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Dora Anita Tanner

April 2, 1931 — January 14, 2023


Dora Anita Tanner


Dora Anita Tanner, 91, of Thurmont, Maryland, passed from this life on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy.
She was the wife of the late William Lloyd Tanner who died in 2001.

She was born on April 2, 1931, in Germany and came to the United States in 1952.

She worked for the Sleep Inn and Suites in Emmitsburg retiring in 2007 as housekeeping supervisor. She and her husband owned and operated Bill's Hide A Way in Thurmont from the mid 70's to mid 80's 

Dora enjoyed to crochet and trips to the beach, was an avid Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles fan; but most of all loved spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Surviving are two daughters: Lydia S. Shorb of Gettysburg and Eleanore Hurst of Frederick; four grandchildren: Eloise Smith, and husband Doug of Thurmont, Kenneth Simmers and wife Gabrielle of Thurmont, Deborah Bisenieks and husband Jim of Fairfield, PA and Joseph Bentz, III and life partner Melissa Olden of Hagerstown; Eight great-grandchildren: Allison McCutcheon, CJ Simmers, Sammie Simmers, Andi & Kaylee Bisenicks, Jack and Sam Smith, and Brayden Bentz.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bridging Life Hospice, 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 of

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