Jeannie Elizabeth Baran, 57, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at home.
Born April 5, 1956, in Hanover, Pa., she was the daughter of Carol Colgan Marzec, of Hanover, and the late George J. Marzec. She was the wife of Thomas Max Baran, her husband of nearly 19 years.
She was a graduate of Penn State University
, where she earned a degree in rehabilitation education. She also earned a degree in guidance counseling and a master's degree in special education from McDaniel College in Westminster. She was a special education teacher in the Southwestern School District of York County, Pa.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown. She enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, doll-making, various other needle crafts and creating stained glass artwork. She also enjoyed time with the family dog, Lady; and her show dog, Sophie Rose.
Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are brothers Donald C. Marzec and wife Sue, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dr. Robert P. Marzec, of Lafayette, Ind.; and a niece, five nephews, one great-niece and four great-nephews.
The family will receive friends in the church garden from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, with Monsignor Martin E. Feild and the Rev. Steven Fauser as co-celebrants. Inurnment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, MD 21787; Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or Food for the Poor Inc., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.
Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Taneytown.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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