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Dorothy Jo-Ann (Gloss) Birch, 67

September 04, 2009

JULY 13, 1942-SEPT. 2, 2009

KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - Dorothy Jo-Ann (Gloss) Birch, 67, of Chestnut Grove Road in Keedysville, Md., died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009.

Born July 13, 1942, in Trego, Md., she was the daughter of the late George F. and Edith "Dolly" V. (Holmes) Gloss.

Jo-Ann was a member of Mount Briar First Church of God in Mount Briar, Md. She also volunteered at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md., and was a member of the Olive Branch 34 Order of the Eastern Star.


She is survived by her cousin, Ilva L. Gross of Keedysville; several second cousins; and her best friend, Joyce Funk of Keedysville.

Services will be Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph C. Burdette Sr. will officiate. Interment will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Mount Briar First Church of God, c/o Ronda Hardy, 2807 Chestnut Grove Road, Keedysville, MD 21756.

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