Agnes Herbert, 92, math teacher, Waxter volunteer

September 19, 1991

Agnes Herbert, 92, a retired mathematics teacher who helped to start the senior citizens' program now at the Waxter Center, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

Funeral services were being held today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke funeral establishment, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Miss Herbert, who lived in the Ambassador Apartments, 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.

Survivors include a brother, Leslie E. Herbert of Devon, Pa.; a sister, Naomi H. Schaefer of Catonsville; and several nieces and nephews.

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