L. Ruth Koontz, 56

November 19, 2009

OCT. 23, 1953-NOV. 16, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - L. Ruth Koontz, 56, of 14702 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, Md., died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 23, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Lina Ruth Horst of Hagerstown, and the late Abram Horst.

She was employed by Antietam Health Services at Robinwood Medical Center.

She was a member of Pinesburg Baptist Church.

She was a member of Gad Abouts Square Dancing Club.

She is survived by her husband, John Koontz; two sons, Timothy Ivan Koontz and Joshua David Koontz, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Rhoda Mathews of Martinsburg, W.Va., Rachel Mobley of Boonsboro, Md., and Rebecca Clever of Clear Spring, Md.; and two brothers, Thomas Horst and Marvin Horst, both of Maugansville, Md.


Funeral services will be at Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13523 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour before the service at the church.

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