Eleanor Dilworth Mace, retired principal of the upper grades at Friends School, died Monday at her home in Phoenix after a short illness. She was 88.
A memorial service for Mrs. Mace will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St.
She retired from Friends in 1963, where she had been principal of the upper school and assistant to the headmaster since 1954. She had joined the faculty in 1926, when Friends was at Park Avenue and Laurens Street. She was dean of girls from 1935 until 1954.
Besides teaching American history, English and mathematics, she also counseled students.
Born Eleanor Dilworth in Baltimore, she graduated from Friends in 1921 and from Goucher College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She held a master's degree from Columbia University.
Active in the alumnae of Kappa Alpha Theta, she also was a member of the boards of Pickersgill retirement home and the local YWCA.
She had a summer home at Sherwood Forest, where she was a member of the Sherwood Forest Club and at 87 was named the most improved player in the Ladies Monday Golf Group.
She is survived by her husband, Otis E. Mace, retired owner of an electrical contracting company.
The family suggested contributions to Pickersgill or the Sherwood Forest Endowment Fund.