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K. Arlene Drawbaugh

Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Kathryn Arlene Drawbaugh, 75, of Williamsport, MD, passed away, Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at her home.

Born Friday, February 28, 1947 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Paul Chrisman and the late Kathryn L. (Sayles) Chrisman. She was preceded in death by her husband David George Drawbaugh, III.
Arlene graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1965. She later graduated from Award Beauty School in Martinsburg, WV, and was a Cosmetologist for several years. Later she was employed in the insurance industry with Wright Gardner Insurance and Brethren Mutual Insurance both in Hagerstown. Most recently Arlene was working as a lunch aide at Williamsport Elementary.She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport,  where she served on the Church Council, Altar Guild and the Women's Fellowship.

She is survived by her son, David J. Drawbaugh and wife Jen of Boonsboro, MD, daughters, Gina A. Baker and husband Matt of Williamsport,MD and Tina L. Leimbach and husband Rick of Westminster, MD, son, James Michael  Drawbaugh and wife Tammy of Hagerstown, MD, grandchildren, David, Julianne, Donnie, Ryan, Samantha, Ben, Tyler, Alexis, Matthew, Hannah, Meghan, Amy, Krista and Amanda.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Kimberly Nunberg officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church 35 West Potomac Street, Williamsport, MD 21795.

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Guest Book

My heart is broken as I read about an absolutely wonderful person who became my friend while working at Brethren Mutual. Arlene was one of a kind and always willing to help someone. She was a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen when needed. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this most difficult time. A beautiful soul has gained her wings and she will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Amy and Jim Meek
Waynesboro, PA

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have shared so many fond memories and special times with them that will never be forgotten. I especially remember the time at Notre Dame in 1982 when her girl's team won Nationals. Arlene was standing in the tunnel with a bag of popcorn and when they were announced as National Champions that bag of popcorn flew everywhere. We could never have done it without Dave, Arlene and her beautiful girls! Miss Candy

Cassandra Baker
Hagerstown, MD

Gina and Tina, thinking of you at this most difficult time. Was so shocked when I heard of her passing. We go back to high school days, will have to admit I’m a year older. May the memories you have keep her alive in your heart. Judy and John Raidt

Judy Raidt
Hagerstown, MD

Tina and Gina I just could not believe this when Missy sent it to me just talked to Mom at Dolloa General last week your Mom and Dave were alway there to help with the Blue Jays and you girls never missed a parade and i miss see the good old days and i did't know you lost Dave till your Mom told me we had a nice talk and had planed to get together. so sorry this was so quick.

Williamsport, Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom and Lisha Bikle
Boonsboro , Maryland

Arlene and I had been friends and classmates since the first grade through beauty school. We lost touch after I was married and never forgot the great times we had growing up. We were in the great South High band and even roomed together at beauty school. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. May she rest in peace.

Barb Seacrist Churchey
Hagerstown, Maryland

So many wonderful memories are going through my mind. Arlene and Dave were such an important part of the success of the WHS Blue Band when I was the director. They worked tirelessly to benefit the students. As a result, our families became wonderful friends. Our heart goes out to the family. You were blessed to have a very special lady as your Mom. Sincerely, Susie and Noel Kunkle

Susie Kunkle
Williamsport , MD

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