Marion E. Harman Motter-Clayville, 65, of Westminster, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
Born May 21, 1948, in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late Virginia L. Stambaugh Smith and George B. Harman. She was the wife of Jeffrey Clayville, her husband of 29 years.
She was raised in Union Bridge and from the age of 6 she was raised by her mother and "Dad," Otis E. Smith.
In 1959, she was one of the first patients to have open heart surgery performed at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore to repair two major defects. The surgery was performed by the late Drs. R. Adams Cowley and Leonard Scherlis.
She was employed at the McDermott/Tek-Lite, Westminster Moose Lodge No. 1381, VFW
Post No. 467 and Springfield Hospital Center until the time of her illness in 2009.
She was of the Lutheran faith. She was an auxiliary member to VFW No. 8806 and VFW No. 467, and past auxiliary member of Moose Lodge No. 1381 and American Legion Post No. 31.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also liked cooking and baking for her family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo and Shanghai, being around and meeting new people and going to a casino whenever possible.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons Michael Motter, of Westminster, and Joseph Motter and companion Pam Barnes, of Holly Ridge, N.C.; grandchildren Brittney Motter, of McSherrystown, Pa., and Megan and Dylan Motter, of Holly Ridge; sisters Georgia Martin, of New Windsor, and JoAnn Thompson and husband Reis, of Union Bridge; nephew Ricky Staley and wife Cecelia, of Orlando, Fla.; nieces Donna Myers and husband Ben, of Union Bridge, and Melissa Brown and husband Jeff, of New Windsor; many great-nieces and great-nephews; cousin-in-law and caretaker Susan Brewer and her family; an aunt, Mary Keyser; and numerous cousins.
She was predeceased by an infant brother, Edward Harman; and a sister, Susan Staley.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard L. Michael, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Union Bridge, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Uniontown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com
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