DORIS EILEEN GROSSNICKLE

Born: Fri., Aug. 29, 1919
Died: Thu., Oct. 2, 2008

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Doris Eileen Wiles Grossnickle, Middletown, 89, died Thursday October 2, 2008 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Ralph U. Grossnickle who died January 14, 1988.

Born in Myersville, August 29, 1919 she was a daughter of the late Russell Peter Sr. and Letha Alice Grossnickel Wiles.

She waas a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren; first a member of the Grossnickle church and the late Frederick church who was absorbed in restoration of original theological beliefs doctrine, and thought.

She loved farming, painting, sewing, cooking and all aspects of domestic and agricultural related activities.

She was an active participant in Middletown and Walkersville community interests, and was well known in the Frederick city area for her interest in historical restoration.

She was dedicated to her family and acted as a surrogate parent to her siblings and friends.

1 son - Monroe F. Grossnickle and wife Rita M. - Walkersville and Australia
2 grandchildren - Ona Nicola Amber Grossnickle and Elliott Zyle Grossnickle - both of Australia
and brothers and sisters:
Pauline A. Grossnickle - Walkersville; Russell P. Wiles Jr. - Wirtz, VA; Marie F. Harshman - Frederick; Janice M. Hawkins - Braddock; Regean P. Fogle - Cearfoss; Yvonne F. Georg - Brunswick; Thomas M. Wiles - Middletown
and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother Austin C. J. Wiles.

Funeral Services will be held 11 AM on Monday October 6, at the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the church service on Monday.

Rev. Dr. James S. Flora, a retired Church of the Brethren minister, and Rev. Tim Ritchey Martin, pastor of Grossnickle Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren cemetery fund, %Marion Leatherman, 3526 Bittle Rd., Myersville, MD 21773

Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 East Main Street, Middletown is in charge of arrangements.

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Ellis and Stephanie Grossnickle
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
The end of life leaves many behind to remember and reflect on the legacy of our loved one. Aunt Doris will be remembered for her love of family, faith in God and hard work. We all can strive to live by her example. Thoughts and prayer for Monroe and all the family.

Saylor Family
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
May she rest in peace, God bless her.

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