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Wilma Jane (Shreve) Friend

May 2, 1932 ~ May 8, 2019 (age 87)

Wilma Jane (Shreve) Friend, 87, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland.

Born May 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Vera June (Fulmer) Shreve. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Stanley B. “Bud” Friend; one brother, Ervin Shreve; an infant brother and sister.

Wilma was a homemaker and mother. She was known as Grandma, and her family was most important to her. Wilma loved going to yard sales, reading, taking care of family and teaching scripture. She was a prayer warrior and was a member of Sunny Side Chapel and Shady Dell Chapel where she was treasurer for both.

She is survived by one son, Steven B. Friend and wife, Sandy, Oakland; one daughter, Daisy M. Murray and husband, Tom, Oakland; two brothers, Floyd Shreve, Oakland; Samuel Shreve, Madison, WI; two sisters, Helen Ackerman, Mt. Lake Park, MD; Barbara Sweitzer, Swanton, MD; five grandchildren, Lisa Murray, Tony Murray, T.J. Riley and wife, Melanie, Rachel Friend-Lantz and husband, Michael, Sr., Seth Friend, and wife, Danielle; eight great-grandchildren, Jazlyn Murray, Joseph Murray, Gareth Murray, Nicholas Riley, Madison Riley, Michael Lantz, Jr., Lucas Lantz, Brantley Lantz; special niece, Susie Shreve and her son, Brandon Waters, Morgantown, WV; a very special thanks to Jennifer Hearn and Nanette Snyder for their endless love and support while caring for Wilma. She will treasure your friendship always.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, 21550, on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the Shady Dell Chapel, Shady Dell Road, Oakland, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ivan Ackerman, Reverend Donald Uphold, and Reverend Paul Snyder officiating.  Interment will be in the Beckman Cemetery, Oakland.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Shady Dell Chapel, 405 Shreve Road, Oakland, MD, 21550, or Loch Lynn Church of God, P.O. Box 2027, Oakland, MD, 21550.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., is in charge of her arrangements.

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