2009-02-05 / Obituaries

Annabelle Hepburn

Hancock, 57

Annabelle "Annie" Hepburn, 57, Hancock, Md., died Thursday, January 29, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, after a long courageous battle against cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Terry W. Hepburn, and their twin daughters, Jessica O. Hepburn and Monica L. Hepburn.

She was born April 21, 1951, in Beaver County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Stein.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and daughters, are a twin sister, Marybelle Whitlatch of Lancaster; a sister, Marilyn Berresford, East Palestine, Ohio; and brother, Paul Stein, Enon Valley, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jean, and a brother, Ralph Thomas.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. ,and continued further study at Shippensburg University. Prior to having her twin daughters, she taught first grade at Southern Fulton Elementary School. Additionally, she was the co-owner of Hepburn Orchards Fruit Market in Hancock. She served on the board as president of Hancock War Memorial Library. She was active on the Citizens Advisory Committee, PTA and the Band Boosters of Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

She was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of Christ in Berk-eley Springs, where she taught Sunday School.

A celebration of life was held Monday, February 2, at 11:00 a.m., at Berkeley Springs Church of Christ. Edwin Floyd and Douglas Petty officiated, followed by a burial service at St.Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley, 3234 East Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Grove Funeral Home in Hancock was in charge of arrangements.

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