Lillian Irene DeFord (1928 - 2018)

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Lillian Irene DeFord, 89, of Westminster, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Lillian was born on August 26, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the daughter of the late Gustavus Samuel and Emma Marie (Hildebrand) Heckel. She was the beloved wife of Calvin Davis DeFord, Sr., whom she married in 1945. Lillian was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 467 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Westminster. In addition to her husband, Lillian is survived by her children Nancy (Kenny Monks) Gallagher, Calvin (Maureen) DeFord, Jr., Richard DeFord, Gus (Debbie) DeFord, Joann (Kenny) Nusbaum, Thomas Krout and Todd Jerscheid; sister Patricia Agnes Miller; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her children Sue DeFord, and Tom DeFord; and sister Jennie Elizabeth Burkhardt. The family will welcome friends on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, Maryland 21157 or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

Funeral Home
Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 2, 2018
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