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Doris Scott

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren


Doris Jane (Royer) Scott passed from this earth surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Doris was born March 4, 1935 in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania.   Doris was the daughter of the late Charles Richard Royer and Arabel Alice (Neikirk) Royer.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, Class of 1953.

Life was challenging for Doris as she was a single mom in the late sixties and, raised her only daughter on her own with grace and poise.  To provide for her family, she worked 40 years at Farmers and Merchants Bank.   She was the first female Branch Manager and Vice-President at F&M Bank, and she took great pride in her work and success. 

Doris was a member of the Exchange Club of Halfway, as well as a member and treasurer of the Mason-Dixon Region Antique Car Club.   Doris loved driving around the beautiful countryside taking great pride in this area where she was born and raised.  She was a NASCAR fan, loved to watch the Gaither Homecoming Gospel shows, and attending antique auctions with her three sisters (The Royer Girls).  Doris always had a smile on her face and loved to laugh with family and friends.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Scott of Hagerstown, as well as three sisters, Hazel Strite of Boonsboro, Fay Routzahn and Patricia Freehling both of Hagerstown, and beloved nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care Doris received at Williamsport Retirement Village.  Everyone from the nursing staff, aides and office personnel were extraordinary to work with, and extremely kind to Doris.

Services will be held Friday, January 24, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, Maryland.   Pastor Harry Strite will officiate. 

Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  Burial will take place immediately after the service at the Longmeadow Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Guest Book

I just finished reading the Herald-Mail's "A Life Remembered" column about Doris, and, with a small tear and a big smile of remembrance, I'd like to express my condolences to Kim, Fay, and the rest of Doris' family. I only knew Doris for a matter of weeks (while she trained me to be a teller) - but I'll never forget her. So caring. So smart. Such a great laugh. And while she was not yet a branch manager when we met, I'm not surprised to learn that she went on to be a great leader. I recall that she and Fay sometimes brought me lunch - leftovers from dinners they'd made; in particular, I recall a wonderful cabbage roll (the best I've ever had, to this day!). Anyway - even though I'm just a small, long-ago / far-away speck in Doris' life, I felt that I had to write this, to say "Thanks, and Godspeed, Doris!". For me - and, I'm sure, for a great many others - you made the world a better place.

Jack Gray
Glendale, AZ

Kim, So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always the sweetest, kindest lady. We were lucky to have her as a role model. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending my sincere sympathy, Love Robin

Robin ( Siebert) Vogel
Hagerstown , Maryland

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