Helen V. Koontz, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home while under hospice care.
Born April 2, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Robert B. Foltz Sr. and Estella M. Keefer Foltz.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles H. Koontz, whom she married April 12, 1947.
She was a 1943 graduate of Hagerstown High School.
She worked for C&P Telephone Co., Fairchild Aircraft (during World War II), Noland Co., Fort Ritchie and Carroll Rang/Abbey Jane Florist.
She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Rebecca Sunday school class.
She was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary and AARP.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gary L. Koontz and wife, Pamela, of Hagerstown; three grandchildren: Ched M. Koontz and wife, Jana, Kelly S. (Koontz) Domer and husband, Kirk, and Randy D. Koontz, all of Hagerstown, Md.; six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Ashlyn, Layne, Riley, Kasey and Kirstie; godchildren, Steven B. Waltrick of Pasadena, Md., and Cathy M. Zebron of Nashville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Nancy L. Green, Linda S. Foltz, Robert C. Foltz, Clarence (Tuck) Koontz Jr., Jody Koontz, Andrew Koontz and Patrick Koontz; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherrill H. Koontz, in 1996; brother, Robert B. Foltz Jr., in 1984; aunt, Ethel L. Foltz, in 1986; brother-in-law, Clarence Koontz, in 2010; and niece, Shirley Koontz Buzzard, in 2011.
Services will be held Monday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Robert E. McIntyre and Pastor Nancy L. Green officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to Sherrill H. Koontz Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Washington County, 33 W. Franklin St., Suite 203, Hagerstown, MD 21740.