A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Ferndale resident Leona Wicker Monday, Feb. 25 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Mrs. Wicker, 71, died of cancer Feb. 21 at North Arundel Hospital.
A graduate of Glen Burnie High School, she attended the University of Maryland and Towson State University. She worked as a teacher and a teacher's aid for 20 years for the county Department of Educationuntil her retirement in 1987.
Mrs. Wicker was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Retired Teachers Association, Ferndale Roadrunners and the Happy Hookers.
Other interests included gardening, cooking, crabbing, fishing and boating.
She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Wicker; three daughters, Diane Holmes of Ellicott City, Howard County, Linda Weisburger and Robin Henschel, both of Arnold; a brother, Winfield Stinchcomb of McDaniels; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.
BALMA L. MULLINS BOOK BINDER, 83
Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Balma L. Mullins Feb. 23 at Kirkley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mullins, 83, died of heart failure Feb. 21 at North Arundel Hospital.
A resident of Glen Burnie for 32 years, she worked as a book binder for Moore and Co. for 13 years until her retirement in 1970.
Mrs. Mullins is survived by her husband, Harmon E. Mullins; four daughters, H. Rosalie McMullen of Baltimore, L. GeraldineBuxenstein of Baltimore Highlands, E. Colleen Throkmorton and Eva Gay Phelps, both of Glen Burnie; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Her children, Ernest D. Mullins, Dana L. Mullins, Samuel E.Mullins and Harmon E. Mullins Jr., all died before her.
CHARLES BARTLETT JR. SALESMAN, 78
Private funeral services took place for Annapolis resident Charles F. Bartlett Jr.
Mr. Bartlett, 78, died of heart failure Feb. 22 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He retiredin 1970 after 30 years as a produce salesman in the Midwest and Pennsylvania area.
A stamp collector, Mr. Bartlett was a member of theAnnapolis Stamp Club.
His wife, Mary O. Bartlett, died in 1982.
He is survived by a son, Mark H. Bartlett of Galesville; two daughters, Margaret E. Bartlett of Hilton Head, S.C. and Judith V. Ames of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Jack Bartlett of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 22 Truckhouse Road, Severna Park, Md. 21146.
Arrangements were made by Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.
UNA MAY RUHL SECRETARY, 80
Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Una May Ruhl Feb. 25 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ruhl, 80, died Feb. 20 in Ohio.
She worked as a secretary for Stongewear Clothing and was a member of the Business and Professional Woman's Association of Baltimore, National Secretaries Association of Baltimore,the United Methodist Woman's Club at the Community Methodist Church of Rivera Beach, and the First United Methodist Church, of Shelby, Ohio.
Other interests included teaching piano.
Her husband, George Vernon Ruhl, died before her.
She is survived by a daughter, Luberne Hinkle of Shelby, Ohio; a son, David Ruhl of Cody, Wyo.; two brothers, William Anacker of Maryland Line and Carlisle Anacker of California; a sister, Doris Baarda of California; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
MARIA MERCHANT HOMEMAKER, 80
Funeral services took place for Annapolis resident Maria Victoria Maniosky Merchant Monday, Feb. 25 at Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.
Mrs. Merchant, 80, died in a car accident Feb. 22 at University Hospital in Baltimore.
Born in Austria, she lived in the county since the 1960s and was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Michael's UkrainianCatholic Church in Baltimore, the International Club of Annapolis, AARP chapter 680, and was a volunteer at Ginger Cove.
Other interests included sewing and art.
Her husband, Capt. William J. Merchant, died in 1977.
She is survived by a sister, Stephania Sommerman of Cockeysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Baltimore.
JOHN S. HARVEY SHEET-METALWORKER, 75
Funeral services took place for Ferndale resident John Scott Harvey on Feb. 26 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Harvey, 75, died of a heart condition Feb. 22 at his home.
A graduate of Glen Burnie High School, he worked as a sheetmetal worker for Motor Freight Express for 30 years until his retirement in 1978.
He servedin the U.S. Navy for 20 years.
Other interests included golf.
He is survived by his wife, Dora L. Eddy Harvey; two daughters, DonnaL. CeCicco of Arizona and Anita Corker of Virginia; a brother, Ellwood S. Harvey of Severn; and four grandchildren.
ALBERT M. REGANUS ALUMINUM WORKER, 75
Funeral services took place for Baltimore resident Albert M. Reganus on Feb. 23 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Reganus, 75, died on Feb. 19 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
A county resident for 32 years, he worked in the melting department of Kaiser Aluminum for 20 years until his retirement in 1962.
He served in theU.S. Navy during World War II.