Betty J. Woodcock, 80

OCT. 25, 1930-MARCH 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

Betty Jane Woodcock, 80, formerly of 839 Chestnut St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Julia Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clyde Nelson Shaffer and Emma Catherine Robinson Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harry “Woody” Woodcock, on Jan. 31, 1994.

She was formerly employed by Maryland Ribbon for 20 years.

She attended Sharpsburg Bible Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Reed, of Washington, D.C., Peggy Myers, of Sharpsburg, Md., and Betsy Garling, of Williamsport, Md.; one son, David Woodcock, of Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy “Patsy” Wishard, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one son, William H. Woodcock Jr.; and five sisters, Mable Mayes, Anna Mary Blickenstaff, Catherine Stoner, Maude Welty and Helen Ridenour.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ralph Jamison will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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