Betty L. Hoch, 81

MAY 23, 1930-MARCH 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Betty Lou (Starliper) Hoch, 81, of Boonsboro, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Born May 23, 1930, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George E. and Sarah M. (Atherton) Starliper. Her husband, Thomas D. Hoch, preceded her in death on May 20, 2008.

She attended schools in Mercersburg.

Betty was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro. She also was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary in Boonsboro.

Betty was a homemaker all of her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo and reading.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan and her husband, Gary Petefish, of Boonsboro; two grandchildren, Nicole Petefish of Hagerstown and Bradley Petefish of Boonsboro; one sister, Esther Oyler of Florida; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Vermillion.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Buterbaugh and Violet Beaver; and one brother, George F. Starliper.

A funeral ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Ray Roberson will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Friends may visit beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Betty’s memory may be made to Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service Inc., P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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