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Mary Ruth "Marie" McNair

Mary Ruth "Marie" McNair, 78, of Emmitsburg, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born December 5, 1936 in Thurmont, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Francis "Frank" Althoff and Helen Grace (Smith) Althoff. She was the loving wife of Dallas S. "Sonny" McNair for almost 60 years.

Marie was a 1954 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Emmitsburg, a lifelong member of Thurmont Grange #409, and a member of St. Anthony Sodality. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children, E. Dale McNair of Emmitsburg, daughter Sharon "Sherry" Ramage and husband, Jim, of Rocky Ridge, and daughter, Karen Dorsey and husband, Keith, of Thurmont; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Stonebraker and husband, Kenneth, Joey Wehage and wife, Amanda, Chad McNair, Kelse Dorsey, Kaitlin Dorsey, Keith Dorsey II, and Jeremy Ramage; three great grandchildren, Aiden Wooters, Jacob Wehage, and Evan Wehage, and a special granddog, Corky Dorsey. She is also survived by brother, Edward Althoff and wife, Virginia of Emmitsburg; sister, Ann Little and husband, Phil, of Thurmont, and sister, Catherine "Kitty" Cool and husband, Sam, of Emmitsburg She was predeceased by a special nephew, Joe Little.

Marie will also be remembered by special cousins, Dorothy Robinson, Barbara Tillman, James and John Althoff, all of Baltimore, and George Jordan of New Jersey; special aunts and uncles, Elizabeth Richardson, Ruth Hobbs, Edward Smith Jr., all of Emmitsburg, and Louis Smith of Rocky Ridge, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be remembered by special friends, Lillian Layman, Patricia Carson, and Nora Hilton.

A Mass of Christian Burial, with Reverend Brian Nolan as celebrant, was held on Thursday, June 4, at St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, Emmitsbur. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Anthony Shrine Parish, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

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