Mary Elizabeth Garman Bean, 85, of Reisterstown, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Northwest Hospital Center.
Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Reisterstown, she was the daughter of the late George S. Garman and Carrie M. Byerly Garman. She was the wife of Raymond Thomas Bean, who died in 1989.
She was a graduate of Franklin High School and Towson State Teachers College. She retired after teaching at both Owings Mills and Reisterstown elementary schools.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Democratic Club, Kickers Club and the Owings Mills Walkers. She participated in water aerobics at Brick Bodies, enjoyed the beach at Ocean City, traveling and cruising.
Surviving are children and spouses R. Thomas Bean Jr. and wife Lyndia, of Reisterstown, and Karen and Lee Erdman, of York, Pa.; grandchildren Elizabeth White, Sarah Hamill and Jordan Bean; a great-granddaughter, Alice White; and a brother, James D. Garman.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tim Feaser officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Arcadia.
In lieu of flowers, the family is in the process of setting up the Garman Scholarship Fund. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com
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