Frances "Frankie" (Ford) Everline, 89, of 8507 Barnes Road in Boonsboro, Md., departed this life on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro, after a brief illness.
Born July 1, 1922, she was a lifelong resident of the Boonsboro area. She was the youngest daughter of the late George H. Ford and Blanche (Itnyre) Ford. Frankie was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen, and six siblings. She was the last surviving member of her family.
In 1940, she graduated from Boonsboro High School, where she had been active in sports, music and drama. Frankie was also a graduate of Hagerstown Business College, Class of 1941.
She had been employed by Potomac Edison and later by the Washington County Sanitary Commission, but, most importantly, she was also a homemaker.
As a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, Frankie served as a Sunday school teacher in the children's department; was president of the women's group, assisted with the youth group, served on the church council and sang on the choir.
For almost 15 years, she thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at Boonsboro Elementary School.
Surviving are her beloved husband, J. Gilbert (Buzz) Everline, whom she married on March 27, 1943, and three children and their families, Kathy Berry and her husband, Mike, of Austin, Texas, Penny Friddle and her husband, Charlie, of Elkins, W.Va., and John Everline and Irene Ellis of Boonsboro. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Scott and Mark Berry, Brooks Everline, Chip Friddle, Kate Reed and Dylan Ellis; six great-grandchildren, Madelein, Allison and Blanca Berry, Bryce and Camden Everline, Kyle Reed and a seventh is expected this summer.
She was Aunt Frankie to her many nieces and nephews.
When you visited with Frankie you always knew you would be invited to eat, and you never went away hungry. And, as long as she was able, she never failed to send cards to her friends and family. Her caring ways and attention to individuals' needs will be sorely missed.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.