Mrs. Dora Cecelia Topper Wormley, 85, of West Main
Street, Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, Oct 11, at St.
Catherine’s Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.
She was the wife of Robert Charles Wormley Sr., who
died November 29, 1990. Born June 16, 1915, in Emmitsburg, she was a
daughter of the late Charles B. and Bergetta A. Little
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic
She was a member of Emmitsburg Senior Citizens and
had retired from the kitchen at St. Joseph's
Surviving are six children, Robert C. Wormley, Jr.
of Frederick, Mary Agnes Getz of Thurmont, Anna
Virginia Hyde of Michigan, Joan Adelaide Houck of New
Oxford, Pa., and James Leop Wormley and Joseph Clement
Wormley, both of Emmitsburg; 17 grandchildren; 38
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Benchoff
of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
She was preceded in death by 13 brothers and
sisters, Iva Orndorff, Quinzie, Charles, George, James,
Mary, Joseph, Russell, and Albert Topper; Caroline
Hock, Laura Fritz, Effie Hemler, and Nellie Wetzel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday,
October 14, at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church,
Emmitsburg with her pastor, the Rev. James O. Kiernan
as celebrant. Interment was in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery,
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