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Mary Elizabeth Hose

Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Rest Haven Cemetery


Mary Elizabeth Hose, 74, of  Maugansville, MD, passed away, Monday, August 29, 2022, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, October 7, 1947 in Hagerstown , MD, she was the daughter of the late Guy E. Irvin and the late Flora Marie (Miller) Irvin.

Mary graduated from Clear Spring High School in 1965. She was employed with the Washington County Board of Education, teaching braille at numerous schools throughout the county. Mary was a member of the Apostolic Church of Maryland, where she taught Sunday School and played piano. She was also the Young People's Leader and was in charge of the Christmas Program.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years Alfred David Hose; daughter, Vicki A. Bartles and husband Thomas of Hagerstown, MD, son, Scott David Hose and wife Amy of Hagerstown, MD, brother,Walter D. Irvin and wife Grace, sister, Rebecca Murray and husband Duke, brother, John Irvin and wife Robin all of Clear Spring, MD, grandchildren, Tanner A. Bartles, Hannah Morgan Hose, Hayden Scott Hose  and Elias David Hose.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Marie Irvin.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 1:15 pm, at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown, MD, with Dr. Ted Fraker officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Apostolic Church of MD 15901 Shinham Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740..

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Guest Book

Growing up we were as close as sisters being 3 months apart in age. My special name for Mary was "Muff" which I never stopped calling her even as we drifted in our own directions as adults. My love for her never waned and her passing has given me a heaviness in my heart but I know her soul has passed to a better place. Rest in peace my sweet Muff.

Nancy Kronawetter
Clearwater, Florida

Sorry for your loss. Could not be there as incapacitated myself. We will surely miss Mary but we know she is smiling down on us from heaven, She made my day at work seem easy.

Barbara Bible
Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport, MD

Miss her too❤️

Miss Bonnie
Hagerstown , Md

I am so sorry that I was out of town this week. Today , I started to catch up on the newspaper, and I learned, too late, that one of God's finest here on earth was buried today. My experience with her was at Western Heights.

Patricia Patterson
Falling Waters, WV

I even hesitate writing anything because Mary knew how much I cared for her. She was my Sister in every sense of the word. I am going to miss our daily conversations and especially our laughs. You encouraged me all the time when I may have been struggling with life in general. You were always there for me and you would go out of your way if I every needed anything. I’m going to miss our daily talks about our children & grandchildren. I know God will see me through and it’s no doubt he’s been preparing me for this time as he called you home sooner than I wanted ,but I know your with our Savior. Please “Look for me for I will be there too”.Until then my heart will go on singing until then with joy I’ll carry on. I will miss you and treasure the wonderful memories we’ve shared over the last 40 plus years. Sis I know by faith I’ll shall see you again and how I long for that blessed day. Love Robin

Robin Irvin
Clear Spring, Md

I worked with Mary for several years. She was a dear friend and a wonderful mentor to her students. Prayers for all of you as you grieve this wonderful lady.

Sally Walton
Silver Spring, Maryland

Since I learned of Mrs. hoses passing, I have been trying like crazy to figure out how to Xpress my feelings about someone who meant so much to not only me but so many others. I have had the honor and privilege to know her for the majority of my life. Little did I know that when we met, she would quickly become a second mother to me. through all of the good times and bad, she was always there to offer encouragement, advice or to just listen no matter what. I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the friends, family and loved ones she has left behind. although she has been called home to be with the Lord, I know she will not be forgotten by the mini people whose lives she touched. I know she meant so much to so many people as a wife, mother and friend. She will always have a special place in my heart. I know that the Lord has a special place in heaven for people such as her. Mrs. hose, I love you and may you rest in peace until we see each other again.

Dan Barnhart
Williamsport, Maryland

Mary was a wonderful person. Not only did she work work well with the children but she worked well with the staff. She became a good friend to me. I will miss her smiling face and kind words. God loves you Mary!

Robin Mcleod
Hagerstown , MD

I remember Mary from teaching at Maugansville Elementary (the old building). She always was positive and fun to be around. She was get a twinkle in her eyes and I would think "oh boy, Mary's thinking up a zinger". She was truly gifted at working with her students. She taught me a lot about braille. God Bless you for your work on behalf of your students.

Calista Dickey
Hagerstown, MD

David Mills Sr.
Clear Spring, Maryland

I was so sorry to hear that Mary had passed away. I was blessed to worked with her for a few years at Marshall Street School. She was a wonderful lady who truly cared for the students she worked with. Mary had a deep faith in the Lord and I'm sure she was immediately welcomed into heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with her family who she absolutely adored.

Anita Hetzer
Hagerstown, MD

My heart goes out to Mary's family at this sad time. I had the pleasure of working with Mary for many years. She was very dedicated to the students she worked with and always went the extra mile to be certain her students had what they needed to succeed. Mary was a special person. Rest in peace.

