Ila Jean Stutsman

Snow Hill – Ila Jean Stutsman passed away on June 26, 2020 at Stansell House in Ocean Pines, MD. She was 85 years old and the oldest child of four daughters and one son born to Oscar and Catherine (Tipton) Mankamyer.

Jean, as she was known, was born in Garrett, PA on October 29, 1934. Two years later her family moved to Easton, MD where she graduated from Easton High School in 1952. She met her husband, Samuel J. M. Stutsman, of 58 years at the Easton Church of the Brethren where they married on June 13, 1954.

Jean and Sam farmed for twenty years and then moved to Snow Hill MD. She worked for the State of Maryland at Holly Center for twenty years before retiring. She was a member of the Easton Church of the Brethren and in later years attended Mt. Olive Methodist Church in Snow Hill. They were also members of The Delmarva Campers Club for many years.

Jean’s passion was genealogy and discovered many family historical facts for her and her husband’s families by traveling and researching records. Creating large books filled with pictures, dates and events.

Her life was centered around family. Three children, four grandchildren and 10 great­grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Jean was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Barbara Medford, Deanna Good and Linda Lewis.

She is survived by her three children, Carolyn Porter (William) of Washington State, L. Dean Stutsman (Cheryl) of Pocomoke, MD and Darlene Wodkins of Snow Hill, MD, and her brother, Dale Mankamyer (Carol) of North Carolina.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Bill Porter IV (Sarah), Seth Porter (And rea), Jennifer Porter (Jimmie Borgen) and Cory Wodkins (Amber). Ten great-grandchildren, Lilly and Emma Porter, Adalynn and Nash Porter, Alec and Evanelle Collins, and Ella Damm, Madison, Abigale and Lacie Wodkins.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 11:00 A.M – to 12 noon at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. 11673 Somerset Ave in Princess Anne, MD. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 P.M. in Quinton Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Northam will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Olive Methodist Church, C/O Marian Lowe, 5708 Whiton Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863


2 comments to Ila Jean Stutsman

  • Tom and Sharon Stutsman

    Dear all,
    Sorry we could not come to the funeral. We wanted to come, but due to the uncertainty of the virus restrictions, decided it was best to remain at home. Please know that we have been praying for your comfort and provision during this difficult time. As a memorial, we are sending a contribution to the church, but we would have preferred to have been there to share stories, hugs, and our condolences. Remember in your times of grief, that Jesus is there to see you through the dark times. Just lean on him and He will be your comforter.
    Love you all,
    Aunt Sharon and Uncle Tom

  • Vicki Trader

    Carolyn & Family,
    I am sorry to read of your loss. Know that others are thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Your high school friend, Always Vicki Glading Trader

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