Virginia M. Tritapoe
Virginia Margaret Tritapoe, 93, Hancock, Md., died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Hagerstown, Md.
She was born in Berkley Springs, W.Va., on July 14, 1918, the daughter of the late Emory Franklin and Emma Melissa (Moon) Thompson.
She worked as a manager for 32 years at Good Will Store in Hancock. She also worked at Snow White Laundry Mat in Hancock for six years before retiring. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church on Timberidge, where she served as secretary for numerous years.
She is survived by numerous grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; nieces; nephews; and two stepchildren: Ruth and Anna Miller.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Franklin Shoemaker and her second husband, Daniel Tritapoe. She was also preceded in death by her children, daughter Betty Adele Shoemaker Bishop; son William Franklin Shoemaker; daughter Joan Arlene Shoemaker Young; daughter Carolyn Joyce Shoemaker; grandaughter Elizabeth Arlene Tritapoe; brothers John, Clive; and Andrew Thompson; and sisters Julia Clark and Opal Thompson.
Funeral services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Rev. Alice Davis officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery Mc- Connellsburg.
Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.