St. Mary’s County Historical Society
Agnes Cullison Bean
  • Agnes Cullison Bean, 90, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away peacefully on Feburary 22, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on August 14, 1927 in Pearson, MD to the late James Henry Cullison and Ethel Marie Trossbach Cullison.  Agnes was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County.  She graduated from Little Flower School, where she was the May Day Queen. She went on to complete two years of college at the St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior College, now St. Mary's College of Maryland.  On June 28, 1947, Agnes married Ricahrd "Dick" Bean at St. Michael's Catholic Church.  Together they celebrated over 57 wonderful years of marriage before Dick's passing in December 2004.  Agnes was employed by Taylor Gas and Little Flower School as a secretary.  Because of her immense admiration for her father-in-law, Dr. P.J. Bean, Agnes was instrumental in donating much of his office to the St. Mary's County Historical Society.  She then became a docent at The Old Jail Museum in Leaonrdtown for many years, so that she could accurately tell his story.  She shared the care of Dr. Bean's office with her daugher, Mary Hollinger.  Agnes is survived by her chldren: Mary Bean Hollinger, Huntingtown; Patrician Beanm Burgess (Thomas) of Dahlgren, VA, and Richard Bean (Shelley), Gelesville, MD, and her siblingts: Joseph Henry Cullison (Margaret), California, MD; Dorothy Ann Cullison Smith, Hagerstown, MD; Audrey Regina Cullison Pratt, Ridge, and James Henry Cullison, Jr (Sharon), St. Inigoes.  She leaves six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Agnes was preceded in death by her siblings, James Franklin Cullison and John Bernard Cullison.  Interment was in the Holy Face Catholic Church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of St. Mary's, PO Box 6 25, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and Lilttle Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd, Great Mills, Md 20 614.   Agnes' dedication to the Historical Society will be greatly missed!  
Teresa Karnes Wren
  • T​eresa Karnes Wren, California, MD, passed on Monday, March 5, 2018 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospice.  She was 98 years old.  Teresa was a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University).  Her BS degree was in Physics and her first employment was at the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin and later at the US Geological Survey.  She met her husband, Edgar, at David Taylor and he later became a private-practice attorney in Washington.  Teresa was a longtime and active member of NARFE and the Trinity Colllege Alumnae Association.  She was also a Life Member of the St. Mary's County Historical Society.