Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

January 26, 2014

MARY JANE (WALTON) STEMPLE [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — Mary Jane (Walton) Stemple, 82, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at her home after a lengthy illness.

Born April 10, 1931 in Cumberland, Mrs. Stemple was the daughter of the late William H. Walton and Ruth M. (Pitzer) Walton.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Arthur Stemple Sr., June 17, 2011; and two brothers, William H. Walton, Jr. and James P. Walton.

A graduate of Allegany High School class of 1949, Mary Jane was previously employed with CCSAC Credit Union and the City of Cumberland, Comptroller’s Office prior to her starting a family.  She was a lifetime member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church.  Mary Jane was a very dedicated loving, loyal, and respectful mother always wanting the very best for her children.

Mary Jane is survived by her son, James A. Stemple Jr. and wife, Evelyn, Frostburg; and her daughter, Natalie J. Thomas and husband Damon, Cumberland.  She also leaves behind her sisters, Ruth Hardman and husband Robert, Belair, and Margaret Ann McNeil and husband James, Ridgeley, W.Va.; and a sister-in-law, Martha Walton, Cresaptown.  Also surviving Mary Jane are her grandchildren, Melissa Zinn and husband John, Cumberland, Rebecca Stemple, Christopher Stemple, both of Frostburg, Jenelle Riggleman and husband Blake, Midlothian, Va., and Jessica Straw and fiancé Edward Davis, Cumberland; her step-grandson, Seth Thomas, Cumberland; and a great-grandson, Shiloh James Riggleman, Midlothian, Va.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, (www. AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Centre Street United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at noon with Reverend Ann Atkins officiating.  The family will also receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Bollino, his staff, and the staff at Personal Home Services for their loving care and concern during the past several years.

 

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