Margaret "Betsy" Blanche Martin, 75

September 01, 2009

OCT. 14, 1933-AUG. 30, 2009

Margaret "Betsy" Blanche Martin, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away at her residence on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009.

Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Edward Gossert Jr. and Iva May Beam Gossert.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School, class of 1951, and the Albert Einstein School of Nursing, class of 1954, in Philadelphia, Pa.

She was employed as a registered nurse at Washington County Hospital until her retirement in 1998.

She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Conrad Martin, whom she married on Oct. 22, 1955; daughter, Diana Marie Ball of Frederick, Md.; son, Richard Keith Martin of Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Cynthia Sue Artz of Boonsboro, Md.; sister, Janet Larue Prieto of Chambersburg, Pa.; brother, Kenneth Elwood Gossert of Carlisle, Pa.; and five granddaughters.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lee Reed; a sister, Kathleen Mae Faust; and a brother, William Edward Gossert III.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Edward L. Poling will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown MD 21740 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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