Mary Louise Meinschein

November 5, 1926 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 94)


Mrs. Mary Louise Meinschein, 94, of Frederick, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 at Homewood at Crumland Farms. She was the wife of the late Henry George Meinschein, who passed on May 9, 2007.   


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander M. and Nellie Rutherford. Mary experienced more than a lifetime of adventures growing up on a farm in rural Manitoba, before moving to the United States in her 30’s, meeting her husband, and settling in Baltimore, Maryland.  


Mary worked for the A & P Grocery Stores as an executive assistant. She was a multi-talented person fulfilling roles as the matriarch of the Meinschein family, consummate puzzle solver, card/Mah Jongg shark, and super fan of the Orioles and Ravens.  Mary enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including warm summer evenings chatting with friends and minor league baseball games. It has been said that Mary and her husband Henry mastered the art of retirement, spending 25 years taking short trips and vacations throughout the eastern half of the United States. 


Mrs. Meinschein is survived by her son, Mark H. Meinschein and his wife Wanda of Mt. Airy; her granddaughter, Amanda T. Meinschein; her sister-in-law, Lois Rutherford; five nieces and nephews, and several other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Rutherford.   


Due to the current pandemic, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or the American Heart Association (  


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