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Obituaries for 2/4

February 04, 2003

Naomi C. Tracy


Naomi Catherine Davis Tracy, 90, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Memorial donations also may be made to Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Burnis F. Betts


Burnis F. "Bobbi" Grim Betts, 91, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born May 7, 1911, in Capon Bridge, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Ida Braithwaite Funkhouser.

Her first husband, Earl D. Grim, died in 1967. Her second husband, Allen B. Betts, died in 1976.

She retired from Allegheny County Home, Cumberland, Md., after 25 years as an administrator.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Earlene D. Fahey of Hagerstown; two sisters, Nancy F. Fries of Indianapolis, and Helen Gess of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, James O. Funkhouser; and three sisters, Granis McKee, Gladys Jobe and Elsie Betts.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Frederick M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 N. Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Coffman Nursing Home Activity Department, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




Sarah E. Schlotterbeck


Sarah E. "Esther" Schlotterbeck, 92, of Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 2, 1910, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Sarah A. Twigg Hutson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert M. Schlotterbeck Sr.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, where she was in charge of the kitchen for more than 30 years and served on the altar guild for 15 years. She was president of Lutheran Church Women.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 89, Hagerstown, and served as past worthy matron and secretary. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Whirl-Away Square Dancers of Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Thomas of Hagerstown; one son, Herbert M. Schlotterbeck Jr. of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Steven W. Thomas and David M. Thomas, both of Hagerstown, Amy Lucas of Kokoma, Ind., Lara Schlotterbeck of Indianapolis, and Geoffrey Schlotterbeck of Los Angeles; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret R. Long; and three brothers, Charles R. Hutson, Paul G. Hutson and James Hutson.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert C. Lehman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, with a service by Order of the Eastern Star 89, Hagerstown, at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Julia B. Clark


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Julia Breen Clark, 73, of 103 N. Duke St., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Somerford Place, Hagerstown.

Born July 5, 1929, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Dale Everett and Anna Mae Holland Breen.

After it was confirmed she had Alzheimer's disease in 1995, she spoke publicly about her disease on regional and national radio, TV and at local forums in the Eastern Panhandle. She was employed by three major Life Care communities.

She was a member of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, was an elder and chairman of the Worship Committee.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Anderson D. Clark; one daughter, Mary H. Schrank of Phoenix; one brother, William F. Breen of Huntsville, Ala.; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ethel A. Clark; and one son, William D. Clark.

A Service of Celebration will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Randall Tremba will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., The Memory Clinic, Cognitive Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, 222 Meyer Building, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287-7222.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Joanne V. Dawes


MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. - Joanne Veronica Dawes, 54, of 1450 Henryton Road, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.

Born Sept. 4, 1948, in Brownsville, Pa., she was the daughter of Catherine Schaika Duda of Florida, and the late Joseph Duda.

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