Shirley J. Bussard, 53

August 15, 2011

SEPT. 15, 1957-AUG. 14, 2011

Shirley Joann Bussard, 53, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home.

Born Sunday, Sept. 15, 1957, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Melvin Koontz Sr. and the late Joann B. Summers Koontz Hudson.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, James William Bussard Sr.; one daughter, Jenna Joann Bussard of Williamsport; son, James William Bussard Jr. and wife, Becky, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepmother, Mary Lou Koontz of Hagerstown; stepfather, Frank Hudson of Ray, Ohio; brother, Clarence Melvin "Tuck" Koontz Jr. and friend, Dana, of Hagerstown; and granddaughters, Rian Coffinberger and Taylor Bussard.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, with Pastor Rich Carr officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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