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Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91

November 18, 2011

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91, Frostburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square & Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

Feb. 12, 1944, she married Walter G. Daughenbaugh. who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 2007.

Mrs. Daughenbaugh spent the early married years of her life in Monument, before moving to Punxsutawney in 1944.

She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Frostburg, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and director of the children’s choir. She was also a member of the Frostburg Women’s Society and the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Adrian Hospital and DuBois Hospital. She also maintained the family farm with her husband. She was also a lab and X-ray technician. 

She performed with the Sweet Adelines, loved singing and playing musical instruments, drawing, reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Libby Hoover and husband Robert and Jane Murphy and husband Paul, all of Punxsutawney; two sons, John Daughenbaugh and wife Marsha of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and David Daughenbaugh of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Ruth Bixler of Green Valley, Ariz., and Meredith Means of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Hopewell United Methodist Church with Bill Young Jr. officiating.
Condolences may be sent to www.faitfuneralhome.com or to the family at 7622 Sprankle Mills Rd., Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767.

The family requests the memorials to Mrs. Daughenbaugh be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church or to the Frostburg Community Center.

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