Martha J. Hose, 88

APRIL 10, 1924-OCT. 30, 2012

October 31, 2012
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Martha Jane Bartles Hose, 88, a recent resident of Twin Oaks Assisted Living in Williamsport, Md., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Born April 10, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., she grew up on a farm in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Anna E.O. Hamby Bartles.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis S. Hose; young son, John Edward Hose; daughters, Joan Marie Hose Torola and Frances Jane Hose Moats; granddaughter, Lori Ann Hose; sister, Mary G. Gehr; and brothers, Willie E. Bartles, Albert H. Bartles and Clyde R. Bartles Sr.

She is survived by sons, Larry Hose and wife, Barbara, William Hose and wife, Debra, Dennis Hose and Joanne Hose Nakopoulos, and Phillip Hose and his wife, Vickie, all of the Hagerstown area; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy C. Lowry, Ruth I. Keyser, Anna Mae Rubeck, Sarah K. Robinson and Susan R. Whittington; and one brother, John E. Bartles Sr., all also residing in the Hagerstown area.

She was a wonderful, kind and understanding mother, and lifelong homemaker.

She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown. Pastor Ronald K. Faith will officiate. Burial will follow at Broadfording Bible Brethren Church Cemetery.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and Saturday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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