Isabelle E Motz obituary 1926~2021


Mrs. Isabelle E (Musser) Motz, 94, of Back Road, Doylesburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 9, 1926 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Ellen L. (Wagaman) Musser.

She and her first husband, the late Mr. Roland Penn Kelly, were married June 9, 1944. Mr. Kelly passed away October 12, 1951. She married Francis Kilkenny Motz October 2, 1960. Mr. Motz passed away October 14, 1997.

Mrs. Motz was employed as a machine operator by various local factories including Mont Alto Shoe Factory, Waynesboro Knitting Mill and E.J. Fennel’s in Hagerstown, MD. She retired in 1988 after 40 years of service.

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She is survived by eight children, Patricia Seha of Doylesburg, John A. Kelly of McConnellsburg, PA, Janet M. Smith of Doylesburg, Joan Short of Chambersburg, Roderick P. Kelly of Funkstown, MD, Yvonne D. Emick of Annapolis, MD, Elaine E. Davis of Hagerstown, MD and Nathaniel K. Motz of Waynesboro; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by twin infant sons, Charles and Daniel Motz; three daughters, Regina Rosian, Teresa K. Reese and F. Michelle Luhn; five sisters; and one brother.

The family of Isabelle E Motz will receive friends from 3-4 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro.

Services and burial for Isabelle E Motz will be private at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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