Edna Agatha Kanely, author of several reference books on Maryland history and U.S. government publications, died of bone and lung cancer Saturday at the Dulaney-Towson Nursing & Convalescent Home. She was 81.
Services for Miss Kanely will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hartley Miller Funeral Homes, 7527 Harford Road.
She had retired in 1973 after 32 years as a library administrator for the Government Printing Office in Washington.
Her latest work, "The Directory of Maryland Church Records," was published last week by Family Line Publications of Westminster.
Other books by Miss Kanely included "Baltimore & Ohio Employees" and "The Cumulative Subject Guide to U.S. Government Bibliographies."
A Baltimore native, she was a 1935 graduate of City College's night school. She continued her education through night classes while working in Washington and graduated magna cum laude in 1958 from the University of Baltimore with a degree in business management.