Betty Jane Grossnickle, 83, of Taneytown, died on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Lorien Taneytown. Born March 8, 1938 in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Black, Sr. and the late Alice Virginia (Hossler) Black.
Betty worked for many years at the Hartz Clothing Company in Frederick, eventually retiring from there. She enjoyed shopping, cookouts, flower gardening with her sister Nancy, tending the flags and spinners in the flower beds, and spending time with family. She was an avid Orioles fan who rarely missed watching or listening to a game.
Surviving are special niece, Lisa Hemler and husband Joe of Taneytown; brother, Elmer Black and wife Mary of Taneytown; and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her young son, Michael Robert Grossnickle; and siblings, Nancy Lescalleet, Anna Mae Burdette, Helen Utz, Dorothy Boone, John Black, Sr., Benjamin Black, Jr., and Harry Black.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD with Pastor Dave Meador officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Rocky Hill Cemetery in Woodsboro. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to Carroll County Food Sunday, P.O. Box 2160, 10 Distillery Dr., Westminster, MD 21157.