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Mary Stains






 Mary Lucille Stains, 97, of West Irvin Avenue, Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Julia Manor Health Care Center.

Born Tuesday, July 11, 1922 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Roy Orville Black and the late Hallie Mae (Roberts) Black.

She was a graduate from Hagerstown High School and Columbia Business School. She was employed with the Hagerstown Leather Co. and at the Maryland Correctional Institute as a secretary to the Warden for 37 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of First Christian Church and enjoyed knitting prayer shawls. She was a member of the Hagerstown Lioness Club, where she served as Secretary and President. She also served as the District Lioness Coordinator. She was the second Vice President for the North Hagerstown Lioness Club and president and newsletter editor for the Beaver Creek Lioness Club. Mary then became a member of the Hancock Lioness Club, where she served as President.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Hively and husband, Keith of Falling Waters, WV; grandchild, Aaron S. Wolfe of Hagerstown, MD; brother in law, Don Nunnelly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmert Wesley Stains; sisters, Lillian E. Nunnelly and Helen A. Hughes.

Private graveside services will be held Monday, May 4, 2020, at 11:00 am, at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, 127 Britner Avenue Williamsport, MD, with the Rev. Jake M. Caldwell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

District Governor Evan Gillett and all Lions of 22W extend our sincere condolences in this time of sorrow. Lion Stains showed great empathy for “her neighbors” and lead by the Lions’ motto “We Serve”.

Chaplain Lion Mindy Coates
Westminster, MD

My deepest condolences go out to the Stains family.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Pat and family - So saddened to learn of your mother's passing. I have so many fond memories of your parents and the times we spent 'growing up' over the years. All good! May it help comfort you to know that others share in your loss, and treasure the memories we have. God bless! Fondly, Jody

JoAnne Roney Lease
Cumberland, Maryland

I know I have not seen you in several years . But you were always a very special lady to me. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss you and I loved you.

Patricia McIlvain
Orlando, FL

I knew Mary from the Hancock Lioness Club. Mary enjoyed the Lioness Clubs. She was a valued member.

Connie M Barton
Warfordsburg, PA

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