Elsie M. Jerden
Elsie M. Jerden, 88 of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Port Deposit, MD died Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Newark, DE.
Born in Gap Mills WV on September 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George and Lora (Kirk) Dunsmore. Elsie was a homemaker and a dairy farmer.
Elsie collected salt and pepper shakers, enjoyed cooking, garden, growing flowers, country gospel music, and gospel hymns. She is also known as a hard worker and an avid Orioles fan!!
Survived by three daughters: Iretta Taylor of Carlsbad, NM, Joyce Spencer of Manassas, VA and Carol Grace Dunsmore of Brewton, AL, and one son: Harold Curtis Jerden, Jr. of Nottingham, PA. Sister: Shirley Holbrook of Elk Mills, MD. Elsie is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 31 greatgrandchildren, one of which is her “King of Hearts” her great-granddaughter Emerson May Jerden, 10 greatgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Jessie James Dunsmore.
Funeral service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD. There will be a viewing one hour before the service.
Interment will follow services in Rose Bank Cemetery, Rising Sun, MD.
For condolences visit www. crouchfuneralhome. com.