Mary M. Plasterer89, WWII Army and St. Joseph Hospital nurse,

By on April 12, 2012

Mary Magdalene (Scheid) Plasterer, 89, of Manheim, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Monday, April 2, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy, after a brief illness.

Born May 12, 1922, in Lancaster, and raised in Bausman, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. and Pauline (Culhane) Scheid. She was the stepdaughter of the late Mabel L. (Waldbauer) Scheid. Her husband, the late Richard H. Plasterer, died in 2006.

Mary Magdalene was a registered nurse, having worked many years at the former St. Joseph Hospital and Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim. Mary Magdalene was a proud U. S. Army Nurse Corps veteran of World War II. She was an operating room nurse, helping establish hospitals in Japan and Hawaii.

Surviving are three children: Robert W. Milley, of Lititz; Carol A., wife of Ike B. Rittenhouse, of Manheim; and Richard M. Milley, husband of Rebecca (Lerch) Milley, of Leola; five grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and two brothers: Paul H. Scheid Jr., of Millersville; and Harold D., husband of Lois (Arnold) Scheid, of Pottstown.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Norma R. Dexter, in 2008.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family viewing and funeral service will be held. Interment will be in the Scheid family plot in the St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, with full military honors.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Mary Magdalene’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or (aid for wounded service members).

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