Madeline V. Beard, 97 1/2

JUNE 5, 1915-DEC. 24, 2012

December 24, 2012
  • Madeline Virginia Beard
Madeline Virginia Beard

Madeline Virginia Beard, 97 1/2, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born June 5, 1915, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth McDonald Whisner.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She worked until she was 90 years old.

After she retired from Ross Garment, she became a volunteer at Western Maryland Hospital, then began to work at Pet Summit Products.

She will be sadly missed by her loving family.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy C. Brezler of Hagerstown; a son, Steven Eugene Ganoe of Chambersburg, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three stepsons, and two stepdaughters.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Patricia Morgan and Peggy L. Mowen; two sons, John H. Ganoe and Gregory Nutter; a sister; and two brothers.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. James Nirappell will officiate. There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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