Mary S. Myers, 81, homemaker, teacher

April 05, 2005

Mary S. Myers, a homemaker and former teacher, died of Alzheimer's disease Saturday at a Fairfax, Va., nursing home, where she had resided for the past four years. The former Severna Park resident was 81.

She was born Mary Shipley in Baltimore and raised in Savage. A graduate of Howard County public schools, she earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1944 from what is now McDaniel College in Westminster.

She taught in Howard schools before her 1947 marriage to Beasley Myers. Her husband, a vice president of Standard Oil of California, died in 1998.

A longtime resident of the Linstead community in Severna Park, Mrs. Myers had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at the Annapolis YWCA. She also had been an avid tennis player.

Mrs. Myers had been an active communicant of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school and was its school superintendent for many years.

At her request, no funeral is planned.

Mrs. Myers is survived by a son, Mike Myers of Severna Park; two daughters, Molly Dunn of Reston, Va., and Amy Cromwell of Atlanta; a brother, Dr. Frank Shipley of Annapolis; a sister, Polly Moore of Lisbon, Howard County; and seven grandchildren.

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