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Arlene Veith - December 25, 2015

December 25, 2015

Arlene Elizabeth Veith, 88, surviving spouse of Rev. Arvel Veith, died December 25, 2015, at Arcadia Assisted Living in Chester, Md.

Rev. Edward E. Heydt – Dec. 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

Rev. Edward E. Heydt, 75, a retired Elder, died Dec. 4, 2015. The Rev. Norman Obenshain officiated at a funeral service Dec. 30 at Havre de Grace UMC. Edward Emanuel Heydt was born in 1940 in Reading, Penn., to the late Edward Samuel Heydt and...

Marlene King – November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

Marlene King, 55, the wife of the Rev. Eric King, pastor of St. Matthews-New Life UMC in Baltimore, died from breast cancer Nov. 30, 2015. Her memorial service was held Dec. 4 at Mt. Zion UMC in Highland with the Rev. Joan Carter Rimbach...

Mary Catherine Fry - Nov. 12, 2015

November 12, 2015

Mary Catherine Fry was born in Adamstown to the late Lawrence and Mary Fry Aug. 31, 1925. She graduated from Frederick High School in June 1942 and continued her education at Frederick Visitation Academy Business School. She completed additional...

Rev. Dr. Robert Zimmerli – November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Zimmerli, 90, a retired Baltimore-Washington Conference pastor who served as a district superintendent, died Nov. 5, 2015. A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 12, at First UMC in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where...

Frances B. Allis - November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

Frances B. Allis, 97, widow of the late Rev. Gloyd Allis, died Nov. 2, 2015, at her residence in Anderson, Illinois. A Memorial service was held Nov.10 at New Horizons UMC in Anderson with the Revs. Gina Kirkland and Doris Winford...