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Ralph J. Burns, 71, died Saturday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Rae Hoffacker Burns. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had retired from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. He was a member of Greenmount United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, R. Danial Burns of here and Richard N. Burns of Baltimore; brothers, Caleb Burns of Anne Arundel County and W. Wall Burns of here; and a sister, Coady Long of here.


Joseph D. Leister Sr., 54, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was a foreman for the Carroll County Road Department anda member of Westminster Moose Lodge. Survivors include sons, Daniel L. Leister and Joseph D. Leister Jr., both of Woodbine; daughter, Diane L. Wachter of Taneytown; sisters, Dorothy Baker of Frederick County, Myra Lookingbill of Taneytown and Anna Moore of Pennsylvania; brothers, Howard Leister of Cecil County and Robert Leister of Woodbine; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Jean Diller of here. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.


Leroy Henry McCormick Sr., 53, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the son of Ella S. McCormick of here and the late Charles P. McCormick. He was the husband of Gloria Jean McCormick. Before his illness,he was an electrician for East Coast Electric in Reisterstown, Baltimore County. In addition to his wife and mother, other survivors include a son, Leroy H. McCormick Jr. of Hampstead; daughters, Patricia L. Wright of Taneytown and Dawn M. Duff of here; brother, Charles P. McCormick Jr. of Baltimore; sister, Marie T. Knight of here; and fivegrandchildren.


William F. Sutton Jr., 95, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret Robinson Sutton. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired insurance broker. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy S. Taylor of Westminster, and two grandchildren. Services are at 10 a.m. today at Fairhaven Chapel, 7200 Third Ave. here.

Betsy Morton Hill, 78, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. A retired medical research technician, she also was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Baltimore. Survivors include brothers, A. Goven Hill III of Kentucky and O. Halsey Hill Sr. of Virginia; sisters, Phyllis H. Leiphart ofPennsylvania, Frances Hamer of North Carolina, and Ella H. Mitchell of Virginia.

Marjorie "Maude" Phelps, 91, died April 16 at the Westminster Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late H. Lester Phelps and the mother of the late Jo Ann Patton and the late Middleton Phelps. A retired secretary for Midway Oil Co., she also was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Surviving is a sister, Marie Brownof Westminster, and five grandchildren.


Madeline V. Lawrence, 61, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She had been employed with Dynatherm Corp. Survivors include sons, Edward W. Allnutt of Frederick County, Dennis M. Porter, Gary W. Porter and Randy H. Porter, all of Woodbine, and Mark K. Porter of New Windsor; daughters, Carolyn M. Pope of Sykesville, and Rebecca A. Devilbiss, Shirley M. Krebs and Cathy L. Porter, all of here; brother, Carlton Stem of Baltimore County; sister, Ida Mae Gartrell of Sykesville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Wesley E. Allnutt and Carroll L. Porter Jr. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monica K. Reifsnider, 73, died Friday at Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. She was the wife of Wilbur L. Reifsnider. An employee at Gettysburg Battle Theatre in Pennsylvania, she was the past president of the Ladies Aid Society and a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Harney Fire Co. In addition to her husband, a son, Robert L. Reifsnider of here, survives. The family requests memorial contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Harney, where she was a member.


Elizabeth M. Ruby, 71, a former resident here, died Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Shatzer of West Virginia; sister, Virginia Wadell of Baltimore County; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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