mill about the dining room at the Four Points Sheraton, hugging, taking pictures and remembering their nursing school years. "I'm seeing faces that are wonderful and I think we still look pretty good," said Rosie Layman, 65, of Hagerstown. The nursing school educated 932 graduates from 1906 to 1971 before it closed as nursing evolved into a profession taught in an academic setting rather than as part of a hospital, according to a history published by the school's alumnae association.
NEWS
May 14, 2001
Veteran nurses say they love their profession By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com While the nursing profession has undergone many radical changes over the years, several veteran Washington County Hospital emergency room caregivers still say it's a great career. National Nurses Week was May 6-12. "I've been in nursing for 50 years. All but two of those years here at WCH," said Fran Alton. "I like it. It's exciting. " Those years were all spent in the emergency room where she works the night shift by choice.
NEWS
April 12, 2007
Gaynell Brewer Schenk of Landover Hills, Md., a native of Hagerstown, celebrated her 100th birthday March 28. Schenk was born in Hagerstown and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on South Potomac Street. Her family lived in a farmhouse on Cavetown Pike, now known as Md. 64 or Jefferson Boulevard. After her father died when she was 12, the family moved to Hager Street in Hagerstown. She attended Antietam Middle School and graduated from Girls Broadway High School.
NEWS
February 23, 2009
Carrie Ross of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a student at Saint James School, received a $2,000 travel scholarship from West Virginia Lions Youth Camps and Exchange. The second-place scholarship of $1,000 went to Sara Swanson, a senior at Bridgeport (W.Va.) High School. The contest was open to all West Virginia youths in grades 10 to 12 interested in a four- to five-week stays overseas this summer. Ross, a junior, plans to travel to Italy. The stay will include a youth camp and a host family stay.
NEWS
April 11, 2007
Gaynell Brewer Schenk of Landover Hills, Md., a native of Hagerstown, celebrated her 100th birthday March 28. Mrs. Schenk was born in Hagerstown and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on South Potomac Street. Her family lived in a farmhouse on Cavetown Pike, now known as Md. 64 or Jefferson Boulevard. After her father died when she was 12, the family moved to Hager Street in Hagerstown. She attended Antietam Middle School and graduated from Girls Broadway High School.
OBITUARIES
August 2, 2011
Rochelle E. (Unkle) Pearson, 94, a resident of Broadmore Senior Living in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 16, 1916, in Schyler, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Christian Unkle and Ruby (Faulkner) Unkle. Her husband, Donald E. Pearson, preceded her in death in 2001. Rochelle was a 1932 graduate of Schyler High School. After high school, she went to nursing school in Chicago, Ill., where she graduated in 1934 and worked as a registered nurse until her marriage in 1941.
OBITUARIES
July 17, 2012
Betty Jane Michael, 84, of Chambersburg, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Myersville, Md., the daughter of the late Irving and Nellie (Blickenstaff) Rice. She was a graduate of Middletown High School and attended nursing school in Baltimore, Md. A devoted mother, who loved her family and family gatherings above all else, Betty also enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, gardening and horseback riding. She was employed for a time at Bon-Ton in Chambersburg.
OBITUARIES
March 30, 2012
Carole Virginia Feigley, 73, of 228 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Pauline Elizabeth Feigley of Hagerstown and the late Daniel Cecil Feigley. She was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School, and later graduated from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation from nursing school, Carole began her 46 year career with the Washington County Hospital, where she also had been awarded the "Nurse of the Year.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
Lucille O'Brien's life was all about family and caring for others. The second oldest of 12 children born and raised on a farm in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Lucille had a work ethic to match her strong will. “She was determined. She had a feistiness in her. Some relatives called it the Miller spirit,” said daughter Jan Young of Williamsport. “But she had a lot of faith and a strong belief in her God.” Lucille also was proud that she skipped a grade in school. Her children have good memories of the annual family reunion with a very large extended family.
