Mary F. Myers

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Mary Formwalt Myers, 92, of Westminster, formerly of Mayberry, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Carroll Lutheran Village Healthcare Center, where she had resided since January 2010.

Born Aug. 7, 1919, in Tyrone, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sadie Flickinger Formwalt. She was the wife of the late J. Preston Myers Sr., who died April 11, 2001.

She was a 1936 graduate of Taneytown High School. She worked for Cambridge Rubber for 21 years. Later, she worked at Ames Department Store in Westminster where she retired as manager of the women's department.

She volunteered for the Red Cross and Springfield Hospital as a Grey Lady. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ until her move to Carroll Lutheran Village, and she served as elder and kindergarten Sunday school teacher for 21 years.

She and her husband enjoyed camping at various campgrounds in Maryland and nearby states, making friends with campers and rangers at the parks. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and following the Baltimore Orioles. She looked forward to attending the Westminster Senior and Community Center to play bingo. She was great at keeping in touch with her friends and family by phone, cards and letters. She always enjoyed hearing stories about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also spending time with them.

Surviving are sons and spouses John Jr. and Peggy Myers, of Westminster, and Jim and Amy Myers, of Mount Airy; grandchildren and spouses Joel and Kristel Myers, Stephanie and Shawn Hagan, Kevin and Stacey Myers, and Julie and Mark Lohman; six great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, William Formwalt; and half-brother Charles Formwalt.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Gerald Hanberry, of Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Baust U.C.C., 2950 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, MD 21158; or to the Friends of the Village, c/o Mary Ann Leckron, Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 18, 2012
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