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Lorene Garriss (Garriss) Hafer

August 12, 1939 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 81)


Lorene Garriss Hafer, 81, of Frostburg passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. She is the wife of late Senator John J Hafer, Jr. to whom she was married to for 35 years.

She was born in Troy, NC to the proud parents of Dorothy and Austin Garriss.

In addition to her husband, John J Hafer Jr., she is preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Austin Garriss; beloved daughter, Wendy Nelms, and her step son, Doug Hafer.

Mrs. Hafer excelled at Business, Philanthropy, Artistry and Family. 

Surviving are her Son, John Nelms and his fiancé, Martha Causby; step children, John J Hafer III and wife Lisa,  Nancy DeVore and husband Rob; grandchildren, Jake Hafer, Slater Hafer and wife Whitney, Brian Hafer, Garrett DeVore, Shelby and her husband, Tyler Hutcheson; great grandchildren, Meadow DeVore, Phoebe, Olive and Henry Hutcheson.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.


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February 20, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Durst Funeral Home
57 Frost Avenue
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Durst Funeral Home
57 Frost Avenue
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Please note
For those attending masks and social distancing are required. For anyone not attending a live stream will be available starting at 1:45 on Durst Funeral Home Facebook.


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