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
Two nurses will be added for this school year to the health-services program Meritus Medical Center Inc. provides to Washington County Public Schools, a Meritus Health official said Tuesday. The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a one-year contract for Meritus Medical Center Inc. to continue to provide student health services beginning next month. The cost of the program is not to exceed $2,793,785, according to a copy of the agreement. Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said there is every indication the program will come in under budget while providing more services during the coming school year.
OBITUARIES
April 16, 2013
Sandra Faye "Sandy" Jamison, 70, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away peacefully Monday, April 15, 2013, at home with her family by her side. Born Nov. 4, 1942, in Antietam, Md., she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Ray Crampton Sr. and Hattie Anna Elizabeth Gray Crampton. She was a 1960 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Md., and attended nursing school in Baltimore. She was a cook at Sharpsburg Elementary School. In her early years, she belonged to Antietam Church of God and also had previously belonged to Burnside First Church of God. She most recently attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg.
OBITUARIES
July 17, 2012
Betty Jane Michael, 84, of Chambersburg, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Myersville, Md., the daughter of the late Irving and Nellie (Blickenstaff) Rice. She was a graduate of Middletown High School and attended nursing school in Baltimore, Md. A devoted mother, who loved her family and family gatherings above all else, Betty also enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, gardening and horseback riding. She was employed for a time at Bon-Ton in Chambersburg.
OBITUARIES
March 30, 2012
Carole Virginia Feigley, 73, of 228 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Pauline Elizabeth Feigley of Hagerstown and the late Daniel Cecil Feigley. She was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School, and later graduated from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation from nursing school, Carole began her 46 year career with the Washington County Hospital, where she also had been awarded the "Nurse of the Year.
OPINION
March 13, 2012
My grandmother wanted badly to be a nurse. But she never had the opportunity to go to nursing school. And that was a shame, because she had a natural gift for it. That her dream was never fulfilled was a loss both for her and for all the people for whom she would have cared. But none of my grandparents had the chance to go to college - one grandfather became a bus driver and the other was a farmer and laborer. Yet all of them wanted me to go to college. My father was adamant; I was going to college, period.
OBITUARIES
March 5, 2012
Marian Vada (Shultz) Mongold of Clear Spring, Md., passed away to be with her Lord Sunday, March 4, 2012. Born Jan. 5, 1925, in Somerset, Pa., she was the daughter and one of three children of the late Clarence Cyrus Shultz and Alice Myrtle (Daniels) Shultz. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Charles Mongold, in 2001. She was a 1942 graduate of Somerset Township High School. She went on to graduate in 1946 from nursing school at Allegany Hospital in Cumberland, Md., where she also met her late husband.
OBITUARIES
August 2, 2011
Rochelle E. (Unkle) Pearson, 94, a resident of Broadmore Senior Living in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 16, 1916, in Schyler, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Christian Unkle and Ruby (Faulkner) Unkle. Her husband, Donald E. Pearson, preceded her in death in 2001. Rochelle was a 1932 graduate of Schyler High School. After high school, she went to nursing school in Chicago, Ill., where she graduated in 1934 and worked as a registered nurse until her marriage in 1941.
OBITUARIES
March 2, 2011
JULY 25, 1944-MARCH 1, 2011 REISTERSTOWN, Md. — Carolyn Lee "Pat" Rowland, 66, of Reisterstown, Md., died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Stella Maris Hospice, Timonium, Md. She was born July 25, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late William Franklin and Goldie Vasta Young Rowland. She was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School. She also graduated from nursing school in 1965 from Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md. She was employed as a registered nurse with Stella Maris Hospice Timonium for 18 years until retiring in 2010.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | December 4, 2010
“It’s a perfect fit,” Arthur Schneider said. The Antietam Exchange Club and the Washington County Health Department’s Healthy Families program have a common goal of proactively building strong families. So for the last five years, when the exchange club has carried on its 35-year tradition of hosting a children’s Christmas party, they’ve thrown the fete for participants of the Healthy Families program. This year, 98 adults and 78 children turned out for the Christmas party Saturday morning at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church on North Potomac Street in Hagerstown.
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