Betty Lee Scheuerman
Date of Birth:  July 30, 1931
Date of Death:  July 27, 2018

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  • Magothy United Methodist Church  
  • 3703 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Friday, August 31, 2018   4:00 pm
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    Betty Lee (nee Applegarth) Scheuerman, 86, a 59 year resident of Anne Arundel County, died of respiratory failure on July 27, 2018 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center  in Glen Burnie.

    Mrs. Scheuerman was born in Baltimore on July 30, 1931 to the late Helen I. (nee Bell) and Edward A. Applegarth, Sr. and raised in West Baltimore. She and her husband, the late William I. Scheuerman, were married on October 11, 1952 in Baltimore. She was a resident of Pasadena and Glen Burnie before her 2016 transition to Fernbrooke Assisted Living Center in Odenton.

    Above all, Mrs. Scheuerman was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter who took pride in her family, profession, and doing the best in all that she endeavored.

    A June 1949 graduate of Forest Park High School, she was the only child in her family to graduate from high school. Mrs. Scheuerman graduated with scholastic honors as the top student in the commercial course and received the highest speed and accuracy awards for shorthand and typing. She was vice-president of the Business Service Club and a member of several other school organizations, played intramural basketball and field hockey, and was the secretary to the school's athletic  director. As an adolescent she attended art courses sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore and later attended Anne Arundel Community College.

    Mrs. Scheuerman's class standing lead to her selection as a secretary with the City of Baltimore's Central Bureau of Investigation. She later held secretarial positions with the C&P Telephone Company, Westinghouse Corporation, and  Kennecott Refining Company. Mrs. Scheuerman retired in 1993 from the SCM Corporation/Millennium Inorganic Chemicals in Baltimore after 30 years as the executive secretary to the plant manager where she was well-known for her professionalism and expertise.

    Largely a self-taught, Mrs. Scheuerman was an exceptionally talented artist and enjoyed drawing with water colors, painting, ceramics, making her own cloths and was a wonderful cook. She was also an avid baseball, football, and college basketball enthusiast who also enjoyed crosssword puzzles, watching mystery shows, music, and attending events at the Ferndale Community Club. She was a past member of Magothy Methodist Church, Project Liberty Ship, and active supporter of Cub Scout Pack 478 in the 1960's.

    She is survived by her son, David P. Scheuerman of Glen Burnie; grandson Michael S. (April) Scheuerman-Valencik of Nottingham; Godson Robert L. (Shirley) Everhart of Perry Hall; several cousins; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Scheuerman was predeceased by her sisters Evelyn (Sam) Falise and Helen I. Applegarth as well as brothers Edward A., Jr. (Catherine), Paul ('Penny") (Ann), Howard ("Sweetie") F., Sr. (Irene), Melvin ("Dee Dee") W., Sr., and Lloyd V. ("Goody") Applegarth.

    Interment was private. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, 31 August at Magothy United Methodist Church in Pasadena. Following the service a celebration honoring Mrs. Scheuerman's life will be held at the Ferndale Community Club in Glen Burnie.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, or Magothy United Methodist Church.