Services for Edna Frances Hall, the last owner of a well-known Baltimore food and pastry business called Betsy Patterson's Specialty Kitchens, will be held at noon today at the Burgee Henss Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.
Mrs. Hall of Roland Park died of pneumonia Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 89.
Born in Howard County, the former Edna Sheppard attended business school before going to work in the 1920s as a bookkeeper at Specialty Kitchens, located for many years at the intersection of Read and Tyson streets until it closed in the 1960s.
In time, she worked her way up to manager and then owner of the store, which catered private parties and the annual Maryland Hunt Cup race. The store was known for its gourmet candies.