Born: Tue., Apr. 18, 1911
Died: Fri., May 22, 2009

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Miss Frances Virginia Ahalt, 98 died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, Boonsboro, Md. where she resided for 11 years.

Born April 18, 1911 in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late M. Foster and Sarah Virginia Shank Ahalt. Prior to her residence at Fahrney-Keedy, she lived her entire life on the home farm where she was born and raised. For the majority of those years she lived with her family of her brother Richard Ahalt, wife Frances, and thir children, Mark Ahalt, Marsha Bowers, Mike Ahalt, Melinda Davis, and Mac Ahalt who preceded her in death.

Frances received her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Maryland and her Masters of Science in Education from Syracuse University. She was a teacher in the Frederick County Public Schools for 46 years and was the county's first Reading Specialist.

As a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, she enjoyed serving in many capacities throughout her life.

Surviving are a brother Maurice Ahalt and wife Reginia, sisters-in-law, Catharine Ahalt and Marguerite Ahalt. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Coblentz and Mary Ahalt, and six brothers, Leroy Ahalt, Bruce Ahalt, Edwin Ahalt, Louis Ahalt, George Ahalt and Richard Ahalt.

Frances was very fond of her nieces and nephews:Paul Coblentz, Sara Lynn Ahalt, Susan Ahalt, Nancy Brooks, Sarah Hinds, Christopher Ahalt, Ginny Wolf, Ann Pond, Ike Ahalt, Bim Ahalt, Debbie Currier, Gay Iris Ahalt, Jay Ahalt, and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her niece Janice Coblentz and nephew Fred Ahalt.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Fahrney-Keedy Home for their friendship, love, and care shown to Frances.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 East Main Street, Middletown, MD. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown with Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in the Luthern Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main Street. Middletown MD 21769

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