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Mrs. Agnes Topper

Agnes A. Wivell Topper was born on October 10, 1912 in Emmitsburg, Md. She went to her eternal rest with God on Saturday June 17, 2006 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg, Md. She was 93 years old.

She was a daughter of the late Joseph Francis (Frank) Wivell and Mary Lingg Wivell. Predeceased by her husband, James L. Topper on June 28, 1980, she was also predeceased by daughters, Loretta Marie Sellman and Dorothy A. Standbach; and son, Raymond L. Topper; two infant grandsons and one infant great-granddaughter.

She is survived by four daughters and one son, Frances (Bonnie) Lingg, Emmitsburg, Md., Jean Orendorff, Nottingham, Md., Diana Papini, Rockville, Md., Pam Cool, Tuscon, Ariz., and James Topper, Owensboro, Ky. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Mrs. Topper had a strong relationship with the Daughters of Charity. She was one of their affiliates to the community. She was a cook for the Daughters and taught at St. Euphemia's Grade School and St. Joseph's High School for 19 years. She also worked as an evening supervisor of the dining room at St. Joseph's College for four years, and did volunteer work at the Seton Thrift Shop for 9 years that is run by the Daughters.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Emmitsburg and was an active member of the Sodality until health problems made her give this up. She was an active member of the PTA of St. Joseph's High School while her eight children attended school.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Daughter's of Charity Retirement Fund, 333 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 376, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday June 23 from St. Anthony's Shrine Parish Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, Md. The Rev. Fr. Stephen Tryeciski, C.M. officiating. Interment will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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