Rena Elizabeth Merrbaugh, 67

June 16, 2009

MARCH 19, 1942-JUNE 14, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Rena Elizabeth Merrbaugh, age 67, of Williamsport, Md., passed away June 14, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

She was born March 19, 1942, in Hagerstown to Emmert and Thelma (Socks) Banzhoff Sr.

She was the widow of the late Frank Merrbaugh.

Rena was a member of Calvary Temple in Williamsport, and prior to her retirement, worked as a nurse's assistant at Homewood Nursing Home.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorena Dawn (wife of Jason) Stocks of Hagerstown and her granddaughter, Rachel Elaine Gouff of Hagerstown. She also is survived by six sisters, Patsy Jean Ridenour of Williamsport, Thelma Keeney of Williamsport, Bell Eger of Hagerstown, Sandra Goltz of Halfway, Edna Beard of Hagerstown and Betty Mauck of Hagerstown; and five brothers, James Banzhoff of Chambersburg, Emmert E. Banzhoff Jr. of Chambersburg, Amos Banzhoff of Halfway, Johnny Banzhoff of Halfway and David Banzhoff of Hagerstown. She is also survived by her niece, Jodie Burchett, and her son, Alex Burchett of Williamsport, with whom she resided.


Rena was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis Ridenour and Howard Banzhoff.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family requests the omission of flowers and asks that memorial donations be sent to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., will be handling the arrangements.

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