Faith Stengel, store operator, is dead at 70

January 14, 1991

Services for Faith Burk Stengel, who for many years helped run her family's Long Green general store and also served as a postal clerk and letter carrier, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Lutheran Church, Phoenix.

Mrs. Stengel, who was 70, died of heart disease complications Friday at her Long Green home.

Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Stengel attended elementary school in Long Green and was a graduate of Towson High School.

She grew up working in her family's Burk's Store, at Manor and Long Green roads. After her father's death in 1945, she ran the business until it closed in the early 1950s. She also served as the letter carrier and postal clerk.

From 1971 to 1981, Mrs. Stengel won several awards as a saleswoman for Avon cosmetics.

Mrs. Stengel worked to support volunteer fire services from the time of the formation of the Long Green Volunteer Fire Company in 1930. She was an honorary member of the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary.

In 1968, Mrs. Stengel became the first president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jacksonville Memorial Post 10080, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and went on to be president of the District 8 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Harry C. Stengel Jr.; a daughter, Sharon A. Eyre of Glen Arm; a son, Harry C. "Casey" Stengel III of Long Green; two brothers, retired Brig. Gen. John F. Burk Jr. and Alfred E. Burk, both of Lutherville; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 255, Phoenix, Md. 21131; or the Long Green Volunteer Fire Company Engine Fund, 4506 Long Green Road, Long Green, Md. 21092.

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