Mary Darsell Miles, 96

April 30, 2010
  • Mary Darsell Miles

NOV. 12, 1913-APRIL 28, 2010

WILLIAMSPORT - Mary Darsell Miles, 96, a longtime resident of Williamsport, Md., since 1942, who most recently resided with her son, Vernon, in Falling Waters, W.Va., went home to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late William R. and Mary F. Teal Beam.

She was preceded in death by her husband, founder of Calvary Temple, Williamsport, the Rev. Vernon Wesley Miles Sr. on May 26, 2001.

She was a graduate of Strayer Business College, Baltimore, Md.

She was previously employed as a bookkeeper with Daubs Market, Baltimore.

She was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport, where she was president of the Women's Missionary Society and served as secretary and treasurer for many years.


She was active with the Williamsport Food Bank and always gave comfort and food to anyone who came to her door for help.

Survivors include: daughter, Mary Anna Kline of Williamsport; son, Vernon W. Miles Jr. of Falling Waters; grandson, Ronnie Linton of Williamsport; grandson, Chris Linton of Martinsburg, W.Va.; great-grandson, Colton Linton of Williamsport; and great-grandson, Collin Linton of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles W. Miles; one sister, Hilda Parker; and one brother, Dick Beam.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Sunday, May 2, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert V. Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795 or to Williamsport Food Bank, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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