Mary Eloise De­maris

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CENTREVILLE — Mary Eloise De­maris of Centreville, MD, died on Nov. 3, 2018. She was 91.

Born in Red­mon, Illi­nois, on Dec. 3, 1926, she was the daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam New­ton Hausser and Ola Jones Hausser. She grew up in Red­mon and at­tended Red­mon Ele­men­tar y and Sidell El­e­men­tary be­fore grad­u­at­ing from Sid­ney High School in the class of 1944. She con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at the Illi­nois Com­mer­cial Col­lege in Ur­bana, IL, with a fo­cus on busi­ness. She mar­ried her wartime sweet­heart, Sher­man De­maris, on Feb. 2, 1946, and the cou­ple made their home in New Jersey, mov­ing briefly to Cal­i­for­nia be­fore re­turn­ing to New Jersey. In 1959, the fam­ily moved to Ch­ester­town and es­tab­lished a large dair y and cat­tle farm. They moved to their present res­i­dence in Ruths­burg in 1965.

Mrs. De­maris be­gan her ca­reer by work­ing as a sec­re­tary for the Lamotte Chem­i­cal Com­pany, in Ch­ester­town, MD, and then worked for Dr. Smith in Centreville, MD. She then worked as a book­keeper for the Queen Anne Co-op be­fore join­ing Anne Arun­del County, first in the En­vi­ron­men­tal Health Depart­ment and then at the Anne Arun­del County Depart­ment of Health. She also worked as an of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tor for the Live­stock Lab­o­ra­tory in Centreville.

In her free time, Mrs. De­maris en­joyed sewing, counted cross-stitch, cook­ing, and trav­el­ing with her sis­ters and their spouses. She was a mem­ber of the Centreville United Methodist Church, Ruths­burg Home­mak­ers, and the Ruths­burg Com­mu­nity Club.

She is sur­vived by her son, Barry De­maris, of Centreville, MD; a son in-law, Ge­orge Kain III; grand­sons: Dou­glas De­maris and Sgt. Ge­orge Kain IV, USMC (Rose); and her great grand­chil­dren: Ire­land, Elise and Ai­den. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Sher­man De­maris; a daugh­ter, Linda Kain; and her sis­ters: Lu­cille and Mar­jorie.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 12 p.m. on Fri­day, Nov. 16, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD, where friends and fam­ily may visit be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. A pri­vate fam­ily in­ter­ment will fol­low the ser­vice at the Mary­land Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery in Hur­lock, MD.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD 21617.

For on­line please visit con­do­lences, www.fh­n­fu­neral

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