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Willis, Marion Grace
Birth: Saturday, December 09, 1922 in Minnesota
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 92
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Marion Grace Willis, 92, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, MD. She was born on December 9, 1922 in Minnesota, and was the daughter of the late Julian Haugland and Mable Bertness Haugland.

Marion graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Minnesota in 1940. After graduation, she set out to see what was happening outside of Minnesota, and went to stay with an aunt and uncle in Seattle, Washington, working for Boeing Aircraft. From there she traveled south to San Diego, California to stay with another aunt, working for Bank of America.

On March 7, 1945 she married "Rocky", Martin Joseph Willis, Jr., in San Diego and became a Navy Wife. Together they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing in August 2009.

After the Navy life, she worked for the post office for a short time, then settled in working in retail sales at the Navy Exchange until she left Maryland and headed to Alabama in retirement. She worked at a factory making blouses until retiring one last time at 78 years of age. Marion loved reading, but her favorite pastime was bowling. She bowled on leagues at Lemar Lanes, Esperanza Bowling Lanes and Patuxent River in Maryland, and continued bowling on a league in Alabama until she couldn't make the 40 mile trip each way to the bowling alley anymore.

In her post retirement years, she enjoyed picking peaches, strawberries and blackberries, and making jams and jellies. Her greatest love was for her husband, who she enjoyed spending her time with and who she missed every day they were apart.

She is survived by her children, Sharen Dyson of Lexington Park, MD and Larry Willis of Verbena, AL; 8 grandchildren, Michelle Marble, Jennifer Sivak, George Owens, and Mark Owens, all of Lexington Park, MD., Connie Walden of New Burn, NC, Tina Smith of Spanish Fort, AL, Sandy Moton of Thorsby, AL, and Martin Willis III of Clanton, AL; 12 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her son, Charles Willis and her siblings, Wallace Haugland, Milton Haugland (twin), Margaret Haschey, Phyllis Synder, Phillip Haugland, and Anton Haugland.

All services will be private. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

Keener, Sharon Diane
Birth: Monday, April 26, 1948 in Florida
Residence: Hughesville, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 66
Laid to Rest: Monday, February 02, 2015 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Sharon Diane Keener, 66, of Hughesville, MD passed away on January 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Florida to the late Walter Braswell and the late Georgia Cooke Braswell.

Sharon worked for Davis Antenna for 20 years as Office Manager. When she moved to Florida, she was Office Manager for Florida Pest Control for 2 years before she retired. Sharon loved to work in her yard and was an amazing decorator. She loved cats, especially her "baby" Majic.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, David R. Keener; two children, Kenneth Keener and Wendy VanHoozier (Johnny); brother, Gary Braswell; sister, Joyce Saunders; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Katie and Emily VanHoozier.

Family and friends will be received to celebrate Sharon's life on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. of Charlotte Hall, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.

Memorial contributions in Sharon's memory may be made to: Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Buck, Robert Eugene
Birth: Wednesday, May 25, 1932
Residence: Benedict, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 82
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Robert Eugene Buck, 82, of Benedict, MD passed away January 27, 2015 at his residence in Benedict, MD. He was the son of late Parran B. Buck and late Sarah E. Buck.

In 1959, Robert Eugene Buck was looking for a reason to get out of the house and serve his community. At the age of 27, after serving as a Medic in the United States Army during the Korean War, Robert worked as an Electronic Technician at the Naval NOL in Solomons before retiring in 1978. He then worked in the tool room at PEPCO, Chalk Point.

He joined the Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and became a Lifetime Member for 56 years, serving as Chief, President and Rescue Squad Captain, VFW Post 8133, Prince Frederick and The American Legion, Hughesville, MD. Robert quickly attended basic first aid, emergency medical technician and basic firefighter through the University of Maryland to improve the response capabilities of the department. He unselfishly continued to take classes repeatedly to ensure the success of others in the department. His dedication and hard charging attitude earned him multiple awards from the department and the county.

In addition to his parents, Robert is predeceased by his brothers, Roy, Howard and Parran "Tick" Buck, sisters, Lelia Hooper, Thelma Buckmaster, Pearl Carroll, Inez Lango and Phyllis Conner. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores Buck; his daughter, Robin Buck Brock, grandson, Tim Brock, Jr. (Megan), great-grandchildren, Hayden & Landon Brock, and many nephews, nieces and friends.

The family will receive friends for Robert's Life Celebration Visitation on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00p.m. with prayers at 7:00p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at Brinsfield-Echols on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00a.m. The Fire Department Chaplain will officiate. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.Pallbearers will be The Benedict Volunteer Department.

Memorial donations may be made to: Benedict Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 303, Benedict, MD 20612. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Reed, Anna Gertrude
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Monday, January 26, 2015
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Anna G. Reed, 64, of Mechanicsville, MD, departed this life on Monday, January 26, 2015 after a short illness.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Sr.; son, Christopher and father, James Brown. She is survived by her mother, Anna Brown; children, Daphne, Francis, Leroy, James and Ernest. Anna also leaves behind her siblings, a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will unite on Saturday, January 31, 2015 for viewing and visitation at 12 noon until time of service from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

Fruik, Verena
Birth: Friday, December 03, 1943 in Gottingen, Germany
Death: Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 71
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The Letteney family regrets to announce the passing of Verena Fruik on 26, January 2015. Verena was born on 3, December 1943 in Gottingen Germany. She grew up in Hannover, Germany and as a teenager became a professional ballerina. She moved to France where she received a degree in French literature and studied to be an airline hostess. While in France she met and married an American Army Captain and emigrated to the U.S. where she became a U.S. citizen.

Verena traveled extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She worked as a professional dancer, teacher, graphic artist, airline mechanic and as a park ranger. She married Reverend Gary Fruik in 1998 and settled in North Beach and then in Barstow, Maryland.

She is survived by her husband, Gary, daughter Dr. Catherine Letteney and her husband Jay Berry of Chesapeake Beach, a son David Letteney of Toronto, Canada, grandchildren Julia and James Berry, a brother Peter and a nephew Christian.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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