Marie Lydia (Zeller) Witmyer, 99

October 13, 2009

NOV. 24, 1909-OCT. 10, 2009

Marie Lydia (Zeller) Witmyer, 99, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the Northwest Hospital Center, Randallstown, Md.

Born Nov. 24, 1909, in Portland, Ore., she was the daughter of the late Frederick William and Anne Marie (Ritzmann) Zeller. She was the wife of the late Howard Tilden Witmyer who died June 2, 1987.

Marie graduated from Forest Park High School, Baltimore, Md. She was a past active member of Telephone Pioneers. She was an active volunteer in the community, including being a reader at elementary schools. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, Md.


Marie is survived by one son, Timothy F. Witmyer and daughter-in-law, Jannette J. Witmyer, of Pikesville, Md.; and one daughter, Anne M. Witmyer of Hagerstown, Md.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Zeller; and one sister, Ruth E. Zeller.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the ARC of Washington County, 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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