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Rebecca Lillard Umstead


April 2, 1922 - March 17, 2024

Rebecca Lillard Umstead, 101, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at her apartment in Frederick, MD.   Born April 2, 1922, in Sellman, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Lillard, Sr., and Stella Renn Lillard. She was the wife of the late Stanley L. Umstead.

She grew up in Barnesville, MD; graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD; and earned a Bachelors RN degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She was an Emergency Room Nurse at University Hospital, Baltimore MD, for 7 years.  She married Stanley in 1952 and resided in Beallsville, MD for over 50 years.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and a loving mother to her two children, Barbara and Lee.

She enjoyed making beautiful quilts for family and friends.  She instilled her love of reading in her daughter, and she enjoyed all types of sports especially the Baltimore Orioles and the University of Maryland Girls Basketball Team. She was a lifelong member of the Barnesville Baptist Church.  She will be remembered for her kindness and help to neighbors and friends and her joyful smile and laugh when something stuck her as funny.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Hamilton and son-in-law Joseph Hamilton, Coos Bay, OR, three grandchildren Amy Barr, OR; Katie Umstead, MD; and Austin Umstead, MD; two great-grandchildren Andrew Barr and Avery Barr, OR; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by husband, Stanley L. Umstead, son Stanley “Lee” Umstead, two brothers Ernest Lillard and J. Robert Lillard, Jr., and one sister Mary Ellen Lillard.

Donations in her name may be made to the Barnesville Baptist Church, Barnesville, MD, P. O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838, or St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

 2:00 PM

Barnesville Baptist Church

17917 Barnesville Rd

Barnesville, MD 20838


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Sure miss you as our neighbor in Poolesville.

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From: Maryland Nurse Honor Guard

 Rebecca Umstead, we recognize you and pay homage to your dedication to the profession of nursing. We extend our deepest sympathies to your family, friends and colleagues. Respectfully, The Maryland Nurse Honor Guard

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