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Leora Marie Beitzel


February 13, 1921  - November 29, 2023

Leora Marie Beitzel, 102,  passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023 at Peace Health at Dennett Road Nursing Home, Oakland, MD.

She was born in Humbert, PA to the late Sherman P. & Anna L. Tressler.

She was a loving wife to her husband, Randall Ray Beitzel until his untimely death on January 22, 1967.

Leora was a wonderful Christian lady and a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren, Oakland, MD and had previously been a member of the Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her children; Florence (Douglas) Reed, Esther (James) Kidwell, Janet (Rolan) Clark, Dale (Karen), Linda (Thomas) Gallo, Connie (Douglas) House, Harry, Teresa (Steve) Berbes, over 29 grandchildren, over 35 great-grandchildren, and over 6 great-great grandchildren, one sister; Shirley (Ken) Beitzel and one sister-in-law; Jean Tressler and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sons; Dean and Steve, granddaughter; Michelle, brothers; Parke, Jim, Paul, Charlie and sisters; Ferne and Dorothy.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday, December 4th at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W. Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.


Monday, December 4, 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

Barnesville, MD 20838


Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

 11:00 AM

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

Barnesville, MD 20838


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Following the service

Monocacy Cemetery

19801 West Hunter Road

Beallsville, MD 20839



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From: Barbara

What a blessing it was to have Aunt Leora as an aunt. She was always so pleasant and kind. I have many fond memories of her and the way she helped to influence my life. I will miss her very much.

From: Randy Dagestad

Condolences to the family! Leora was such a loving and caring person, she was like a mother to me. She will be greatly missed.

From: Robert J Tressler

My deepest condolences to the family. I remember Aunt Leora well. A kind and beautiful lady.

From: Stephanie Hogg

Aunt Leora lived a long and fulfilling life. She will forever be a part of my childhood memories. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family. Sending much love.

From: Elsie Peifer Weaver

I have fond memories of attending Dawsonville Mennonite Church with the Beitzel family. My parents Clarence and Betty Peifer appreciated your mother so much. She was a woman of strong courage and faith. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family as you say goodbye to your wonderful mother.


To the entire Beitzel family, my most since prayers, thoughts & gratitude for a life well lived. DAVID SEYMOUR, USN RET P.H.S. 1964 SON OF VERA & BILL SEYMOUR

From: Marsha Staggs

Ken, I and our family send our deepest condolences to the family. She was a gem of a lady and will be missed.

From: Shirley Beitzel

I will never forget my sister and the late night breakfast we had at Denny's Restaurant in Oakland. Wonderful conversations. Such pleasant memories. She was always ready to go with me when I arrived from Ohio.

From: Pete Matthews

Dear Florence My sympathy to you and your family.

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

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