Murle E. Beeker

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Murle E. Beeker, 88, of Parkton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

He was born May 12, 1924, in Parkton. He was the fiance and longtime companion of Mary F. Lang.

He was a graduate of Sparks High School. He served in the Army during World War II, in the South Pacific. He was a fireman with the Pennsylvania Railroad and had been an auto mechanic with the former City Chevrolet in Baltimore from 1953 until 1980. He was then employed by AT&T in Baltimore, and after 10 years of service retired in 1990. Following his retirement, he worked for Baltimore County Schools in the "Hereford Zone," where he drove a school bus for 14 years. He retired in 2007, at the age of 83.

He was a member of Parkton American Legion Post No. 256, the former Hereford VFW Post No. 10739 and the Carroll County Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing bingo. He enjoyed duckpin bowling in the senior league and traveling throughout the United States with his fiance.

Surviving, in addition to his fiance, are children Barbara Polski, Sharon Wheeler, Thomas Beeker and Laura Clegg; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Poehlitz.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Monday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, Pa., with the Rev. Melissa A. McDade officiating. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery in Freeland.

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

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Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 18, 2012
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