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Shirley Ann Whitmore Vance

May 15, 1936 — January 12, 2024


Mrs. Shirley Ann Whitmore Vance, 86, of Hagerstown, died early Friday morning, January 12, 2024, at Sterling Care – South Mountain, Boonsboro.  She was the wife Joseph Phillip Vance, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1990.


Born on May 15, 1936, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus Andrew and Margaret Catherine Shank Whitmore.


Mrs. Vance worked with Hagerstown Kitchens for many years.  She had also worked cleaning a local motel.


She was a member of West End Baptist Church, Hagerstown.


Surviving are her children Joseph Vance, Jr., of Hagerstown, Allen Vance of Falling Waters, and Brenda Rowe, also of Hagerstown; by three grandchildren Joseph, and Brittany and Dennis Rowe; six great grandchildren; as well as her sister Gloria Teach of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Vance was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Vance; and several brothers and sisters.


The Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.


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