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3311 Littlestown Pike  star_red.gif (99 bytes)  Westminster, MD 21158  star_red.gif (99 bytes)  410-848-2288

Esther L. Shriver , 77, of Westminster

Esther L. Shriver, 77, of Westminster, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Rural Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of the late V.J. and Nancy Wilson Schrecengost. She was the wife of James M. Shriver Jr., her husband of almost 55 years, having married on March 2, 1951.

She received a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University, class of 1950. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She taught home economics at both Eichelberger Senior High and Westminster High schools. For 20 years she was the executive director at the Union Mills Homestead. She was a judge of foods and canned goods at the Maryland State Fair. She was a member of the Historical Society of Carroll County, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening, sewing and her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters and sons-in-law Louise S. and John Moran of Towson and Nancy S. and Rick Christman of Richmond, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law James M. and Laura E.H. Shriver of and David M. S. and Elizabeth Shriver, all of Union Mills; sister Frances Cutillo of Auburn, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sister Lenore Slack and brother Frank Schrecengost.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with Monsignor Arthur Valenzano officiating, assisted by the Rev. Brian Nolan. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at her residence at 3400 [3300] Littlestown Pike in Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158 or to the St. John's Building Fund, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

Source: The Carroll County Times, January 13, 2006:  

2006  J. Douglass Klein.  Last updated 01/13/06 01:27 PM.
Line drawing of the Homestead by Richard Weidman.