FINKSBURG — Ronald F. MacLean, 85, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lily Rourke MacLean and the late Anna Stofko MacLean. A supervisor for Lever Brothers, he also was a member of the Baltimore Camera Club. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Morton of here; a son, John F. MacLean of Baltimore County; and three grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, 6400 York Road, Baltimore, Md.
Thomas T. Tipton Jr., 74, died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Hilda S. Tipton. A member of the Roaring Run Lions Club, he had retired from Quality Cleaners in Westminster. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Judith Younglove of Arizona; a son, Thomas T. Tipton III of Westminster; and three grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster, Md.
Emory D. Rook, 84, died Aug. 1 in North Carolina. He was the husband of the late Mary F. Rook. Retired from the Western Maryland Railroad, he was the past president of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen Association. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis C. Davis of North Carolina, and three grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to Dover United Methodist Church in Glyndon, Baltimore County.
Bessie C. Wentz, 85, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul C. Wentz. She was a member of St. David Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pa., and the Lutheran Women's Mission Society. Survivors include sons, Calvin W. Wentz of Hanover and Robert Wentz of Westminster; daughters, Pauline Myers of Westminster and Catherine Zumbrum of Hanover; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Marylou L. Ford, 54, died Aug. 1 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Gerald T. Ford. A partner in Ford's Video House, the family business, she also was a past president of Gamber Volunteer Fire Co. She was a former Sunday School teacher and aide. In addition to herhusband, survivors include daughters, Kelly F. Brill of Baltimore County and Julie A. Ford of here; sons, Robin L. Ford of Hampstead and Greg T. Ford of here; and brothers David L. Lentzner of Pennsylvania and Steve N. Lentzner of Finksburg.
The Rev. Edmund P. Welker, 88, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Ethel S. Welker. A retired minister with theUnited Church of Christ, he had served at Carroll Charge in Westminster. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ here and chaplain emeritus of the Lions Club. In addition to his wife, survivors include children, Sandra W. Smith of Baltimore County, Ronald P. Welker Sr. of Anne Arundel County and Judith W. Kline of West Virginia; sister, Dorothy W. DeWire of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials to the Grace Church's Building Fund, 49 W. Baltimore St., here.
Anna M. Schaper, 88, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital.She was the mother of the late Thelma Riddle. Survivors include sons, William P. Schaper Jr., Richard H. Schaper and Arnold S. Schaper; daughters, Connie Welsh, Betty Boyld, Gertrude Barber, Lillian Countess, Patsy Morris and Frieda Kirschke; 35 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
William E. Woods, 49, died Wednesday at his home. He was the son of Sophia S. Woods of Kentucky and the late Armon Woods. He was the husband of Linda Jean Woods and the father of the late Jason Woods. A manager for Safeway Stores, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club and St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Silver Run. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include children, Tina Bankard of Pennsylvania, Cathy Schmelyun, William C. Woods and Karen Brown, all of here; brothers, Jim Woods of Ohio and Charles Woods of North Dakota; sisters, Martha Humphrey and Joyce Woods, both of Ohio, Brenda Taylor, Patty King and Diane Baker, all of Kentucky; and four grandchildren. The family requests donations to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., here.
Ellwood R. Pickett, 57, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Patricia A. Pickett. A member of Winfield Bible Chapel, he was a trustee, music director and song leader, as well as building committee chairman. A sales representative with Alban Tractor Co., he also was a former leader of the Mount Airy Pioneers 4-H Club and past president of the South Carroll High School Band Boosters. In addition to his wife, survivors include children, Karen L. Dankert, Brian R. Pickett, Kevin D. Pickett and David G. Pickett, all of here, and Kelly A. Pickett of Pennsylvania; and a brother, KennethE. Pickett of here.
Katherine B. Crum, 75, a former resident here, died Monday at her home in Fairfield, Pa. She was the wife of Roy W. Crum Sr. A member of Calvary Lutheran Church here, she taught in its Sunday School. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son,Roy W. Crum Jr. of Fairfield; a daughter, Barbara A. Husinga of Prince George's County; a brother, William Wyatt of Florida; and four grandchildren.