Frances Elise Mays

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  • "So sweet and so nice. We will have you in our hearts..."
    - Annamary Wright Lewis
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Frances Elise Mays, 95, of Hampstead, MD went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2017. Born October 16, 1921 in Sparks, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Knapp) Wirtz. Frances worked for 29 years on the assembly line at Black & Decker. She was a faithful member of Harvest Time Temple in Hanover, PA. She was a self-taught and accomplished piano player. Frances was predeceased by her parents; first husband, Raymond S. Ryan; second husband, Jacob Mays; and daughter, Carol Warren. Surviving are her four daughters: Nancy L. Counts of Stewartstown, PA, , Patricia A. Cranston and husband Thomas of New Freedom, PA, Joan D. Leatherwood and husband William of New Freedom, PA, Janet Mays and husband Rickey of Hampstead, MD; son-in-law, Richard Warren of SC; 17 grandchildren, and many, many great-grandchildren. A celebration of Frances' life will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Harvest Time Temple, 700 Black Rock Rd, Hanover, PA. A private family interment will be held in Jessops Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Harvest Time Temple, P.O. Box 218, Black Rock Road Hanover, PA 17331. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
Eline Funeral Home
934 S Main St
Hampstead, MD 21074
Published in Carroll County Times on July 30, 2017
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