Virginia Custer

Virginia Frances Custer, 90, of Wheaton, Md., died Saturday in Silver Springs, Md. Born Aug. 20, 1907 in Houtzdale, Pa., she was the daughter of Lewis and Birdie (Warfield) Escott. She lived in Garrettsville and Windham before moving to Maryland. Mrs. Custer was a cafeteria worker for the E. Brook Lee Junior High School in Rockville, Md. from 1966 to 1977. She was a member of the Newton Falls Mothers Club, the PTA and the American Association of Retired People. She enjoyed crocheting, oil painting, writing and reading poems, doing crossword puzzles and caring for house plants. Survivors include sons, Thomas R. of Tuscon, Ariz., Gerald B. of Poolesville, Md., and Gerald B. of Middletown, Md.; daughters, Virginia L. Almashy of Randleman, N.C., Jeannette M. Knoch of Wheaton, Md., Almeta L. Pingley of Garrettsville, Rella Mae Martin of Hagerstown, Md., Barbara Ady of Warren, and Carol H. Yarger and Pamela J. Custer, both of Silver Springs; 45 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Claire Daniel Custer, whom she married Aug. 8, 1925, died May 2 1959. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Collins Funeral Home in Silver Springs. Local calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.

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