FINKSBURG — Ida K. Martin, 69, died May 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Francis A. Martin. She was the mother of the late Michael W. Martin. In addition to her husband, survivors include sonsFrancis A. III of Harford County, Dennis R. of Ohio, Steven P. of Manchester, Larry C. of Washington, Richard and Charles B., both of Baltimore, Raymond J. of Pennsylvania, Jimmy D. of Montgomery County andTimothy L. of Georgia; daughters Margaret of Alabama, Holly C. Munshower of Talbot County, Mary Martin Bandorick of Westminster, PatriciaA. Webster of Anne Arundel County and Robyn L. of Baltimore County; sister, Margaret Matthews of Anne Arundel County and 25 grandchildren.
Brittany L. Weller, infant daughter of Mark and Shelley R. Weller, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In addition to her parents, survivors include sisters Stacey and Melissa and brotherBrandon, all of home; maternal grandparents William Reaver of here and Rose Ruff of Montgomery County; maternal great-grandparents Mildred Awlor and Madeline Stone, both of Mount Airy, and Thelma Reaver of here; paternal grandparents Lana J. Sixx and Herbert Weller of Union Bridge; paternal great-grandparents Mrs. Richard E. Sixx of Union Bridge and Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Weller Sr. of Linwood, and paternal great-great-grandmother Helen Weller of Linwood.
Rhoda R. Steger, 96, died May 26 at the Long View Nursing Home. She was the wife of Edward C. H. Steger and the mother of the late William Steger. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Mabel Shoff of Kansas, Dorothy Eckard of Westminster, Arlene Calp of Florida and Jean Hartley of North Carolina; sons Charles of here and Richard of Millers; sisters Evelyn Wine of Hanover and Gladys Trump ofBaltimore; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Edward E. Burdette, 59, died Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. A veteran of the Navy, he was employed as a carpenter. Surviving is a sister, Bessie E. DeGrange of Florida.
Julian D. "Jim"Warfield, 63, died May 22 at Howard County General Hospital. He was the husband of Olivia M. Warfield. A retired millwright, he was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Howard County. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Nancy L. Yingling of Westminster, Barbara G. Tomlin of Frederick County and Wanda Lue Andrews of here; brothers Samuel, Robert and William, all of here; sisters Sadie Woolf of Upperco and Hazel Feezer of here, and three grandchildren.
Carl J. Mahle Sr., 91, died May 24 at his home. He was the husband of Mary E. Mahle. A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenters Local Union. He also was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Marsden. In addition to his wife, survivors include son Carl J. Jr. of Florida; daughters Emily Walters of Baltimore County, Mary Lou Groft of Westminster and Barbara Carter of here; sister Bessie Kries of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Edna V. Hess, 93, died May 24 in Gettysburg, Pa. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Hess. She was a member of theTaneytown Fireman's Auxiliary and Plymouth Chapter of the Eastern Star as well as Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Edward E. of here; daughter, Charlotte H. Shorb of here; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
DATELINE: Union Bridge
Beatrice L. Fox, 83, died May 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. Twice married, her first husband was the late Roland O. Smith. Her second husband, Delmar D. Fox, survives. Additional survivors include daughter Bettie L. Wentworth of here; brother Emory Green of Westminster; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Robert L. Strakes, 66, died May 24 at Baltimore County General Hospital. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Harriette F. and the late Nellie G. An Army veteran of World WarII, he had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include sons Christopher of Baltimore County and Robert of Hampstead; daughters Loretta Roach, Donna Miller and Barbara Watts, all of Baltimore County; brothers James of California, George of New York, Louis Strakes and Ted Kassolis, both of New Jersey, and five grandchildren.