2012-11-14 / Obituaries

Charmaine C. Alexander Mercersburg, 84

Mrs. Charmaine C. Alexander, 84, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born December 26, 1927, in Uniontown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William R. Sr. and Maude Jeffries Crago.

She was a 1945 graduate of Uniontown High School.

She married Jack W. Alexander, her husband of almost 62 years, on February 23, 1951. Prior to starting a family she was employed as a secretary for the S.E. Williams Supply Co. in Uniontown.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Upper West Conococheague in Mercersburg as well as its Women’s Association. She was also a member of Fulton County Chapter 519 Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a former member of Mercersburg Lioness Club and had been a volunteer at Chambersburg Hospital.

Her greatest joy was her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Her laughter and sense of humor will be greatly missed but is a source of treasured memories and smiles to her loved ones.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Mark W. and wife Linda Alexander of Salisbury, N.C.; Gary W. Alexander of Chambersburg; and Kimberly A. and husband Allen Dixon of Hickory, N.C.; grandchildren: Michael C. Alexander of Salisbury; Madalyn R. Alexander of Seattle, Wash.; Sean M. Bolick, Hickory; Lauren F. Alexander of Durham, N.C., and Julie Odem-Dixon of Guyton, Ga.; a sister, Betty Blackburn, Mechanicsburg and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William R. Crago Jr.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 12 at Presbyterian Church. Rev. Anthony Lorenz officiated. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church, 34 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA 17236 or American Heart Assoc., Franklin/Fulton division, 417A Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

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