2013-01-09 / Obituaries

Marie L. Baughman Chambersburg, 88

Marie L. Baughman, 88, a resident of the Quarters at Shook Home, Chambersburg, formerly of Shippensburg, died Monday, January 7, 2013, in Chambersburg Hospital as a result of injuries from a fall.

She was born February 13, 1924, in Shippensburg, a daughter of the late John E. and Grace E. Burkhart Booz.

She was a 1941 graduate of the Shippensburg High School.

She was a lifelong member of Ridge Church of the Brethren. She served in numerous leadership positions including deacon, the first female chairperson of the church board, and was a Sunday School teacher for more than 50 years. She was a member of the church quilting group which created quilts for disaster relief organizations.

In the Church of the Brethren Southern Pennsylvania District, she served on the district board in several leadership capacities and on the women’s auxiliary for Cross Keys Brethren Home.

In the early 1980s she served as state president of the Pennsylvania Society of Farm Women. Previously she was a charter member and first president of Franklin County Group #7. Marie and her late husband operated a dairy farm for 18 years in Greene Township.

She was active in numerous community activities including the Franklin County Bicentennial Pageant, Board of Assistance and Democratic Women’s Club. In 1990 she was recognized as the Greene Township Lions Club Citizen of the Year.

She was known for her characterization of “Matilda” and presented monologues throughout the area as entertainment for community programs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Merle Baughman, who died September 21, 1986. A brother, Donald Booz; and a sister, Helen Finkenbinder, are also deceased.

She is survived by three sons: Harold M. Baughman and his wife Donna of Lancaster; Carl L. Baughman and his wife Karen of Butler; and Allan D. Baughman and his wife Gilda of Chambersburg; one daughter, Lois M. Clark, and her husband Michael of Columbia, Md.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth L. Crouse of Newville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Ridge Church of the Brethren at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Earl F. Stovall and Rev. Harold E. Yeager. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fogelsanger Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, and one hour prior to the services Saturday morning at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridge Church of the Brethren, 1095 Ridge Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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