Betty L. Martz, 85

FEB. 29, 1928-JUNE 1, 2013

June 03, 2013
  • Betty L. Martz
Betty L. Martz

Betty Lee Martz, 85, of Hagerstown passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at her home.

Born Feb. 29, 1928, in Boonsboro she was the daughter of the late Otis Russell and Esther Irene (Rowland) Long.

In addition to being a mother and homemaker, she previously worked for Fairchild and as a supervisor for the Ramada Inn.

She was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church.

She was a lifetime member and past president of AMVETS Post No. 10 Auxiliary, where she also held numerous other offices, including financial officer. She was a 50-year volunteer for the veterans hospital and received the national hospital volunteer of the year award. She also was an officer and member of the Sackettes Unit 30 Heart of Maryland for 20 years; a member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary; a member of the International Order of Cooties; a 25-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 694, Hagerstown; and a 29-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 211, Funkstown.

She is survived by three sons, John L. Martz Jr. of Hagerstown, Gerald E. Martz Sr. and wife, Barbara, of Boonsboro and Richard E. Martz Sr. of Hagerstown; one daughter, Avis “Susie” Stouffer and husband, Norman, of Midlothian, Texas; daughter-in-law, Linda L. Martz of Greencastle, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, John Lloyd Martz Sr.; a son, Gary Lee Martz Sr.; two brothers, Otis and Richard Long; and five sisters, Ardella Smith, Goldie Gloss, Ruth Smith, Gladys Hutzell and Edith Schaffer.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Robert C. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to Valley Assembly of God Church, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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