Juanita M. “Nita” Vance, 75, of 938 Pope Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 31, 1935, in Harrisonburg, Va., she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Irene Natlee Beach Light.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alfred Vance, March 1, 2008.
She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and retired from Statton Furniture Co.
Nita was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and Serendipity Sunday School Class.
She enjoyed playing bingo, going to Charles Town, and bowling with the Coca Cola Bowling League Wednesday Night Women’s League and the Monday Night Major Bowling League.
Nita is survived by two daughters, Lonnie R. Bartles and husband, John, of Maugansville, and Gayle M. Vance of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Matt Bartles and Courtney Blair; sisters, Doris J. Spalding and Shirley A. Gardner, both of Hagerstown; in-laws, Claudine Harbaugh, Gladys Sullivan, and Richard, Lee and Charles Vance; and special family members, Laura O. Jones, Tammy J. Spalding and Helen M. Rice.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lenford Beach; and sister-in-law, Barbara Beach.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth Fizer will officiate. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.akcoffmanfh.com.
Juanita M. Vance, 75
DEC. 31, 1935-SEPT. 30, 2011
Juanita M. Vance (Submitted photo / October 2, 2011)