Ruth A. Knatz

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Ruth Arlene Knatz, 85, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at home.

Born April 27, 1929, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Mason Rote and Helen DeHoff Rote. She was the wife of the late Philip "Buster" Knatz Jr., her husband of 48 years.

She was a retired tailor from Jos. A. Banks Clothiers in Hampstead. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting. She made caps for babies at the Carroll Hospital Center.

She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and after her retirement she traveled to Florida every winter.

Surviving are sons Larry Knatz and wife Sharon, Craig Knatz and wife Betty, and Brian Knatz and wife Kathy, all of Hampstead; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Steven Glen Knatz; and a brother, John Rote.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Melissa Rudolph officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount United Methodist Church Cemetery in Greenmount.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or to St. John's United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead, MD 21074.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on June 25, 2014
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