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Lois Cornelia Shank

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Lois Cornelia Shank , 94, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, October 4, 2021, at Commonwealth Senior Living at Hagerstown.

Born Wednesday, December 15, 1926 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Isaac R. Shank and the late Caroline (Wolfinger) Shank.

She was a 1944 graduate of Hagerstown High School; a cum laude graduate of Bridgewater College, with a bachelor's degree and later graduated from Shippensburg University with a master's degree in Education; and additional graduate studies at the University of MD and the University of Colorado. 
Lois was a public school teacher in Clarke County, VA and Washington County, MD. She volunteered as a Literacy/G.E.D. tutor with Mennonite Central Community at the Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, KY. She was also a global volunteer in Jonestown, Mississippi, Heifer Project Arkansas and at the Church of the Brethren Service Center, New Windsor, MD. Lois was a member of the First Christian Church; Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Washington County Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by her two nephews, I. David Shank of Hagerstown, MD and Stephen P. Shank of Greencastle, PA; three nieces, Naomi Stutzman of Mertztown, PA, Lois Long of Greencastle, PA and Rebecca Overton of Virginia Beach, VA.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul W. Shank and Abram E. Shank.

Services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Dr. David T. Britt officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home one half hour prior to the service.

Private interment will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th St., P.O Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Condolences to family and friends. I have known her since she was my teacher at Bester Elementary. We kept in touch, but I lost track of her about 10 years ago. She was one of the kindest people I know. She made a impression on me and who I became. She will be greatly missed.


Sincere condolences with fond memories in Delta Kappa Gamma, Tina Angle

Tina M Angle
Hagerstown, Maryland

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