Ann F. S. BeverungenHomemakerAnn F. Svoboda Beverungen, a...

March 25, 1995

Ann F. S. Beverungen

Homemaker

Ann F. Svoboda Beverungen, a homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Williamsport Nursing Home. She was 83.

The former Hamilton resident was known for her needlework and enjoyed knitting afghans and making her own clothes.

Born and reared in Southwest Baltimore, she was a graduate of city schools. She was a bookkeeper in the early 1930s for Steiner-Liberty Corp.

"She was proud of her German heritage and enjoyed preparing such German dishes as sour beef, red cabbage and peach cake," said a daughter, Georgette R. Smith of Hagerstown.

Mrs. Beverungen was active in the Moose and Turners, a club for senior citizens, and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Services were planned for 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Douglas Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elmer L. Beverungen; another daughter, Ann Marie Fentress of Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

E. William Hall Sr.

Methodist minister

The Rev. E. William Hall Sr., a retired United Methodist minister, died March 14 of heart failure at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. He was 79 and lived in Williamsport, where he was born.

He retired in 1980 after five years at Catonsville United Methodist Church. He had served many other churches in the Baltimore and Washington areas since 1940, when he was ordained and assigned to what was then the Great Falls Circuit in the Baynesville area.

He became superintendent of the Washington Southeast District 1968 and, in 1969, became superintendent of the Baltimore Northeast District, a post he held until 1973.

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1933, Washington College in Chestertown in 1937 and Westminster Theological Seminary in 1940.

In 1960, Western Maryland College awarded him an honorary doctor of divinity degree.

After retiring, he assisted the pastor of Williamsport United Methodist Church, which gave him the honorary title of pastor emeritus and where a memorial service was planned for 2 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Louise Nicholson; two sons, E. William Hall Jr. of Timonium and James Nicholson Hall of Miami; and three grandchildren.

Margaret M. Fisher, 81, retired owner of a kindergarten in Wilmington, Del., died Thursday of cancer at the home of a son in Brigantine, N.J. She moved from North Linthicum to Wilmington in 1947.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at Holly Oak United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Her husband, John C. Fisher, died in 1987. She is survived by two sons, John M. Fisher of Brigantine and Douglas M. Fisher of Norcross, Ga.; a daughter, Barbara Mengason of Newtown, Conn.; two sisters, Ina Tillery of Glen Burnie and Mary Boan of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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