"Ellen Ware Noyes Bitzel, 79, of Gamber died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at her home. Born Jan. 21, 1925, in North Branch, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Margaret E. Ware Noyes. She was the wife of the late Arthur G. Bitzel. She was a graduate of Sykesville High School. She was a nursing assistant and had retired from Springfield Hospital Center. She had been very active in the local PTAs when her daughters were in school. Baptized at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in 1925, she was the church's longest standing member. She had been past president of the Women's Guild. She was the former treasurer of Friends of Holy Trinity Cemetery. She was a longtime volunteer and friend of the Gamber Fire Department. She enjoyed many years of horsemanship with the Percheron Horse Association of America, The Carrollton Hounds and the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association. Surviving are daughters and son-in-law Sue Ellen Bitzel Fritz and Ronald E. Fritz of Portsmouth, Va., Margaret Ann "Meg" Bitzel Smith of New Windsor and Elizabeth Ware Bitzel of Louisville; brother James B. Noyes of Marriottsville; grandchildren Randolph P. Fritz of Santa Barbara, Calif., G. Neil Parish of Union Bridge and Justin A. Bitzel of Louisville; and great-grandson A. Lyle Parish of Union Bridge. She was predeceased by her siblings, Henry Fite Noyes and Josephine Noyes Hush. Funeral services were held on Saturday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville with the Rev. Earl Mullins officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, c/o 7609 Main St., Sykesville, MD 21784 or to Friends of Holy Trinity Cemetery, c/o Ross Brooks, Treasurer, 7533 Ridge Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104. Arrangements were made by Haight Funeral Home and Chapel in Sykesville." Source: Obituaries from Gazette.net, January 2005: Frederick Co., MD.