Mary L. McGeary
Born March 15, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth (Kegarise) Akers.
She was a 1941 graduate of Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Sunnyway Diner in Greencastle and also did home care nursing. She retired in 1989 from D.L.J. Cont. at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.
She was a life member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post No. 6319 Ladies Auxiliary of Greencastle. She enjoyed cooking, baking, doing crossword puzzles and being with her family.
She and her husband, Chalmers B. “Sam” McGeary were married April 3, 1948. He died on September 20, 1996.
Surviving family are one son, Ronald (Carol) Akers, Greencastle,; four daughters: Kathaleen (Paul) Sprankle, Fayetteville, Gloria (Ed) Johnson, Gladys (Randy) Hager and Pamela (Marvin) Flagle, all of Greencastle; four brothers: Robert Akers, Breezewood; Charles Akers Jr., Chrystal Springs; Stanley Akers, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; James Akers, Chews-ville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert McGeary; great-granddaughter Kyra Stoner and a brother, Allen Akers Sr.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 26, at 11:00 a.m. from the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Bur- ial will be in the Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society Franklin-Fulton Unit 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences to www.zimmermanfh.com