Frances Heaney

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Mrs. Frances Marie Bohn (Dudderar) Heaney, 91, of Frederick, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her home. Born July 22, 1923 in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Theo Blanche DeBerry Bohn. Twice married, her first husband was E. Alton Dudderar who died in 1981; her second husband was Roy E. Heaney who died in 2007. Frances attended a first grade one-room school and graduated from Elmer Wolfe High School in 1941. At this time she was awarded a full four-year scholarship to Western Maryland College in Westminster. She was a day student at the beginning of World War II and as part of her war efforts she became employed at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft company in 1945. While there she was selected for employment by the Department of the Navy inspection office and remained in this capacity until returning to Frederick County in 1950. In 1948 she became the wife of E. Alton Dudderar and lived in Baltimore where she modeled in the department stores. After returning to Frederick County she transferred employment to Fort Detrick, working in the recruitment of civilian employees. She remained in this capacity until her retirement in 1979. This was a rewarding career for Frances. After the death of Alton she returned to the work force in the motel business and held this position for 14 years, retiring in 1995. She was also a volunteer at the Frederick Memorial Hospital and belonged to several organizations in the community. In 1995 she married Roy Heaney and they spent the next 10 years as residents of Lakeland, FL during the winter months. She became an oil painting student and spent much of her time painting as well as selling her works. When Roy died Frances sold her home in Florida and returned full time to Frederick. Frances' love was always her family. She enjoyed people, believing there was some good in everyone. She was a homemaker and traveled in all states. Surviving are a granddaughter, Karen Hooper and husband Jamey of Taneytown; grandson, Michael L. Bohn and wife Stephanie of Union Bridge; a beloved great granddaughter, Savannah M. Hooper; daughter-in-law, Connie M. Bohn of Taneytown; sister, Charlotte Purks and husband John of Baltimore; brother, Claude P. Bohn and wife Thelma of Taneytown; a second brother-in-law, Fred Heaney of New Jersey; 2 other sisters-in-law, Eleanore Wyatt and husband Bob of New Jersey and Elaine Startz and husband Carroll of Oklahoma City, OK; a devoted friend, Peggy Laster of Frederick; dear friends from her courtyard, Dorothy Meisner, Jean Jones and Shirley Garver and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her only child, Lewis E. Bohn in 2006. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Rd., Libertytown, with Rev. Richard L. Michael, officiating. Interment will be in Linganore Cemetery, Unionville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Frances loved flowers. Sympathy may also be expressed by donations to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or to Linganore United Methodist Church, 8919 Clemsonville Rd., Union Bridge, MD 21791.

Funeral Home
Hartzler Funeral Home
11802 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-9777
Published in Carroll County Times on July 28, 2014
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