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Gaynel Elizabeth (Summers) Miller

June 25, 1938 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Gaynel Elizabeth Miller, 82, of Hagerstown, passed from this life on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Doey's House in Hagerstown.  Born on the family farm in Middletown on June 25, 1938, she was the daughter of Grayson Summers and Helen (Swomley) Summers.

As a child, Gaynel helped on the family farm, and continued to help for many years.  Mrs. Miller was a 1956 graduate of Middletown High School.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Southern States for 38 years.  Gaynel was a life member of the Myersville Church of the Brethren, where she served as the financial secretary for over 50 years and was a member of the church choir.  She loved to travel, and visited 47 States, and was a world traveler, including trips to Iceland, Ireland and Switzerland.  Gaynel also attended the Washington County Senior Center, where she enjoyed line dancing and guitar lessons, and she loved reading and southern gospel music concerts.

She is survived by her son, Kurt Miller and wife Sherry (Flook); a granddaughter, Amanda Ahalt and husband David; great-granddaughters, Caroline and Layla Ahalt as well as a sister, Val Jean Bussard and her husband Paul; a nephew, Walter Bussard and wife Kendra and a niece Diane Harne and husband Danny.  She is also survived by her great-nieces Lindsay, Megan, Allison and Paige  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kurt "Corky" Miller, Jr. and her former husband of over 30 years, Charles A. Miller.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.  A celebration of Gaynel's life will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Pastor Rachel Black and Pastor Lester Boleyn will officiate.  Interment will be at Myersville United Methodist Cemetery in Myersville, Maryland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Myersville Church of the Brethren, PO Box 403, Myersville, MD 21773.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
April 5, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A.
7606 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Visitation
Monday
April 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A.
7606 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home
7606 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

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