Lois I. Bostian

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Lois Irene Hobbs Bostian, 92, of Taneytown, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Lorien of Taneytown, following an extended illness.

Born Jan. 3, 1921, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Author and Virginia Gartrell Hobbs. She was raised by her grandparents, Annie and George Gartrell of Mount Airy. She was the wife of Charles T. Bostian, who died in 2003, her husband of 63 years.

During World War II, she worked at Glen L. Martin in Middle River, working on cargo planes as a riveter. While her children were small she sewed in her home and later worked and retired as a seamstress of mens' suit linings at H.L. Hartz in Frederick.

She was a member of Middleburg United Methodist Church for more than 70 years.

She was a mother, housekeeper and a friend to many.

Surviving are children Judy Eyler and Debbie White, and Doug Bostian and wife Linda, all of, or near, Taneytown; grandchildren Kristy Erb and husband Bill, of Union Bridge, Jennie Allen, of Hagerstown, and Lottie Weiboldt and husband James, of New York; great-grandchildren Billy and Derek Erb, Braiden and Ashlynn Allen, and Wyatt and Charlie Weiboldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Libby Reilly; and many of her friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at at the funeral home, with the Rev. Virgil Cain, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg, and the Rev. Ann S. Schlossnagle, chaplain of Carroll Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in Haugh's Cemetery in Ladiesburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Middleburg United Methodist Church, c/o Wendy Senseney, 331 Johnsville Road, Keymar, MD 21757.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.



Funeral Home
Hartzler Funeral Home
6 East Broadway
Union Bridge, MD 21791
(410) 775-7200
Published in Carroll County Times on June 20, 2013
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