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Barbara F. Witman, 87, homemaker


Barbara F. Witman, a homemaker who lived in Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood for more than half a century, died of kidney failure Saturday at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 87.

Born Barbara Frantz in South Williamson, Ky., she grew up in Pimlico and graduated in 1935 from Forest Park High School.

She was married in 1942 to Joseph B. Witman, and the couple settled in Howard Park. Her husband, who had been a furniture and insurance salesman, died shortly after their 1997 move to Carroll Lutheran Village.

Mrs. Witman enjoyed bowling and card games and was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Randallstown.

Because of the snowstorm, services have been rescheduled, with visiting hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and the funeral at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road in Westminster.

Mrs. Witman is survived by a sister, Louise Booth of Crescent City, Calif., and nieces and nephews including Carol Frantz Favazza of Ocean City and Anton "Bud" Endler of Hanover, Pa.

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