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Shoemaker, Richard Clyde
Birth: Monday, January 01, 1940 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 02, 2014 at the age of 74
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Richard Clyde "Dick" Shoemaker, 74, of Leonardtown, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 2, 2014 at his residence. Born on January 1, 1940, in Lancaster, PA he was the loving son of the late Lillian Hazel Shank and Clyde Frank Shoemaker.

Dick was the loving husband of Grace Marie Shoemaker.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Ellen J. Abell Shoemaker.

Dick is survived by his children: Frank Richard Shoemaker, (Kim) of Magnolia, TX., Erin Kathleen Shoemaker and Cary Colleen Shoemaker both of Leonardtown, MD, Kimberly Jo Guy (Brian) of Clements, MD., 9 grandchildren: Cameron, Frank JR, James, Johnna Shoemaker, Nick, Preston and Grant Gass, Ashley Jo and Austin Guy.

Dick enlisted in the United State Navy on January 16, 1959, during his service to our county he served for 3 and ½ tours in Vietnam from March 1969 to June 1972. He also served aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz for one tour for Fleet Air Reserve Unit VQ1 for VAW116; and he earned an enormous amount of awards while in service for his heroism, and dedication to the United States Navy. To name a few: Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight or for a single act of heroism against an armed enemy, and Presidential Unit Citation for service in a unit cited in the name of President for outstanding performance in action, he retired in June 29, 1977.

Dick was a member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department from 1980 to 1990, and was awarded Fireman of the Year fin 1981, and remained in the top 10 of fire calls from 1980 to 1986. Dick worked as an Airplane Technician for DynCorp, retiring on March 30, 2005.

He was loved and respected by countless friends, and family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with prayers recited at 7:00 pm in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 am in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Father Ray Schmidt officiating.

Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: Clem Johnson, Nick Gass, Preston Gass, Brian Guy, Kenny Scully, and Kevin Abell.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and/or the Leonardtown Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Mountain, Nancy Jane
Birth: Saturday, July 03, 1954 in Quantico, Virginia
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 02, 2014 at the age of 59
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Nancy Jane Mountain, 59 of Waldorf, MD passed on June 2, 2014 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born in Quantico, VA on July 3, 1954. She was the daughter of Robert E. Blevins and Jean Carnwell Blevins.

Nancy was a business owner since 1990 mentoring and helping children. She enjoyed Bible Study, volunteering, organizing a support group and writing.

Nancy is survived by beloved husband of 22 years, Steven D. Mountain, parents, Robert E. Blevins and Jean Carnwell Blevins, mother-in-law, Sandra May Mountain, son, Robert Colin Bearden (Hannah Simpson), daughter, Katherine Alaine Simms, God-daughter, Evelyn Crusat, brothers, Robert Edward Blevins, Jr. (Dawn), William Blevins (Sue), sisters, Jean Ann Schappet, Catherine Wenger, grandchildren, Patrick Colin Beardon, Logan Tyler Beardon, Katelyn Marie Sloan, Megan Marie Bearden, Gabriel Denee Simms, Raeanna Renee Simms, Kara Lenee Simms, and many other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends for Nancy's Memorial Gathering on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 3 to 6 PM at Calvary Chapel at Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602. A Memorial Service will be at 5:00 PM with Pastor Paul Goodwin officiating.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.

Adams, Anita Victoria
Birth: Saturday, June 27, 1942 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 02, 2014 at the age of 71
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Anita Victoria Adams of La Plata, MD passed away peacefully on June 2, 2014 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD.

She was born into a U.S. Army family at Fort Bragg, NC on June 27, 1942. She traveled to Germany in 1946 to join her Father who was with the U.S Occupation Forces. Returning in 1948, she settled with her family in Fredericksburg, VA.

