Hardesty, Marie Elizabeth
Birth: Wednesday, May 11, 1921 in Cove Point, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the age of 97
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Friendship, Maryland
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Marie McCready "Aunt Wee" Hardesty, 97, of Lusby, MD passed away on November 17, 2018 at her residence. Born May 11, 1921 in Cove Point, MD, she was the oldest child of John E. and Grace V. McCready. She was married for 51 years to Berkeley Hardesty, whom preceded her in death in 1992.

Marie is survived by one daughter, Fay H. Marcellas and husband Thomas of Sykesville, MD; two grandchildren, David Marcellas and wife Beth of Bethesda, MD and Diane Dausch and husband David of Raleigh, NC; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Alex and Kaelyn Dausch; siblings, Lynette Ward of Lusby, MD, Donnas McCready of St. Leonard, MD and Harold Lee McCready of Ft. Washington, MD. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berkeley Hardesty; and siblings, Edward McCready, Ethel Grover, Erma Lee Breeden, Annie Batchelor, Dudley McCready, Eunice Habig and John Berkley McCready.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657 where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Ward, Rene Ward, Donnie McCready, Robbie McCready, Dudley McCready and Chris McCready. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gross and Arlen Blaylock. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or First Baptist Church of Calvert County, 155 German Chapel Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.
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