Betty H. Jamison, 85

April 07, 2011
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AUG. 19, 1925-APRIL 6, 2011

Betty Hoffman Jamison, 85, formerly of Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Williamsport Retirement Center, Williamsport, Md.

Born Aug. 19, 1925, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late County Commissioner Joseph McKinley and Anna Catherine Poffenberger Hoffman.

She was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was employed as a secretary at Cushwa Brick Plant from 1943 to 1947, until her marriage to the late Myron L. Bloom Jr., who died in 1960. In 1961, she worked as a secretary to the headmaster of St. James School until her retirement in 1980.

She was preceded in death in July 1999 by her second husband, Harvey L. Jamison, whom she married in 1970.

She was a member of St. James Brethren Church, where she served as church secretary for a number of years, taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir for many years. She was secretary of the memorial funds and a deaconess of the church.

She was an avid bowler and had bowled with the Long Meadow Seniors and the Southside Seniors League, where she had served as treasurer for many years. She was an active member of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary for 16 years. She also loved to travel. After retiring, she traveled to all 50 of the United States, to the Holy Land, Ireland and 10 other foreign countries.

Survivors include daughter, Cindy B. Beaman and her husband, Bruce, of Vienna, Va.; sons, Myron L. Bloom III and his wife, Deloris, of Williamsport, and Steven H. Bloom and his wife, Pamela, of Williamsport; sister, Ruby Byers of Hagerstown; stepdaughter, Barbara Miller of Hagerstown; stepson, Marvin Jamison of Sharpsburg, Md.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one sister, Ethel Ardinger, and two infant brothers.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Sunday, April 10, 2011, from 6 to 8  p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at St. James Brethren Church on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Brian H. Moore officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. James Brethren Church Building Fund, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, MD 21781

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