Ruth S. BauerRetired aide to pastorServices for Ruth S...


April 03, 1991

Ruth S. Bauer

Retired aide to pastor

Services for Ruth S. Bauer, a retired pastor's assistant at the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church and a former nursery school owner and regional education worker for the United Methodist Church, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the church, 2200 St. Paul St.

A memorial service also will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the main chapel at the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

Mrs. Bauer, who was 92 and lived in the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, died Monday at its health-care center after a stroke a month ago.

She moved to Asbury in 1981 after her retirement from the Baltimore church where she had worked for about five years.

For five years before that, she had been director of Christian education at a church in Greenwich, Conn. Earlier, she taught courses in Christian education to pastors and church schoolteachers on the East and Gulf coasts for the national office of the United Methodist Church.

The former Ruth Seiler was a native of Baltimore and attended Hood College. Her husband, Ernest J. Bauer, died in 1949.

She is survived by three sons, Ernest J. Bauer of Baltimore, Robert E. Bauer of Miami and Kenneth S. Bauer of Delmar, N.Y.; a daughter, Betty Bauer Sherman of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; three sisters, Ellen P.Sullivan and Blanche C. Wright, both of Baltimore, and Dorothy V. Coll of East Brunswick, N.J.; two brothers, Guy and Paul R. Seiler, both of Baltimore; and 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Emerson Plummer

Insurance salesman

Services for Emerson Plummer, a retired insurance salesman, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

Mr. Plummer, 75, died of heart failure Monday at the Dorchester General Hospital. He had moved to Cambridge from Essex in 1972 after his retirement from the Baltimore office of the Automobile Club of Maryland, where he worked for 23 years.

The native of Brookview served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

He was former master of the Roelma Lodge of the Masons in Sharptown and a member of the Scottish and York rites, the Middle River Square Club, the Chesapeake Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Eastern Shore Shrine Club and the Boumi Immediate Benefit Association.

He also had headed the state organization of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was former Noble Grand of the order's Memorial Lodge in Baltimore, where he had been a member over 50 years.

Mr. Plummer belonged to the Brookview United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Sadie Calloway; two daughters, Patricia P. Robinette of Fallston and Gloria V. Nethkin of Essex; a son, Kenneth E. Plummer of Cambridge; two brothers, Earl Plummer of Trenton, N.J., and Milton Plummer of Levittown, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Charlotte Dent

Commercial artist

Services for Charlotte Dent, who moved to the Baltimore area seven years ago from Haverford, Pa., will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church on York Road in Parkton.

Mrs. Dent, who was 89, died early Monday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green. She had lived at College Manor in Lutherville for six years after coming to this area and was a member of Chapter I of the Colonial Dames of America.

The former Charlotte Blackburn Calhoun was a native of Philadelphia and a 1921 graduate of the Moore School of Art there. After her graduation, she studied at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on a fellowship, then worked as a commercial artist in Philadelphia until her marriage in 1936.

Her husband, Thomas Ashley Dent, died in 1975.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Dent Ashton of Glen Rock, Pa.; a son, Daniel Forbes Dent of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

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