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Amy R. Yowell, 67, died Dec. 29 at her daughter's Baltimore County home. Born in Mount Airy, she was the daughterof Della Kaplan of Harford County and the late Lester Harrison. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Yowell Sr. She had retired from theVeterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Howard, Baltimore County. In addition to her mother, survivors include son, Louis A. Jr. of Millers; daughters, Becky J. Kline and Mitzi J. Riegel, both of Edgemere and Terry L. Essel, of Perry Hall, Baltimore County; sister, Dorothy Groomes; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Marie C. Meninger, 77, died Dec. 27 at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of John A. Meninger Sr. Shehad been a homemaker for most of her life. In addition to her husband, survivors include sons John A. of Baltimore County and Leo J. of here; daughter, Helen M. Kastigar of Westminster, and two granddaughters.
Joseph L. Harrison Sr., 74, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore County. He was the husband of Helen K. Harrison. He formerly was employed as the used-car manager of Archway Ford in Baltimore. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Deborah L. Schmidt of Taylorsville; sons Joseph L. Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Brian P. of Westminster; sister, Alyce L. McClung of Baltimore County;brothers Charles D. of Ohio and Eugene D. of Illinois, and three grandchildren.
Alice M. Melvin, 87, a former resident here, died Wednesday in Spring Arbor, Mich. She was the wife of the late Willis G. Melvin. A librarian, she had worked at the Peabody Library in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical School ofBaltimore and the Library of Congress in Washington. Active in the Girl Scouts, she had been a leader for many years and was a member of the Baltimore Girl Scout Council. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and John Rose of Clarklake, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruth Melvin; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family plans a memorial service at a later date.
Clarence B. Rosier, 72, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of M. Frances Rosier. A retired truck driver for the state, he was a member of the Sykesville-Freedom Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion and the MooseLodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons William C. and Michael C., both of here; daughters Linda L. Shell of Woodbine and Rita A. Lamb of here; brothers Louis and Charles, both of here; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Everett L. Danner, 74, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Hann Danner. A retired carpenter anda veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepson, Gary Farver, stationed with the U.S. Navy in California; sisters LolaLong of Westminster, Luella Rupp of Hampstead and Dorothy Rupp of here; brothers Walden, Theodore and Cecil of Hampstead, and Ralph of Westminster, and two grandchildren.
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CatherineB. Adams, 81, died Dec. 30 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Lester E. Adams. She had been a substitute teacher in the Baltimore County System. Surviving are sons W. David of here and Gerald L. of Calvert County; sister, Margaret Stokes of Norristown, Pa. and one grandchild.
Rubye Parham, 82, died Dec. 23 at Long View Nursing Home, Manchester. She was the wife ofthe late Edgar Parham. She had worked as a secretary for many years.Survivors include a sister-in-law, Margaret Phillips of Richmond, Va.; a niece and two nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mark's on the Boulevard in Richmond, Va.
Camille M. Serio, 62, died Monday. She was the wife of John F. Serio. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Eldersburg. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, John S. Serio of here; brothers Harry S. Gugliuzza of Pennsylvania and Charles Gugliuzza of Anne ArundelCounty.
Christopher W. Fredericks, 62, died Tuesday at Meridian Nursing Home in Baltimore County. He was the husband of Tomiko Fredericks. He was a dietitian at Springfield Hospital Center. In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepdaughter, Lorrie Naylor of Westminster; stepsons Wayne Yinger Jr. of Anne Arundel County, Grant Yingerof Prince George's County and Thomas Yinger of Westminster; brother Raymond of Florida; sister, Mary Notlez of Anne Arundel County, and two grandchildren.