Arlene E. Garrett

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Arlene Elizabeth Cramer Garrett, 91, of Manchester, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester.

Born Nov. 10, 1921, on her family farm off Wolfgang School Road, near Glenville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward Cramer and Lydia Sotdorus Cramer. She was the wife of her childhood sweetheart H. Gordon Garrett, her husband of 59 years, who died Dec. 3, 2003.

She was a 1940 graduate of Codorus Township High School and studied for her nursing degree at Maryland General Hospital.

She was a registered nurse and had worked at Hanover General Hospital and at Long View Nursing Home. Furthermore, she retired from Black and Decker as their on-staff register nurse, where she had 31 years of service. After retiring she went to work for Dr. Thomas Kenney as his receptionist, and continued to help Kathleen Twigg, owner, at the nursing home and at her residence.

She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed the outdoors, particularly mowing her grass and working with her flowers. She would sell sweet corn and turnips from the front of her farm, which is located on Route 30, where she and her husband were known as "The Turnip People". She enjoyed spending time with her furry friends, especially her pet cat.

Surviving are siblings Arnold S. Cramer, Sarabelle Baugher and Shirley C. Lehr and husband Gary; nieces Cindy Baugher and Stephanie Lehr; and nephews Larry Baugher, and David Cramer and wife Kellie

She was predeceased by brothers Roger and Gordon Cramer; a brother-in-law, Sterling Baugher; and a sister-in-law, Goldie Cramer.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester; and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3184 Church St., Manchester, with her pastors, the Revs. Matthew S. and Norma L. Schenning officiating. Interment will be in Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 739, Manchester, MD 21102.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 17, 2012
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