Anna Melown Beard



Anna Mae Melown Beard, 83, of Westminster, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at home. Born Jan. 3, 1931 in Petersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dennis John Alt and Pauline Crites Alt. Twice married, her first husband Robert W. Melown died in 1992 and second husband Harry B. Beard, Jr., died in 2014. Before retiring in 1996 she worked for Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan and Household Bank. She graduated from Westminster High School in 1949, Strayer Business School, and helped organize her high school reunions. She was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church. She was part of the Compassionate Knitters and volunteered in the church office and other committees. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, reading, dancing and her family. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 50 years. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law Sandra K. and Alvin Keefer of Westminster, Luanne M. and Edward Kovalcik of Gaithersburg, one brother K. Allen Alt of California, 4 grandchildren John "Rob" Keefer and wife Heather of Westminster, Joshua R. Keefer and companion Brittany Lang of Westminster, Anna T. and Christopher E. Kovalcik of Gaithersburg, 2 great-grandsons Jakob R. and William J. Keefer of Westminster. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers David J. and Lawrence Alt. Graveside services at Westminster Cemetery will be private. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with her pastor, Rev. Shari McCourt officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157.



Funeral Home

Fletcher Funeral Home
254 E Main Street Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575

Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 4, 2014