Frances P (Palmer) Blickenstaff

Born: Mon., Aug. 30, 1920
Died: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 08, 2017
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: Pleasant View Church of The Brethren

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Frances P. Blickenstaff, 97, Middletown, went home to be with the Lord on November 5, 2017. She was born on August 30, 1920 to the late Malcolm and Mary Remsburg Palmer of Boonsboro, MD. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Asa Blickenstaff and two sons Robert and David and one grandson Gary Blickenstaff.

She is survived by two sons, Edward and Dee Blickenstaff of Middletown, Michael and Dory Blickenstaff of Frederick and two daughters, Kathy L. and Joe Dzugan of North Carolina and Rowena Blickenstaff of Hagerstown. She also leaves behind five grandchildren; Donna and Speedy Dowin of Hagerstown, Timothy Blickenstaff of Middletown, Elizabeth Dzugan of North Carolina, Dana Wilt Deyton of Keymar and James Wilt of Massachusetts, one great-grandchild Jerimy and Sarah Dowin of PA and one sister, Lorraine Funk and husband Bernard.

She owned the Yum Yum Shop in Middletown which she thoroughly enjoyed and leaves behind many memories from baking wedding cakes and lots of pies, donuts and catering. Her memory will live on forever.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 8 from 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Thursday November 9 from the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 6213 Picnic Woods Rd., Jefferson, MD . Rev. Tim May will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Middletown, Christmas in the Valley, 31 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769. One of Mrs. "B'" favorite sayings was "Christmas is everyday".

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Allen, Debbie & Josh Smith
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this difficult time.
We always enjoyed our time with Aunt Frances and uncle Asa weather it was years ago out on the farm or more recently setting down for a good breakfast at the YUM YUM shop. Her joy was cooking and baking and she loved seeing people enjoy food.

Jenny Palla
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
As a volunteer at Reeders Nursing Home, I often stopped to see your Mom. Mrs. "B" always had a pleasant smile for me. When I learned that she owned the Yum Yum Shop and made lots of pies, I decided that she and I would make a strawberry rhubarb pie together. I brought all the ingredients with me. She filled the pie and showed me how she crimped the edges. That's a memory I will always cherish.

That day I also learned that your mother and I had something in common: we both had the same elementary school teacher -- even though your Mom was 30+ years older than me.

My deepest sympathy to her family.

   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Mrs. Blickenstaff. May the God of comfort help you endure until the time when he promises to end death forever.- Isaiah 25:8

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