Betty Werner Baumann, of Kingsville, Maryland, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother was taken home to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus on Friday, March 2nd. As she walked in love, she was taken into glory. Betty was born on December 10, 1941. She is survived by her beloved husband Michael C. Baumann, her three daughters Diana Miller, Katherine Bruff and Amy Reich, and their husbands; Eugene, David and Chris. Her great love was for her grandchildren: Lauren and Wilson, Brianna, Justin, Jackie, Joel, Patience, Zoe and her two great-grandchildren Braxton and Willow. She is also survived by her brother Gary Werner, wife Theresa and niece Janice. She was preceded by her parents; William and Viola Werner.
Betty is known for her gentle quiet spirit, kindness, tireless servant’s heart, and selfless love for others, especially for her family and her husband. Betty’s faith in the Lord, and strong confidence in Him was her source of strength. She loved her neighbors, church family at New Life Community Church, and is very much loved by them, and many Christian friends from many years of fellowship within the Body of Christ.
She was a woman of tireless energy that she used to serve others, including her last day with us, picking up sticks in the street in front of her house, still carrying her mail. She served her family, her church, her friends and at various youth clubs, and as a mentor to women at church, and most recently at Freestate Challenge Academy in Maryland for troubled youth every Monday night; and serving the homeless shelter in Abingdon every month, sharing hope and love. She was active in Christian Women’s Clubs hosting and leading. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club of America which is just a sample of how she served the Lord and others.
Betty came to know the Lord at Bishop Cummins Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church, and was confirmed there on April 4, 1954. She attended the German Church, Christ United Church of Christ, in Locust Point. Betty graduated in February of 1960 from Western High on Howard Street, Baltimore. She met her husband at the Cahill Dance Center in West Baltimore at age 15. They were married six years later on June 20, 1964, celebrating 53 years of a very happy life together.
Betty worked at Baker Watts as a secretary for Mr. Watts and Mr. Julius Westheimer, and as a legal secretary and notary for her husband’s legal practice up to present. Mike managed the Hull Federal Saving Bank on Hull Street in Locust Point. She also worked at Macy’s for 25 years. Her greatest joy was being a homemaker and wife and serving her husband and family. Her home is kept with love and detail, as a reminder of her love for others.
Betty and Mike traveled together to many wonderful places as a couple and many times with their family to places including, Bermuda where they went on their honeymoon, to the Bahamas, St. Martin, St. Thomas, the Caribbean islands, Florida, California, Cabo San Lucas, Germany, Austria and annual ski trips with the family which Betty was always planning and coordinating, including bringing the family to Colorado where her granddaughter went to Bible School. Their favorite vacation spot has been Ocean City, New Jersey for their entire lives, where they were able to purchase a home 25 years ago and the family has gathered nearly every month of the year. A seven bedroom home was not only the place of many years of family memories, but a place of solace and family fun for many friends, missionaries, pastors and anyone who had need. The Baumann’s were greatly blessed and shared their blessings.
Betty loved the Lord, and her faith is most evident in her daily readings from her old King James Bible, with many years of notes and underlined verses, telling the story of a love and trust and constantly growing faith in the Lord. Betty and Mike prayed daily and earnestly for their children, neighbors, friends and area churches.
Psalm 46:1, 10-11 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” This verse, on the front of her Bible, has been a help and solace for the family.
Other verses that were precious to Betty include: II Timothy 2:15, where she wrote “We are all workman of God.”
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, ESV)
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”” (John 11:25–26, NKJV)
The family will receive friends at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A. 11750 Belair Road in Kingsville on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.