December 05, 1990


Services will be held for Annapolis resident Sarah Ethel Collison at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis.

Mrs. Collison, 100, died Dec. 2 at home.

A 1909 graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, she worked as a teacher and principal of the Deale Elementary School from 1909 to 1917. She moved to Annapolis when she married and began teaching at Old Weems Creek Elementary School until starting her family, when she began work as a substitute teacher until retiring in her 80s.

She was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church and active as a volunteer for Girl Scouts of America. She worked with the Anne Arundel County Health Department and was instrumental in getting the department to give free dental checkups in schools. She was also involved with the old Anne Arundel General Hospital and some its original fund-raising projects.

Her husband, Walter N. Collison Sr., died in 1961.

She is survived by two daughters, Eugenia May Davis of Odenton and Beverly Ann Creighton of Springfield, Va.; a son, retired Lt. Col. Walter N. Collison Jr., of Annapolis; a sister, Mildred Johnson of Severna Park; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Glen Burnie resident Arthur Benson Veit Sr. at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mr. Veit, 68, died Dec. 1 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident of Glen Burnie for 25 years, he worked as a maintainance superintendent at Glen Ridge Apartments, and a security officer after his retirement.

Other interests included doing handyman work, auto work and weight-lifting in his younger days.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean Ann Veit; two daughters, Vicki L. Dowell and Bonnie D. Veit, both of Glen Burnie; a son, Arthur B.

Veit of Hanover, Pa.; and a sister, Dot Pierpoint.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association of Anne Arundel County, Division 14, B-2 Spa Creek Landing, Annapolis, MD 21403.


A Mass of Christian Burial for retired data processor Margaret L. Miller of Arnold took place Monday, Dec. 3, at St. John Evangelist Church in Severna Park.

Mrs. Miller, 79, died Nov. 29 of heart failure in Arnold.

Born and raised in Baltimore, she retired in 1970 from the Provident Bank of Baltimore. She was also a member of the St. John Evangelist congregation.

Her husband, William C. Miller, whom she married in 1930, died in 1973.

Survivors include two daughters; Elizabeth A. Partida of Arnold and Charlotte M. Davis of Cambridge; two sisters, Minetta Stevens of Linthicum and Merle Seymer; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If information hasn't been published about someone in your family who has passed away, please call Deborah Toich at 761-1732 or 332-6211 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6211. You may also fax your information to us at 332-6677.

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