Grace A. Otzelberger, 72

December 29, 2008

FEB. 5, 1936-DEC. 27, 2008

Grace A. Otzelberger, 72, of 104 Broadway, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Feb. 5, 1936, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold Stanley Near and Clara Elizabeth Painter Near.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hezekiah M. Moats, in 1973, and her second husband, Dixie Carl Otzelberger, in 1978.

She was employed as youth supervisor at the Y.M.C.A.

She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She is survived by one daughter, Constance L. Walker of Red Lion, Pa.; one half sister, Cecilia J. Ramsay of Union Bridge, Md.; two brothers, Jack A. Near and Frank D. Near, both of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Jean Bennett; three brothers, Harold S. Near Jr., William J. Near and James A. Near.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Reginald M. Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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