Agatha N. Howell, 72

SEPT. 23, 1939-SEPT. 12, 2012

September 13, 2012

Agatha Nancy Howell, 72, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Sept. 23, 1939, in Hagerstown, to the late Gerald and Dolly Robison Cross.

She was a 1957 graduate of Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She loved yard sales, bus trips, casinos and working in her yard.

Survivors include: Husband, David L. Howell, married for 55 years, of Hagerstown; daughter, Betty Jo Small and her husband, Robert, of Hagerstown; daughter, Tammy Hedrick and her husband, Jeff, of Oswegatchie, N.Y.; daughter, Julie Zeigler and her husband, Brendan, of Lititz, Pa.; sister, Jane Gates and her husband, Robert, of Virginia; sister, Patsy Rohrer of Maugansville, Md.; sister-in-law, Shirley Cross of Hancock, Md.; grandson, Robert Small and his wife, Marianne, and their children, Cole and Iris; granddaughter, Emily Small and her son, Cody, and her boyfriend, Josh Lohman and his daughter, Nicole, of Waynesboro, Pa.; granddaughter, Beth Hedrick of Oswegatchie, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Kelly Tresidder and her husband, Jimmy, of Edwards, N.Y.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald Cross, Paul Cross and Robert Cross.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 2 p.m. Monday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Justin Repp officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740

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