Anita graduated with honors from Stafford High School in Stafford, VA in 1960. She attended Mary Washington College and later Germanna Community College, where she earned an A.A. Degree. She worked in Washington, DC with several lobbying firms and later with the U.S. Civil Service at Camp Lejeune and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, before entering real estate sales in 1984. Returning to school after moving to Maryland, Anita graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland University College with a B.A. Degree in Business. Anita retired as an Adult Services Social Worker from Charles County Department of Social Services in 2000.

She was active in the Christ Episcopal Church and the Clark Senior Center in La Plata where she was a regular with the Senior Show Troupe, the Red Hat Society, and a frequent volunteer in senior center and church activities. A recovering alcoholic with 36 years sobriety, Anita worked professionally and on a volunteer basis in the field of addiction recovery.

Anita loved plants and flowers and was an avid Maryland Master Gardener. She enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren and in traveling with her husband within the U.S. and on cruises to Bermuda, Canada, and Alaska. Anita was a breast cancer survivor and an activist for breast cancer awareness and research. Since suffering a stroke in 2007, Anita was a resident of Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center until her death.

Anita's parents, Frederick A. Adams and Hazel V. Adams, predeceased her as did her brother James F. Adams and her daughter Stephanie M. Burgess.

She is survived by her husband, Richard S. Lennon of La Plata; her beloved son Michael F. Burgess of Irwin, PA; and grandsons, Joshua, Andrew, and Jonathan Burgess.

A Family Visitation and celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 4PM with a brief Memorial service at 5PM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646 or the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10200 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD 20646.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Cain, Edna Carrie
Birth: Thursday, September 26, 1918
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Monday, June 02, 2014 at the age of 95
Laid to Rest: Saturday, June 07, 2014 in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Edna Carrie Cain of White Plains, MD died on June 2, 2014 at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She was 95 years old.

Edna was an office manager for 40 plus years with the Peoples Life Insurance Co. She enjoyed spending most of her week-end time with family and friends and indulging in good food – she liked her sweets and Coca-Cola.

She is the daughter of the late Henry Francis Shamburg and the late Rosie Effa Coffman Shamburg. She is also predeceased by her husband, George Emory Cain; her siblings, Frances Shamburg, Herman Shamburg, Everett Shamburg, and Emily Hough; and her late grandchildren, Clayton, Ronnie Jr., and James III.

She is survived by her children, Ronnie Shamburg, Billy Shamburg, Jack Cashman, Marlyn Stier, and Linda Hardy; her brothers, Gene Shamburg and Henry Shamburg; and her grandchildren, Andy, Brian, Wendy, Bucky, Anna, Stacy, John Michael, Heather, Jeff, and Jenny. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Connor and numerous other great and great-great grandchildren.

Friends received on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 4-8PM with a Funeral Service at 7PM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment at 1PM on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, WV.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Hammett, Mary Edith
Birth: Saturday, July 08, 1911 in Ijamsville, Maryland
Death: Sunday, June 01, 2014 at the age of 102
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Mary Edith Brown Hammett passed away on June 1, 2014. She was born in Ijamsville, Maryland on July 8, 1911, to James Patrick Brown and Ethel Spill Brown.

After graduating as a registered nurse from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, PA in 1933 she worked as a operating room nurse at Casualty Hospital in Washington, DC, until 1941.

In 1938, she married David Hammett in Washington. In 1945, she and her husband returned to St. Mary's, his birthplace. They lived at Park Hall until his death in 2003. The next year she moved to Cedar Lane Senior Community in Leonardtown.

Mrs. Hammett is survived by her children, Suzanne Lawrence and her husband John, of Dameron, Elizabeth Woodard and her husband Sandy, of Drayden, David Hammett, Jr., and his wife Debra Titus, of Laurel, DE, and Thomas Hammett and his wife Marguerite Bonuccelli of Bowie; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Ruth Fritz, Julia McGraw, and Jeanne Mortimer, and her granddaughter Kathleen Lawrence.

Visitation will be at the Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 5 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at Holy Face Church in Great Mills, at 10 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to MedStar St. Mary's Hospice, PO Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or to Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home.

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