Beatrice Badders (1920 - 2014)

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Beatrice Brown Heard Badders, 94, of Baltimore, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at home.

Born Jan. 4, 1920, in Elkton, she was the daughter of Mary Kerr Dunlap and O.O. Heard. She was the oldest of six children. She was the wife of Walter Coleman Badders Jr., who died in 2007.

Known as "Mrs. Bea," she attended Towson University, the University of Maryland and Columbus State University. She taught at Brown Memorial Weekday Nursery School for 39 years. She loved attending seminars involving early childhood education with her fellow teachers.

She was active in her church, her quilting group, the Baltimore Symphony and was an active volunteer with Columbus Hospice, in Columbus, Georgia. She was an avid reader, a prolific writer and was working on a book about the American Revolution for young children at the time of her death.

Surviving are children Virginia "Ginny" Dunlap Potter and husband Billy, of Upatoi, Georgia, and Raymond Walter Badders, of Manchester; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Constance Waxter and Annette Seidler; a stepsister, Ellen Faith; and stepbrothers John Heard and Brooks Heard.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Charles Badders; one sister; and two brothers.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. July 9, at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, following a graveside service for immediate family at Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.

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Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on June 22, 2014
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