Elizabeth Marie "Libby" Loudenslager, 89, of Westminster, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House.
Born Feb. 17, 1923, in Linden, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Susie Costello Rutherford. She was the wife of Marshall E. Loudenslager, who died in 2009.
She was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Westminster and was active in the Super 60's and Soul Winners. She volunteered at the Carroll Christian School lunch room, enjoyed attending gospel hymn sings and traveling in her motor home. She was a nature enthusiast and especially enjoyed watching bluebirds. She was proud of her Native American heritage. She enjoyed the company and activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are daughters Judy Hewett and husband Bill, of Benson, N.C., and Sharon Loudenslager, of Stephenson, Va.; granddaughters Roxane Stein and husband Jack, and Kristin Jones and husband Darren, all of Wilmington, N.C.; great-grandchildren Ashley and Andrew Stein, and Madeline and Lily Jones; many nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law Betty Deitz, of Randallstown, Margaret McGarity, of Towson, Helen Burton, of Linthicum, and Virginia Palmer, of Sykesville.
She was predeceased by brothers Buster, Woodrow and James Rutherford; and sisters Ethel Smallwood, Pauline Jette and Maybelle McDonald.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.
Online condolences may be made offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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