Betty J. Shank, 77

JULY 20, 1933-JULY 16, 2011

July 16, 2011
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Betty Jean (Faith) Shank, 77, of 616 Beaver Creek Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

Born Thursday, July 20, 1933, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Fred John Faith and Margaret Irene Murray Faith.

She was a member of Clear Spring High School, class of 1951.

She retired from Town and Country after 25 years of service. She also was employed by Rainbow Child Care for eight years.

She was a member of LifeHouse Church Bethel.

Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Leon Shank Sr.; sons, Ralph L. Shank Jr. and wife, Susan, of Daleville, Va., Rick L. Shank and wife, Tina, of Greencastle, Pa., Larry W. Shank and wife, Sharon, of Hancock, Md., and Michael C. Shank and wife, Danielle, of Hagerstown; sister, Joyce Crouse of Hagerstown; brothers, Gary Faith and Howard Faith, both of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Frederick Faith, Donald Faith and Jack Faith.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, with Pastor Curt Snyder officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.

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