Fannie L. Harn Girl's club founder


April 08, 1991

A memorial service for Fannie L. Harn, who founded a Baltimore girl's club during World War II, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church, meeting in Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

Miss Harn, who was 92, died Thursday of a heart attack at Riverview Nursing Center in Essex.

After working for many years as an employee and then supervisor for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., Miss Harn founded a girls' residence club during World War II near the Peabody Institute.

"It was founded to give good girls a good home in this area, including those who had come for war jobs," said Maud-Ellen Zimmerman of Pikesville, a friend of Miss Harn since the early 1960s. The club also housed music students and teachers at the institute, Miss Zimmerman said.

A native of Frederick County, Miss Harn graduated from St. Paul's School for Girls in Baltimore and lived in the city most of her life.

An organic gardener in Baltimore County and an avid stamp collector, Miss Harn took an active interest in the U.S. government and world affairs. "She wrote to members of Congress up until a few months ago," Miss Zimmerman said.

There are no immediate survivors.

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