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Mary M. Derr


Mary Mae (Zimmerman) Derr, 94, passed away on Thursday, May 23 2019. She was the beloved wife of Abram L. Derr for 54 wonderful years.

She lived in Middletown most of her life until moving to Wakefield, R.I. three years ago to live with her daughter, Jeanne Elliott.

She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mabel Zimmerman, brothers Clarence, Merlo, Harvey and Harry Zimmerman and sister Jane Etter.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by her son, Robert Derr and wife Kathi of Mt. Joy; sister Caroline Sheehan of Middletown; granddaughters Kristen Stewart and husband Kyle of West Kingston, R.I. and Rebecca Magee of Pawcatuck, Conn.; grandsons Jeremy Derr of Palmyra and Brian Derr and wife Sarah of Schnaittenbach, Germany; her great-grandchildren Madison and Jake Stewart of West Kingston, R.I., Madison and McKenna Derr and Morgan Poling of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Brayden and Tyler Derr of Germany. She had many nieces and nephews.

She retired as a secretary from the New Cumberland Army Depot (Telecommunications). She was a member of Middletown First Church of God. She volunteered at the Food Bank, loved to cook, garden and “loved her chocolates.”

She will be laid to rest at Indiantown Gap Cemetery with her loving husband. A Celebration of Life service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tattered Flag, 1 S. Union St., Middletown.