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 Mrs. Frances "Bonnie" Yvonne Lingg

Frances "Bonnie" Yvonne Lingg, 69, of Emmitsburg, went to her eternal rest with God on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at the St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Francis "Frank" Joseph Lingg.

Born Sept. 28, 1939, in Emmitsburg, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Agnes A. (Wivell) Topper.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, and a member of the Sodality. She attended grade school at St. Euphemia's and high school at St. Joseph's High, both in Emmitsburg, then went on to complete nurses training at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, where she graduated and obtained her R.N. license in nursing. Bonnie worked for three years at the Gettysburg Hospital, then went on to work as a nursing supervisor at the Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg for almost 30 years, retiring in 2001. She enjoyed attending Little League games for 32 years, while her husband volunteered as the coach for the "Dodgers" team. She loved spending time with and watching both her children and in later years her grandchildren participating in sporting events. Bonnie enjoyed planting and tending flower gardens, hanging plants and potted plants, reading, cross-word puzzles and word books. Over the years she was a caretaker to many family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children Steven J. Lingg and wife, Joanne, Angela J. Myers and husband, Tony, Susan A. Joy and husband, Wade, and Thomas F. Lingg and wife, Barbara, all of Emmitsburg; siblings Jim Topper and wife, Alma, of Kentucky, Jean Orndorff and husband, Larry, of Baltimore, Dianna Papini and husband, Ken, of Rockville, and Pam Cool and husband, Gary, of Arizona; brother-in-law Paul D. Lingg of Hanover, Pa.; grandchildren Aleia and Amanda Myers, Mark Lingg, Rachel and Sarah Lingg, Hailey and Mason Joy; and great-grandson Landon Paul Daniel. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by siblings, Loretta M. Sellman, Dorothy A. Standbach and Raymond L. Topper.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, with the Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M., as celebrant, the Rev. Stephen Trzecieski, C.M., as homilist, and the Rev. Paul M. Murphy, C.M., as leading the Rosary. Interment will follow in the New St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends from 9:15 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at the church, where Rosary prayers will begin around 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Daughter's of Charity Retirement Fund, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727, or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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