Recent Obituaries

Betty J. Beal


2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home

Ellerslie, MD – Betty J. Beal, 89, went to be with the Lord Sunday January 3, 2016 at Frostburg Village

Born April 13, 1926 in Ellerslie; she was a daughter of the late George and Sarah “Goldie” (Lowery) Shroyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband Troy W. Beal; brothers, Gerald, Noah, John, Ralph and Alvin Shroyer, sisters, Anna Lowery, Marjorie Handschumaker, and Hazel Shroyer.

Survived by a son, Mark I. Beal and wife Tena (Phillips) Ridgeley, WV; a daughter, Rebecca J. Murphy and husband Ivan of Cumberland; her precious grandchildren, Christopher Beal, Matthew and Alexander Murphy and Christina Tippen and husband Erik; a great grandson, Zachery Tippen; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty graduated from Allegany High School and Catherman’s Business School. She had worked at the M. O’Neal Company and also at the Celanese. She was a lifelong member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church where she taught 5th and 6th grade Sunday School. She also held many church offices. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Former Light Bearers Class, Church Women United of the Greater Cumberland Area, Asbury Methodist Guild, leader of the prayer circle and Methodist Board of Child Care.

She served our country for 44 years as a Navy wife and mother. She will be remembered for her strong faith, Christian values and dedication to her church.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ted Marsh officiating.

Burial will follow at Porter Cemetery, Hyndman PA

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ellerslie United Methodist Church, PO Box 358, Ellerslie, MD 21529.

The family would like to thank the staff of New Horizon at Frostburg Village for the excellent care they gave Betty.

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