Bertha Mae BakerRetired nurseServices for Bertha Mae...


August 06, 1991

Bertha Mae Baker

Retired nurse

Services for Bertha Mae Baker, a retired nurse, were held Friday at the Burgee Henss Funeral Home on Falls Road.

Ms. Baker, who was 78, died Wednesday of heart failure at her Cooper Avenue home in Hampden.

Born and reared in Hampden, she graduated from Western High School and graduated with honors from the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.

Ms. Baker was a private duty nurse for a few years until she became the nurse in charge of patient care at the Ardleigh Nursing Home in 1940.

In 1948, she helped the Baltimore City Health Department write standards and regulations for area nursing homes. She retired in She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and a member of the Woodbury Methodist Church.

She is survived by two cousins, Evelyn Pinnick of Randallstown and Eva Jenkins of Hampden; and a godson, Gill Day of Chambersburg, Pa.

Rev. John P. Tant


Services for the Rev. John Plummer Tant, a retired minister, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Loring Byers Funeral Home in Randallstown.

Mr. Tant died Saturday of stomach cancer at the Old Court

Nursing Center in Randallstown. He was 74.

Born in Toronto, he studied concert piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. For 13 years, while serving in the air force, Mr. Tant toured as a concert pianist.

During his tour in Scotland, he met and married his wife of 39 years, the former Helen Henderson Ross, who died in 1982.

Ordained in 1963 at the Unity Church of Christianity headquartersin Lee's Summit, Mo., he moved to Baltimore in 1966 and moved again to Finksburg, where he lived for 13 years. Friends say Mr. Tant was the primary force in establishing the Unity Center of Christianity on North Charles Street.

From 1979 to 1983, he served in several ministries in Michigan and Montreal. He retired in 1983 from a Pennsylvania Unity Center and, after a serious operation, moved to Towson to be near family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Eric Laird Tant of Hagerstown; a sister, Elsie Fortheringham of Scarborough, Canada; two brothers, William Tant also of Scarborough and David Tant of Milton, Canada; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Unity Center's LTC Building Fund and Divine Life Church's Building Fund, 5928 Falls Road.


Linda C. Wilbur

Reisterstown resident

Services for Linda Callahan Wilbur, a resident of Reisterstown for four years, will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church in LaGrange, Ga.

Mrs. Wilbur died Saturday of a brain tumor at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, Ga. She was 28.

Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., she was a 1982 graduate of Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va. She later worked as a customer service coordinator in the telecommunications field in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Scott E. Wilbur of Reisterstown; her parents, Jim and Sylvia Callahan of LaGrange; two brothers, James M. Callahan and Morgan P. Callahan, both of LaGrange; her maternal grandmother, Lilian Blood of LaGrange; and her paternal grandparents, C. Morgan and Marion Callahan of Saranac Lake.

The family suggested contributions be made to the Association for Brain Tumor Research, 3725 N. Talman Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60618.

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