Bertha Schaefer

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Bertha Brilhart Schaefer, age 95, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sun Valley at the Meadows Assisted Living in Westminster, MD. Born January 4, 1920 in Hampstead, MD, she was the daughter of the late David J. Brilhart and Cora E. Ruby Brilhart. She was married 50 years to the late Harry F. Schaefer, who predeceased her in 1991. Bertha, also lovingly known as "Babe", was a licensed cosmetologist and owned and operated Bertha's Beauty Salon on Brodbeck Rd. for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Snydersburg, MD, where she taught Sunday school in the past, and was also a member of the Snydersburg Homemakers. She was a graduate of Hampstead High School Class of 1936. She and her husband owned and operated Brilhart Mill Farm. They developed Brilhart Terrace and Ber-Har Heights. She was the last of her immediate family, being survived by numerous nieces and nephews, also many close friends, her church family and her assisted living family. The family will receive friends on Friday Feb. 13, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. and on Saturday from 10:00 until the time of funeral service at 11:00am at the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL P.A. 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, MD 21102 with the Rev. Gary A. Hawkins of St. Mark's UCC officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's UCC Cemetery, Snydersburg, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Church of Christ, 1616 Cape Horn Rd., P.O. Box 514, Hampstead, MD 21074-1171 Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 11, 2015
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