Agnes Herbert, math teacher, dies at 92

September 19, 1991

Services for Agnes Herbert, a retired mathematics teache who helped to start the senior citizens' program now at the Waxter Center, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Miss Herbert, who was 92 and lived in the Ambassador Apartments, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

She retired in 1959 after about 40 years of teaching, first at the Woodberry Elementary School and then at the Clifton Park Junior High School and the Edmondson High School.

After her retirement, she organized the Companionship Club, a senior citizens' group at Christ Episcopal Church, and was its leader until it was taken over in 1964 by Baltimore City and run as the Metropolitan Senior Center, a pilot program for Waxter.

She continued to serve Metropolitan as a volunteer assistant to the director, and when the program was moved to the Waxter Center at its opening in the early 1970s, she served as a volunteer there and was a member of the board of the Waxter Center Foundation until 1987.

A native of Baltimore, she was a 1917 graduate of Eastern High School and a 1919 graduate of what is now Towson State University. She later earned a bachelor's degree at Columbia University and did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University.

She was also active for many years at the First Presbyterian Church, now the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Women's Society and for many years the church's representative on the Holly Tour Committee.

She is survived by a brother, Leslie E. Herbert of Devon, Pa.; a sister, Naomi H. Schaefer of Catonsville; and several nieces and nephews.

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