Dorothy P. Zortman

HANOVER Dorothy P. "Dot" Zortman, 84, entered into God's eternal care Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of Burnell C. Zortman, who died October 1, 1972. Born December 20, 1929, in Taneytown, Md., she was the daughter of Emory S. and Ruby M. (Bull) Matthews. Dot was retired from Doubleday Book Co. in Hanover and was a member of St. David's United Church of Christ in Hanover. She enjoyed going to yard sales, loved Christmas, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are four children, Barry E. Zortman and wife, Diane, Rebecca A. Thayer and husband, Richard, and Barbara J. Hippensteel, all of Hanover, and Lisa M. Brumgard of McSherrystown; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Emory S. Matthews, Jr. and wife, Marion of Hanover, and Annabelle Groft of McSherrystown. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Mildred Kindig and Charles Matthews. The funeral service and burial will be private. Murphy Funeral Home, McSherrystown, has been entrusted with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 26, 2014