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Pearl Evelyn Cump

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Pearl Evelyn (Kuhn) Cump,104 years and 4 months old, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022, at Brookdale Hagerstown Assisted Living. Born on January 5, 1918, in Shippensburg, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph Harry Kuhn and Alice Mae (Baker) Kuhn. Pearl had resided at Brookdale for the past four years and formally lived on Clearview Road in Hagerstown for seventy-one years.

On June 25, 1935 Pearl married the love of her life, Paul A.Cump. Pearl was an active member of Otterbein United Methodist Church where she and Paul had joined in 1946. Paul passed on March 22, 2005.

Pearl spent her early married years as a homemaker caring for their three children. She was a very talented seamstress and later worked doing alterations at Routzahn's in Hagerstown for twenty years. During her long life, she bowled until the age of ninety, played cards with different groups, participated in Church functions and traveled. Pearl was a member of the Ladies of the Elks & Associates of Elk Lodge #378. She was a good neighbor and caring friend to so many.

Pearl is survived by her children, Patricia Hedges of Maugansville, MD, Joyce Mock of Waynesboro, PA and Gerald Cump and his wife Carolyn of Hagerstown. Her grandchildren are Keith Morgan and wife Kim, granddaughter-in-law Mary Morgan, Laurie Martz and husband Gerald, Dena Rodgers and husband Steve, Dana Kreigh and husband John and Nicole Mowen and husband Bill. Pearl has ten great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Pearl was preceded in death by her twin sister, Pauline (Kuhn) Rife, brothers Wilbur, Conwell, Ellsworth, and Harry Melvin Kuhn, a grandson, Brian Wesley Morgan and great-great-grandson Paul Rodgers.

Pearl was truly a survivor. She and her family had survived the Pandemic of 1918, the year of her birth.  Over one hundred years later, Pearl survived the most recent pandemic.

A memorial service will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown, Md on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Elizabeth Jackson and Pastor Paul Billings officiating.  A visitation will be before the service from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.                                         

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St, Hagerstown, MD  21740.

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Guest Book

My sincere sympathy to the entire family on the loss of Mrs. Cump.

Charles Vergers
Hagerstown, MD

With warm memories and loving thoughts of Pearl and her family at this time, Betty and Joanna Walter

Betty Walter
Myersville, Maryland

I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of “Miss Pearl.” What a grand lady! I visited her as a member of Otterbein for about a year before the pandemic and its restrictions. She was so interesting and I loved hearing her stories as she reminisced about her life. She led and enjoyed a full life, with the Lord and her family at the center of it. Please accept our deepest sympathies, Barbara and Buck Macht

Barbara Macht
Hagerstown , MD

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Pearl Cump.Sounds like she had a long and fruitful life .She will be surely missed.Jerry and Carolyn our thoughts and prayers are with you both.Lorraine and Bill Eccard

Lorraine Eccard
Boonsboro, Maryland

Gerry & Carolyn & Family: Linda and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Pearl. The Blessing of a long life, well lived. May the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ, lift you up in this time of loss. Larry & Linda Donat Medina OH

Larry Stephen Donat
Medina, OH

Joyce, Dena and Dana, I was so very sorry to open the paper this morning to see that Pearl had passed away. I'm thinking of all of you. Margie Wight

Margie Wight
Hagerstown, MD

Jerry and Family, So sorry to hear this news on the loss of your mother. It sounds like she was blessed with a long and fruitful life that I'm certain made many many blessed and cherished memories. Carry on and please accept my condolences.

David Shindle
Norfolk, VA

I was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Cump as my neighbor growing up. Although she was in her 80s when my family moved into our house 20 years ago, she was sharp as a tack, often knowing everyone's schedules and was always eager to stop you for a conversation. She knew the history of Clearview Rd and all it's residents so well. At Christmas time, her and another neighbor, Mrs. Hazel Wagoner, would attend our neighborhood Christmas party and reminisce about when it was just their families on the street. I may not have fully realized what a treat it was to have such a warm and generous neighbor as a child, but now looking back, I have such fond memories of the neighbor who treated us like family and was as dear as one could be. She will be greatly missed!

Gabriella Rinehart-Coon
Hagerstown, Maryland

What a joy to know Pearl and the Cump family. My mother and Pearl were co-workers and best friends. She and my mother looked alike and had many of the same traits. Many people thought they were sisters if not twins. Our visits with Pearl always included lots of laughs and reminiscing about the fun they had together. Paul and Pearl left a legacy of integrity and hard work that we admire.

Barry Tucker
Fort Myers Beach , Florida

Very sorry to hear of Ms. Pearl’s passing. I was a receptionist at Brookdale and loved when she would sit in the lobby and wait for the dining area to open. She was well loved by the staff. Sincere Sympathy, Deborah Cheak

Deborah Cheak
Hagerstown , Md

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