Virginia Barrett Sherwood, former president of the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Tuesday of a heart ailment at her home on Devon Hill Road. She was 81.
A memorial service for Mrs. Sherwood was being held today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.
She headed the board at GBMC in the 1970s and had been a member since the hospital was established, having served on the board of a predecessor, the Hospital for the Women of Maryland.
She is survived by a son, John R. Sherwood III of Annapolis; a daughter, Sue Clark Sherwood of the Elkridge Estates; two sisters, Susan B. Matthews of Ruxton and Joan B. Wall of California; two brothers, J. Clark Barrett of Ruxton and John Barrett of San Diego; and two grandchildren.