Mary E. DeBerry

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Mary Edith Gruber Long DeBerry, 88, of Frederick, formerly of Taneytown, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Tranquility of Fredericktowne.

She was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Leah N. Gruber. She was the wife of the late Irven Thomas Long, who died in 1973; and the wife of Claude DeBerry, whom she married in 1978 and who died in 1990.

She graduated from Walkersville High School in 1943. She and her family were dairy farmers. She was a longtime member of Chapel Lutheran Church near Libertytown.

Surviving are brothers Harry C. Gruber and wife Doris, and Carroll Gruber and wife Betty; several nieces and nephews, including her godchildren, Sharon Summers, Debbie Barney and Carol Lee Beard; and John Nash, whom she considered a son. 

She was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Wilt.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service, 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N,  Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services in Frederick.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 8, 2013
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