Maryellen S. Niemeyer

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Maryellen S. Richter Niemeyer, Commander, USN, Nurse Corps Ret., 72, of Reisterstown, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at home.

Born Jan. 25, 1941, in Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late James Sebastian and Hortense Roberts Spinale. She was the wife of William H. Niemeyer II and the late Leo Richter.

She was a Vietnam veteran, as well as nurse to President Johnson and his family while in the White House. She spent a majority of her career at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a stepson, Ronald M. Richter, of Reisterstown; a stepdaughter, Camille R. Freedman, of Ormand Beach, Fla.; brothers James Spinale and Atty John Spinale; sisters Catherine "Dolly" Martens and Anne Snyder; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Baltimore, MD 21228.

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Eline Funeral Home
11824 Reisterstown Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 14, 2013
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