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Obituaries 4/18

April 17, 2000

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Tuesday, April 18, 2000 Edition


Ivan U. Lantz

THURMONT, Md. - Ivan U. Lantz, 70, of 7179 Browns Lane, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born June 19, 1929, in Boyds, Md., he was the son of the late Leonard and Virgie Agnes Smith Lantz.

An animal lab technician, he had worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick and Meloy Laboratory in Shady Grove, Md.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Lewistown United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Poland Lantz; three daughters, Robin L. Keeny of Thurmont, Patricia G. Clem of Middletown, Md., and Teresa D. Blue of Williamsport; three sons, Ivan W. Lantz Sr. of Emmitsburg, Md., James R. Lantz of Thurmont, and David A. Lantz Sr. of Sabillasville; 13 grandchildren ; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Foster; two brothers, Leonard Lantz and Eston Lantz ; and several half-sisters and half-brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Susan Boehl will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

William L. Knott

BETHESDA, Md., - William L. Knott, M.D., 91, of Bethesda, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home.

Born Jan. 18, 1909, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles O. and Florence Ada Shiflet Knott.

He retired as chief medical director of insurance at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after 35 years of service.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.

He was a member of Chevy Chase (Md.) Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Morison Knott; three daughters, Florence Audrey Graf of Westminster, Md., Frances Kennedy Knott of Lexington, Mass., and Margie Knott of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1450 Research, Suite 310, Rockville, MD 20850.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Virginia O. Osborne

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Virginia O. Osborne, 64, of Falling Waters, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John William and Cora Shifflett Donivan.

She retired as a nursing assistant at Williamsport Nursing Home.

She was a member of Buck Hill Bible Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Osborne; three daughters, Sherry L. Dockeney of Falling Waters, Kelly J. Hoffmann of Martinsburg and Stormy R. Peterson of Paw Paw, W.Va.; four sisters, Anna Eavey, Doris Steele, Jean Seeders and Odessa Cloud, all of Martinsburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Karen Sue Osborne and Karol Ray Osborne; her twin sister, Ona Lee Donivan; and two brothers, Millard Donivan and David Donivan.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Buck Hill Bible Church. The Rev. John M. Emert will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Buck Hill Bible Church, P.O. Box 1, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Nora M. Hetzer

MAUGANSVILLE - Nora Margaret Pitsnogle Hetzer, 80, of Maugansville, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Fahrney Keedy Home, Boonsboro.

Born March 23, 1920, in Paramount, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Bertha S. Tressler Pitsnogle.

She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, United Worker's Sunday School Class and the church sewing circle.

She was a member of Broad Acres Home Makers Club, Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary, Fahrney Keedy Home Auxiliary, West Hagerstown Lioness Club and bowling leagues.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Shelton Hetzer; a daughter, Joyce Marie E. Hetzer of Hagerstown; a son, Donald E. Hetzer of Hagerstown; a sister, Mildred L. Nelson of Hagerstown; four brothers, Roy F. Pitsnogle and William H. Pitsnogle, both of Hagerstown, Alvey C. Pitsnogle of Maugansville and Donald E. Pitsnogle of Smithsburg; two grandsons, and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Reese; and a brother, George Pitsnogle.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Sarah M. Fritz

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