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Miriam Townsend(1927 - 2013)

Miriam Ann Townsend

SALISBURY—Miriam Ann Townsend, 85, of Salisbury died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Horace F. Shepherd and Ann M. Bobal Shepherd.

Mrs. Townsend attended Cortland State Teachers College in New York and was a schoolteacher in Levittown, N.Y., and a librarian at Great Neck, N.Y., library. She retired to Salisbury in 1999. She was a member of Wicomico Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Sheppard; two nephews, Jim Sheppard and Jerry Sheppard; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and two cousins, Jean Armstrong Thompson and Robert L. Shepherd. She was preceded in death by a niece, Louise Ward.

A funeral service will be held Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Donald Rising will officiate. Interment will be held Wednesday at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Reading, Pa.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wicomico Presbyterian Church, 129 Broad St., Salisbury, Md. 21801 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.

Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to send letters of condolence.

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Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 21, 2013
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