Martha Gerwig

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Mrs. Martha Elizabeth (Wickless) Gerwig, 71, of Keymar entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Hospice Unit of Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born August 5, 1944 in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late Augustine (Tippy) and Dorothy Mae Bart Wickless. She was the wife James E. Gerwig, with whom she would have celebrated 49 years of marriage on December 23. Martha was a 1962 graduate of Frederick High School. She furthered her education with a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University and graduate studies at McDaniel College. A dedicated teacher of science, Martha began her teaching career at Taneytown High School. She retired from the Northwest Middle School in the Carroll County Public School system after 32 years of service. A deeply religious and giving person, Martha was a member of the Johnsville United Methodist Church. She was president of the Administrative Council for many years. She was very active in the church, always there to help, organize, or run bazaars, dinners and other activities. She also taught Sunday School. Martha was a lady of many interest and talents. There was no task or challenge that she would not tackle. Often it seemed that the more challenging the task, the more likely it was that she would do it. Among those challenges were reupholstering furniture, caning chairs and laying a brick patio. Crafting smaller items was also a realm of expertise for her, creating everything from Santa crab shell ornaments to stuffed snowmen. Many of her crafts became donations. An accomplished seamstress, Martha made many of her own clothes. She also did mending and sewing for others. Many bazaars benefited from her sewn donations. Martha created numerous beautiful hand-stitched embroidery articles; many of which decorate her home. It was fortunate that Martha and Jim had a large yard. It was needed to support the numerous colorful flowerbeds filled with a wide variety of flowers. She loved flowers. Even though Martha taught a full day of science classes, she would come home to made a home-cooked meal in the evening. She was truly a master cook and baker; very few items from her kitchen were not homemade. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Gerwig-Dively and husband Greg of Clemmons, NC; one grandson, William James "Liam" Gerwig-Dively of Clemmons; two brothers, Anthony F. Wickless and wife, Susan of Middletown and Robert Wickless of Frederick; one sister, Mary Stover of Lancaster, PA; nephews Brian McQuillen and Anthony J. "Tony" Wickless; nieces, Angela Culp, Kathryn Rohr and Amy Wickless; great nieces and nephews, Karollyn Wickless-Adams, Katelyn Culp, Robert Hill, Nolan Wickless and Ian Rohr; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Bradley Jr. and Lurine Gerwig of New Midway and Rick and Cinda Gerwig of Frederick. She also has numerous nieces and nephews on the Gerwig side of her family. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19 at the Johnsville United Methodist Church, 11106 Green Valley Rd., Union Bridge. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 18. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnsville United Methodist Church, 11106 Green Valley Rd., Union Bridge, MD 21791 or to the Hospice Unit of Frederick Memorial Hospital, c/o Hospice of Frederick County. P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.



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Hartzler Funeral Home
404 South Main Street
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 845-4300
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 16, 2015