Shirley Ann Heath, 69

March 12, 2009

NOV. 23, 1939-FEB. 27, 2009

Shirley Ann Heath, 69, of Knoxville, Md., passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Brunswick, Md., and was the daughter of the late Samuel M. Marken and Catherine Fisher Marken.

She was a retired assistant manager with the B&O Railroad at Brunswick.

She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Brunswick.

She was a lifelong member and two-term Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 1136. She enjoyed time spent at the Eagles and traveling with them. She enjoyed playing cards with the Queen's Anne and will be greatly missed. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by one daughter, Terry Miller and companion, David Smith of Brunswick; one son, Samuel Heath and companion Pat Sandy of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Jessica Hines and husband, Tony of Knoxville, Md., and Lisa Heath of Brunswick; two dearly loved great-grandchildren, Anthony "TJ" Hines Jr. and Elizabeth Hines; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lon Beatty Heath; one sister, Marthaline "Bobby" Hughes; two brothers, Oatha "Oakie" Marken and James "Jimmie" Marken; and lifelong companion, Elwood "Dutch" Miller.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Order of the Eagles, Central Avenue, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ladies Auxiliary, FOE 1136, P.O. Box 26, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Arrangements by the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.

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