Tuesday, March 21, 2017

At Mary Ruth Bollinger's funeral - officiated by Deacon Charles Barnhart

At Mary Ruth Bollinger's funeral -  officiated by Deacon Charles Barnhart. 21Mar2017

Folks have filled Fletcher's Funeral Home to pay their last respects to Mary Ruth Myers Bollinger.

Joy Bollinger is sharing thoughts about her Mom.

She just explained that Mary Ruth and George were married for 65 years. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV)

Mary Ruth Bollinger, 86, of Westminster, peacefully passed after a recent stroke on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Born in Alesia, MD, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Myers and Ida Michael Myers.

Growing up she was an active member of the Lutheran League Fellowship.  She graduated from Manchester High School in 1947.  She graduated from the University of Maryland and earned her Medical Secretary Certification and worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore County Hospital and Carroll Hospital Center.  She worked in Medical Records, the lab and as a phlebotomist.  She also worked as a licensed realtor assisting her husband in development. 

She was a member of Crosswinds Church and had a long affiliation with Deer Park United Methodist Church, both in Westminster.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years; George Abdiel Bollinger, daughter Joy (Judy) Bollinger and husband R. Harvey Mann, Jr., of Westminster, grandsons Adam Forrester of Tampa, FL and Chase Forrester living in Westminster and Tampa, FL; brothers Luther and Richard Myers and sister Doris Smith, all of Maryland, and sister Janet Stillman of Buffalo, NY.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son Gary George Bollinger who died in 1982 and brother Frank Myers who died in 2016.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Deacon Charles E. Barnhart, Jr. and Pastor John Dean Co-officiating.  Interment will follow in Deer Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to a church of your choice and sympathy cards may be mailed to P.O. Box 1682, Westminster, MD 21158.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV)

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


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