Betty E. Metz, 88

February 19, 2009

AUG. 31, 1920-FEB. 17, 2009

Betty Ellen Metz, 88, of 63 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. and formerly of Cumberland, Md., died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 31, 1920, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Margaret Reckley Linn.

Before retirement, she was a waitress at various establishments in the Cumberland area.

She was a member of St. James Brethren Church.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbur L. Metz; two daughters, Ina Merritt and husband, Bill, of Cumberland and Sande Urban of Sebastian, Fla.; one son, John W. Balch of Frederick, Md.; one stepdaughter, Jonie Miller of Hagerstown; two sisters, Sally Lewis and husband, Raynor, of Carlisle, Pa., and Nancy Cage and husband, Norman, of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Tina Shumaker Hyett, Nathan McFarland, Marie Holmes, Margaret Balch and Leo Balch; and great-grandchildren, Chloe Shumaker, Cameron Shumaker and Caden Shumaker.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Wagner; and four brothers, Harvey C. Linn, Warren Linn, William Linn and James Linn.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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