Mrs. Hazel Eva Topper, 70, of Beaumont, Calif., died
on May 1 in Banning, Calif. Born June 18, 1930, in Reisterstown, she was a
daughter of the late George and Eva C. Sprinkle Glacken.
Mrs. Topper was a graduate of Emmitsburg High School
and attended Hagerstown Secretarial School. She was a member of San Gorgonio Catholic Church.
She was a homemaker for 50 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Patricia Topper of Beaumont, Barbara Starling of
Roseboro, N.C., Marianne Federline of Hagerstown, and
Victoria Hansford of Hagerstown; three sons, Charles M.
Topper of Westminster, Brian Topper of Beaumont, and
Wayne Topper of Hagerstown; three sisters, Mary Keckner
of Corpus Christi, Texas, Margaret Turner of Rio Hondo,
Texas, and Grace Bentz of Thurmont; 12 grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Topper was preceded in death by one son,
Christopher E. Topper.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 11
at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg,
with the Rev. James 0. Kiernan as the celebrant. Interment was in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery,
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