Carroll Sager
Hagerstown, MD

Condolences and prayers to the family. I enjoyed working with Mary Hose and often our mail got confused as she was in the Vision Dept. and I was in the Hearing Dept. She was a hard worker and always had a smile on her face to all those that crossed her path. Her laughter was contagious. She was a go-to colleague and always helped to find what we needed to help our kids. May you be enjoying and seeing what you have believed in. May those who mourn be comforted but remember the memories of the lives that she has touched and made better.

Hagerstown, Maryland

To Becky and Duke. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Lloyd Swope
Clear Spring, MD

Ms. Mary was a wonderful lady that will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was my sunshine on a cloudy day. Keeping the family in our prayers. May God shower you with comfort and peace. In deepest sympathy, Darrin and Nikki

Nikki Eichelberger
Hagerstown, MD

My Love and thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Robert & Deborah Rickett
Hagerstown, Maryland

Mary was a very classmate. She will be missed.

Peggy Sharon Moats
Hagerstown , Md

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the family! I grew up in Maugansville a few doors down from the Hose family! Mary and her kids babysit my brothers and I when we were growing up! My parents are still neighbors and I would wave if she was out every time I drove by. Mary was a wonderful person and I have many great memories of her from my childhood. I know she will be missed by many!

Christy Gladhill (Wentz)
Greencastle, PA

Marry was a remarkable person she was very special to her church family and those that knew her. She will be missed.

David mills
Clear spring , MD

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I worked with Mary at Western Heights when she was with Daniel Barnhardt. Mary was so kind and loving. Praying for comfort for your family at this time.

Robin Robins
Hagerstown, MD

One of the most sweetest caring woman I grew up with. You were like a grandma to me since the day I was born, and great grandma to Brielle. You will truly be missed. Prayers and love to my second family. Heaven gained a beautiful angel

Hagerstown, Maryland

If there is a kinder woman I’ve never met her. Mary was so giving to her students and would do anything to help them be productive and successful. She was very supportive and helpful to anyone who needed extra assistance. I watched her teach and nurture a young student who was blind. She learned braille and taught him how to learn braille and be independent despite his blindness. Her heart was huge and her smile sincere. I appreciated the beauty of Mary Hose. What an angel!!! ❤️

Kelly Logsdon
Hagerstown, MD

Vicki, Tom and Tanner - I am so sorry for your loss. Many evenings spent at the ball field talking to this beautiful lady. She was such a sweet person and I know she will be missed terribly.

Wendy (Ebersole) McDannell
Williamsport, MD

Dear Al, Vicki, Scott and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. Mary was a very special angel. Who knew that volunteering at the school library would lead to such a meaningful career? Mary's compassion was endless. I am out of town and unable to join you on Saturday but know that I am thinking of you. Cherish the memories. With love, Tina Angle

Tina Angle
Hagerstown, MD

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's death. I remember going to our family reunion.She was so very nice to me.will keep everyone in my heart and prayers.

Stella Trumpower
Needmore, PA

We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Mary was a sweet, sweet lady and will be missed by many. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. Love Pam & Bobby Shirley

Pam Shirley
Berkeley Springs, WV

So sorry to hear of my dear cousins passing. I have fond memories of my childhood visiting on Sundays to aunt Marie's house. Prayers for you all. Hugs and love. Rest in Jesus arms.

Susie lillard George and Mildred Bowers grandaughter
Hedgesville, Wv

My sweet piano playing friend has finally achieved the goal she has worked toward all her life...she is with Jesus! I am going to miss her hugs, phone calls and encouragement. She always knew what to say to reach my heart. I hope my Danny was there to greet you when you stepped on the other side, Miss Mary. It won't be long until we are all together again. My love and prayers to Bro. Alfred, Scott and Amy and the beautiful Apostolic Church family. Maranatha!

Sheryl Hesse
Winchester, Virginia

27 year old special needs son of Frank and Trudy Spielman does not understand that Miss Mary has went on to her reward but he loved her dearly and she the same to him. She made him feel special. Because of his condition he is house bound most of the time but every year she saved a trick or treat bag for him that we would drive him down when he could get out to receive it from her. Their to smiles of meeting each other when they could like this will never leave my memory she made sure he got a balloon for his birthday until her health and his health didn't allow them to see each other. The only thing that I can say for my son frankie is because of his condition he doesn't know she is gone. But when Frankie meets her in heaven thank God Frankie and Miss Mary will never know sickness again. Written for Frankie by his dad

Frankie Andrew Spielman
MERCERSBURG, Pennsylvania

She was such a kind an wonderful lady. She will be missed so much. I'm just so glad my sister married into such a wonderful family an I had the honor of knowing her. Love you Mary an u will truly be missed.

Jaime Fuss
Hagerstown, MD

One of the most loving and caring Christian woman that I have had the honor to know. She was a great blessing to me and my family. She always called on our birthdays to sing happy birthday to us She went out of her way forall the young people as she was the young peoples leader at the church since I stated going there in 1981. And at the age of 62 was still considered one of her young people and she never stopped ministering to me about my soul till the Lord took her. I will miss her badly until I meet her again in heaven I love and miss you already Miss Mary there was only one of you enjoy your heavenly reward

Frank Spielman
MERCERSBURG, Pennsylvania

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