Mary D. Shifflette
November 26, 1941- March 17, 2018
Mary D. Shifflette, 76, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on March 17, 2018, her favorite day of the year, at her home. She was born on November 26, 1941 in Washington, DC.
Mary began her career with the US Customs Office. After becoming a stepmother, she left US Customs to drive a school bus and raise children. Later, she and her late husband, Carl, started “Carl’s Bottles”, a company that traveled around the US selling decorative decanters to stores and at trade shows. They then started “Sign of the Times”, an engraving and trophy company at their home. She loved the beach, boating and fishing. She often sharing fond memories of her time spent with her grandparents at their cottage in Breezy Point and her Aunt Gert Bresnahan at her home in North Beach. She also enjoyed reading and researching on the internet.
Beloved wife of the late Carl Shifflette, she is survived by her stepdaughters, Kellie Liming and Andrea Vrooman, and her goddaughter Tammy Taylor-Tucker. Grandmother of Joshua Reaver, Candace Wine, Rachel Liming, Matthew Pitts, Carlin Beard, Kasey Liming and Jessica Taylor. She is also survived by nine great-
grandchildren, Remy, Gabby, Gabe, Landon, Travis, Elijah, Summer, Nico and Emma.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Henry Guyther and Bill Koenig for their friendship and always being available when Mary needed them.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Reaver, Matthew Pitts, Jason Wine, Charles Beard, Steve Vrooman, and Danny Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Guyther, Bill Koenig, and Clarke Rawlings.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD from 10 AM until the service begins at 11 AM. Interment will follow in St. John Vianney Cemetery, Prince Frederick, MD. Donations can be made to Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad or Calvert Hospice.
Friday, March 23, 2018