Kathryn Jane Yingling, 87

August 13, 2009

OCT. 6, 1921-AUG. 12, 2009

Kathryn Jane Yingling, 87, of 18915 Dover Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Wilmer E. D. and Mabel Mae Kretzer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Bert" Yingling, on Dec. 22, 1996.

She graduated from the Hospital for the Women of Maryland nursing program.

She and her husband owned and operated Yingling's Golf Center, until 1990.

She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She was a lifetime member of Soroptimist International and the Chewsville Lioness.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Hutzell of Smithsburg, Md., and Diana Rau of Fraser, Colorado; one son, Jeffrey Yingling of Hagerstown; and grandchildren, Amy Yingling, Stacey Bishop, Dennis Hutzell and Scott Hutzell.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, B. Lorraine Moser and Mary Ellen Rohrer; two brothers, William E. Kretzer and twin, Wilmer E. D. Kretzer; and one grandson, Timothy C. Rau.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or A-T Children's Project at

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