Arlene E. Garrett

MANCHESTER, MD Arlene Elizabeth Cramer Garrett, 91, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 Long View Nursing Home in Manchester, Md. Born November 10, 1921, on her family farm located off of Wolfgang School Rd., near Glenville, 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 on December 3, 2003. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a registered nurse. She was a 1940 graduate of Codorus Township High School and studied for her nursing degree at Maryland General Hospital. She worked as a Registered Nurse 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 help Mrs. Twigg with the nursing home and her residence. 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 Rt. 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 her siblings Arnold S. Cramer, Sarabelle Baugher, and Shirley C. Lehr and husband Gary; her nieces, Cindy Baugher and Stephanie Lehr; her nephews, Larry Baugher and David Cramer and wife, Kellie. She was predeceased by her brothers, Roger and Gordon Cramer; her brother-in-law, Sterling Baugher and sister-in-law, Goldie Cramer. The family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3184 Church St., Manchester, Md., with her pastors the Revs. Matthew S. and Norma L. Schenning officiating. Interment will be in Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery, Manchester, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 739, Manchester, MD 21102. Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389  Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626

Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 17, 2012