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Shirley Rowe

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Shirley Victoria Rowe , 73, Maugansville, MD, passed away, Monday, January 28, 2019, at the University of Maryland Hospital. Born Sunday, September 2, 1945 in Williamsport, MD,  she was the daughter of the late Raymond Chaney and the late Betty Lee Turner Chaney. She was a graduate of Boonsboro High School class of 1963. Shirley was the "Mom for Troopers". She supported the Maryland State Troopers by using old uniforms to outfit stuffed teddy bears and gave them to retiring or transferring troopers. She was also involved with Hagerstown fund raising for cancer funds, children homes, Boxes of Love, as well as making crafts and arrangements at Christmas time. Shirley loved doing crafts and working in her flower garden at home. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, John W. Rowe; sons, Jeffrey A. Rowe and wife Michelle and Dwayne S. Rowe and wife Lisa; sisters, JoAnne  Kendle, Judy Row and husband Roy, Sylvia Knott and husband Lenny; brother, Ronald Chaney and wife Linda; grandchildren, Zachary Rowe, Nichols Rowe, Cassidy Rowe, Peyton  Rowe and Greighson Rowe; and great-grandchild Sophia Rowe. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Edleblute and brothers, Raymond Chaney and Donald Chaney. Services will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Fayellen (Rowe) Shankle officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (Donate Here) or to Boxes of Love In Care of Kristi Palmer 11535 Hopewell Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Curtis Davis & Lisa Ricjetts
Smithsburg, Md

My Love and Prayers are with you, Uncle John and Jeff and Dwayne. So sorry for your great loss . Aunt Shirley would always give you a hug when you seen her. She will be missed .

Kathy Palmer Green
Myersville , Md

Sending prayers and deepest sympathies to the Rowe family. We will cherish the memories of Shirley from Little League Baseball at South Mountain. She was a very special lady with a beautiful smile. Hugs, The Shank Family Vic, Janis, Wendi & Scott

Wendi (Shank) Smith
Boonsboro , Md

My condolences to Uncle John, and family for your loss. I remember the picnics at your home in Keedysville all those years ago. Aunt Shirley was like one of kids, always smiling and joining in the games. Hold tight to your memories. She has blessed so many and her spirit will live on through those blessings.

Fayellen (Rowe) Shankle
Harpers Ferry, WV

She was such a sweet lady!! Greatly missed! Always so cheery! Loved seeing her at work!

Stefanie and Cory Diehl
Hagerstown, Maryland

Our condolences to your family, Aunt Shirley was my favorite

Lauren and Janet Rowe
Beaver Falls , Pennsylvania

I worked with Shirley three different places and in that time we became friends. I looked forward to seeing her at craft shows and at her yard sales. I have three craft items she has made for me which I will always think of her when I put them out for the proper season. Thru Shirley, I have gotten to know her Daughter in law, Lisa and I am so pleased to feel the connection to Shirley when I am around her for they were also friends as well as family. Shirley I know you are watching over your family and still finding ways to care for them. Love 2 U Friend.

Sara Hutton
Falling Waters, W.Va.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Walter Vaughn
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dwayne and Jeff I’m so very sorry for your loss, your mom was a great woman and she will be sadly missed, I always enjoyed her great smile

Darren Kinna
Keedysville , MD

I'm so sorry for your loss Dwayne , your mom always treated me like family. She was a beautiful soul inside and out.

Janell Davis
Berkeley Springs, WV

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