|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1999|
CUMBERLAND,MARYLAND -- Mary Elizabeth (Stakem) Minke, 75, of Cumberland, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, after a long illness.
Born March 5, 1924, in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Mary Angela (Cosgrove) Stakem. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo B. Stakem, Joseph Stakem and Richard J. Stakem Jr.
Mrs. Minke was co-owner of Minke's Swimming Pool and a registrar for the Allegany County Election Board. She was a 1941 graduate of Catholic Girls Central High School and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Surviving are her husband, Donald L. Minke; one son, James D. Minke and wife Ese, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; three daughters, M. Janet Minke, Baltimore, Patrice M. Hall and husband Dan, Hershey, Pa., and Kathleen M. Minke and husband Bob Sekinger, Abingdon, Md.; two brothers, William J. Stakem and wife Nancy, Frostburg, and Father Gary Stakem, O.F.M., Cap., Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Rose Marie Webster and husband William, St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Noreen Minke, Santa Barbara, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer M. Minke, Adam, Aaron and Andrew Novak, James and Amanda Hall, and Melissa Minke.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be conducted Friday at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Father Gary Stakem, O.F.M., Cap., as celebrant.
Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Publication Date: Friday, June 04, 1999
The Cumberland Times-News
(SOURCE) Joseph E. Mckenzie
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
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