Mary E. McKelvey, 90, assistant postmaster

April 09, 2004

Mary Elizabeth McKelvey, retired assistant postmaster for Long Green, died of coronary artery disease April 2 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster, Pa. She was 90.

Born Mary Elizabeth Gary in Kennedyville, where she attended public schools, she moved to Towson in 1939 and later relocated to Long Green.

During World War II, she worked at the Black & Decker tool manufacturing plant. She then took the assistant postmaster's job and retired about 20 years ago. She moved to the Mennonite Home nursing facility in Lancaster in 2001.

Her husband of 48 years, Glenn McKelvey Sr., a retired Black & Decker machinist, died in 1972.

Mrs. McKelvey had been a member of the Long Green Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member and played the organ at Wilson United Methodist Church, Long Green, where graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. April 17.

She is survived by a son, Glenn W. McKelvey Jr. of Drumore, Pa.; a sister, Della Bickling of Chestertown; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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