Ruth V. Lancaster Worked at leasing firm

January 09, 1991

Services for Ruth Virginia Lancaster, a retired assistant comptroller for an automotive fleet leasing company, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

Mrs. Lancaster, who was 77 and lived in Cape Arthur, died Sunday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after an illness of several months.

She retired in 1977 from Peterson, Howell and Heather, now known as PHH FleetAmerica, where she had worked for 25 years, starting as a secretary.

The former Ruth Virginia Locke was a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., and was a graduate of the Mountain State Business College there.

She moved to Baltimore in 1941 and lived for a time in Linthicum before moving to Cape Arthur. When she first came to Baltimore, she worked for a time as a teacher at a church nursery school.

Mrs. Lancaster was a member of the Chi Sigma sorority and the Ki-Wives.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edgar D. Lancaster Sr.; a daughter, Eleanor Joyce Lancaster Anderson of Severna Park; a son, Edgar Dale Lancaster Jr. of Linthicum; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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