Mary E. Beard

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Mary Elizabeth Beard, age 97, of Union Bridge, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at her daughter and son-in-law's home. Born August 5, 1918 in Woodsboro, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Jennie Lowe Pittinger. She was the wife of the late Richard Luther Beard, who predeceased her in 1983. Mrs. Beard was a former member of Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, Woodsboro. She was formerly employed by Shriners Manufacturing Company for 25 years, retiring in 1978. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and taking care of her family. Surviving are a son, Gary Lynn Beard of New Oxford, PA; daughter, Jo Ann Wilson and husband, James D. of Union Bridge; three grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Shallcross & husband, Scott, Amanda Michelle Wilson, Anthony David Wilson & wife, Jacki; and two great-granddaughters, Anna Marie and Lucille Avery Wilson. She was predeceased by her sister, Alice Stout; two brothers, Daniel and David Pittinger; grandson, Perry Scott Beard; and daughter-in-law, Diane Beard. The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro on Thursday, October 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dahl Drenning, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Park, officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery, Woodsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to Daybreak Adult Daycare, 819 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.



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Hartzler Funeral Home
404 South Main Street
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 845-4300
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 14, 2015
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