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Virginia M. "Betty" Wampler

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Virginia M. "Betty" Wampler Notice

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Virginia M. (nee Miller) "Betty" Wampler, 88, of Parkton. Wife of 65 years to the late George Francis Wampler. Mother of Anna Virginia "Ginny" Wampler and Raymond M. Wampler and his wife, Kathie. She is also survived by her nephews, Larry and Dean Miller, and Wayne Kurtz. She was preceded in death by two siblings, James G. Miller, and Mary A. Kurtz Swam. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, PA and Wednesday from 10 to 11 am at Mason Dixon Baptist Church, 713 Campbell Rd., New Freedom, PA 17349. A funeral service will begin at 11 am at the church. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery, Freeland. Betty was a 1942 graduate of the former Sparks High School, in Parkton. She began working for the United States Postal Service as a sub-rural carrier for the Parkton Post Office, MD, in 1967 as a clerk-carrier in Cockeysville. She became Postmaster of Benson, in 1972 where she served for 10 years. She also served as Postmaster of Maryland Line where she retired in 1987. Betty was the 1982 Maryland State Postmaster of the Year for the National League of Postmasters. She was a former member of Gunpowder Baptist Church in Freeland, and a Founding Charter Member of Mason Dixon Baptist Church in New Freedom, PA. Betty held various offices, including, Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; served as President of the Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary; and was inducted into the Baltimore Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary Hall of Fame. Betty also served as an officer in the Maryland State Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Betty and her late husband George were members of the Oriole Ramblers Good Sam Club, Penn Coachman Camping Club, and the FMCA Trail Buddies Camping Club. They visited all 50 states and camped in all the lower 48. Betty was an athlete all her life. She was inducted into the Sparks/Hereford Sports Hall of Fame, and won many Horseshoe pitching contests over the 2 decades of retirement camping in various states. Betty served God all her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mason Dixon Baptist Church, at the address above.
Published in Baltimore Sun on May 5, 2014
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