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Karin Isabel Westcoat



Saturday, July, 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Karin Isabel Westcoat, 74, of Inwood, WV, passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV.

Born Tuesday, December 26, 1944 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Clive Francis Possinger, Sr. and the late Dorothy Isabel (Bullock) Possinger.

She graduated from Montgomery Blair High School. She was a school bus driver with Montgomery County Public Schools, retiring in 2003. Beyond the love for her family and friends, she adored animals, enjoyed gardening, and had an immense passion for travel.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Lambert and her husband Dave and son, Lonnie Gilbreath and wife Tammy; step-children, Virginia Westcoat and her husband Scott Strickler and William Westcoat, III; two brothers, Clive F. Possinger, II and Paul Possinger; grandchildren, Chadwick Lambert and Shelby Lambert; and great-grandsons, Matthew and Declan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Westcoat, II.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Interment immediately following at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Following the interment a celebration to commemorate her life, will be held at Summerland Manor Community Center, 190 Sunbrook Lane, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, New York Office, 155 East 55th. Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY  10022 or your local Humane Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful wife ,mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed

Steven Sansone
Tuscarora , Md.

We send condolences to the family and to all that knew her. Such a sweet, sweet woman. In the few years that we have known her, we have so many precious memories to cherish. Karin, we love you and will see you again someday!!

Liz and Larry Ruffner
Rippon, Wv

Please accept are sincere condolences for your mom , she was a great friend when we drove the School buses together at Randolph lot , I wish we had stayed closer with her and Bill after are gang retired. We will keep her in are prayers and family she will be truly missed.May see Rest In Peace ☮️George and Gail Dunn

George and Gail Dunn
Middletown , Maryland

Karin was a wonderful friend and a great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends in their time of loss.

Bill Roby
Inwood, WV

I still cant believe she's gone. She and Bill were good friends. I will miss talking to her and visiting her. She was a wonderful person that I will miss terribly. May you rest in peace my friend. Love Sue

St. MYERS, Florida

Please accept our sincere condolences. We pray that cherished memories stay close to your hearts. Very soon “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Farrar Family

I’m so sorry to hear this. We had a lot of laughs while working together at MCPS. Praying for the family at this difficult time

JoAnn Kisner
Boonsboro , Md

Karin (and Bill) where such a big part of my youth instead of one teenage daughter she had two :-) She was definitely my other mother and I have so many wonderful memories, way too many to name. She was loved by so many and no one was a stranger for long. It doesn’t make any sense why you’re gone so soon but at least you’re with Bill again. Love you

Lisa Burke
Joppa, MD

Where do I begin...50 years is a long time to create memories and share life. Some of my fondest memories are of my daughter Laura, Karin and her daughter Dodi going to dinner to plan our annual holiday progressive dinner. One time we were so loud laughing in a restaurant another patron offered to buy us all a drink if we would leave!!! We laughed over that one for many years afterward. Then of course there were the holiday progressive dinners themselves! What fun they were--the highlight of the season. I could go on and on. I spoke to Karin the evening before her surgery and I'm so glad I did. Goodbye Karin, my dear friend, I will miss you. Say hello to Bill for me. Love and hugs, Donna

Donna Fox
Crisfield, Maryland

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