Mary L. Beerman

First Posted: 5/18/2010


Mary L. Beerman, 97, of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., formerly of Delphos, died peacefully May 17, 2010, at Beachside Assisted Living Facility.

She was born May 27, 1912, in Billingham, England, to Margaret Sower, who preceded her in death. On June 27, 1937, she married Ernest Beerman, who died in 1979.

Mrs. Beerman immigrated to the United States in 1920, along with her mother, settling in Spencerville. She loved life and her family. She treasured her many great memories of 97 years. She moved to Delphos after getting married, where she lived until 1988, when she moved to Florida. She loved spending time at and fishing in Indian River, Mich. She had been an avid writer of letters and poems.

Survivors include a daughter, Peg Emrick, of Indian Harbour, Fla.; a son, Tom (Marilyn) Beerman, of Worthington; four grandchildren, Tim (Suzie) Emrick, of Van Wert, Dan (Patty) Emrick, of Orlando, Fla., Andy (Thea) Beerman, of Park City, Utah, and Jen (John) Bonnice, of Oregon, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Christy Emrick, Leah Emrick, Ruthie Bonnice and Mariann Bonnice; and several close friends, the Love, Devries and Zizzo families, of Florida.

Services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Delphos, or Vitas Hospice of Central Florida.

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