Mae LydiaEvans, 88, wife of Emory Tison Evans, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. A member of the Carrollton Church of God, she is survived by daughters Miriam Rowell of Tarrytown, N.Y., and Ester EvansStewart of Ormond Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 789 Lake St., Chicago, Ill. 60601, or Carrollton Church of God, 1901 Carrollton Road, Finksburg, Md. 21048.
Ione E. Baust, 88, a Gold Star Mother and member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Uniontown, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Towson, Baltimore County. She is survived by children J. Kenneth, O. James and Ralph E., of here, Carroll E. of Norfolk, Va., Charles T. of Fairfield, Pa., Paul C. of Baltimore, Virginia Gent and Sue E. Baust of here; sisters Grace Royer ofhere and Blanche Mackley of York, Pa.; brother John Coe of here; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today and funeral services 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, the Rev. Dixon A. Yaste officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3330 Uniontown Road, Westminster, Md. 21157.
Mary Louise Benson, 82, a retired administrative assistant and women's group member at Westminster United Methodist Church, died Monday at home. Predeceased in 1982 by her husband, Ryle Lynnwood Benson, she is survived by a sister, Margaret A. Riddle of Baltimore and nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at Westminster UMC, the Rev. Dr.Robert E. Zimmerli officiating. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore County. Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster UMC, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Kathryn L. Cerwonka, 54, a member of St. John Catholic Church, died Mondayat home of cancer. Active in the church's Health Care Ministry, she volunteered at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen, was a Eucharistic minister, member of Charismatic Prayer Group and volunteer teacher in religious education. She is survived by her father, Joseph P. Haselberger Sr. of Cumberland, Allegany County; husband Joseph Cerwonka; daughters Carolyn Cerwonka of Tampa, Fla., Julie Brust of here and Susan Guckenberger fo St. Petersburg, Fla.; sons Michael Cerwonka of Laurel, Prince Georges County, Marine 2nd Lt. Christopher Cerwonka of Pensacola, Fla. and David Cerwonka of here; sisters Ann Thomas of Newport, N.C., Mary Will, Helen Thomas, Judith Haselberger and Margaret Thomas of Cumberland; brother Joseph P. Haselberger Jr. of Cumberland; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, with Christian wake at 8:30 p.m., Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Road. A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m.tomorrow at St. John Church, 43 Monroe St., the Rev. Clarence Cerwonka officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cumberland.
Ronald Dale Fletcher, 56, retired from Baltimore County Environmental Protection and Resource Management, died Monday at University Hospital, Baltimore, after a lengthy illness. A past president of Parents Without Partners, he is survived by three children, Kathy, Jon and Keren; brother Tom; sister Lynn; and two grandsons. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Carroll County, P.O. Box 824, Westminster, Md. 21157, orCarroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster.
Raymond "Bud" Nelson Conaway, 76, a World War II veteran, died Fridayat Baltimore County General Hospital after an extended illness. He owned an interior decorating and painting business for 40 years. He belonged to Winfield Volunteer Fire Department, Westminster Moose Lodge1381, Senior Citizens and Owls Senior Citizens Group of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fleming Conaway; daughter Margaret L. Franklin of Mount Airy; sons Richard A. of Mount Airy, Raymond A. of Westminster and Robert L. of here; sisters Esther Brown and Enola Burk of Taneytown; brother George Conaway of here; and eight grandchildren.