Mary Eloise Demaris
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.
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