Mary J. Kaetzel, 87

August 04, 2011
  • Kaetzel

1924-AUG. 3, 2011

Mary Jane Kaetzel, 87, of Chewsville, Md., died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011.

Born in 1924 in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Kearns Sr. and Bertha M. Custer Kearns.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Jeff) Kaetzel, in 1996.

She graduated in 1943 from Martinsburg High School.

She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra K. Brandt and husband, George, of Hagerstown, and the Rev. Barbara Kaetzel-Row and husband, Neel, of Hughesville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Cory Brandt of Hagerstown, and Cally Brandt of Baltimore, Md.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Parkinson; and two brothers, Clarence E. (Ike) Kearns Jr. and James H. Kearns.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Chewsville, MD 21721.

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