FERRUM — Frank Benjamin Hurt, 92, a Western Maryland College tennis coach andpolitical science professor for 35 years, died Feb. 16 of cancer at his Virginia home. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Wescott; a sister; and niece and nephew-in-law. A memorial service is planned at WMC in the spring.
Charles H. Corum, 84, died Thursday at Citizens Nursing Home. He is survived by his ex-wife, Belva Corum of Taneytown; a daughter; twosons, including David Corum of Taneytown; three step-daughters, including Rebecca Dutterer of Westminster; four sisters; and seven grandchildren.
Mary P. Cole, 86, a former Sunday school teacher at Grace United Methodist Church, died Tuesday at Shady Grove Adventists Hospital in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County. A memberof Grace UM Women, she belonged to the Grace Homemakers Club and waspast matron of Lebanon Chapter 108, Order of the Eastern Star. The wife of the late Wilbur W. Cole, she is survived by nine nieces and nephews; 29 great nieces and nephews; 39 great-great- nieces and nephews; and three great-great-great nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 4700 Black Rock Rd., Hampstead21074.
Jacob Clinton Diehl, 14 months, son of Lawrence P. and Dorothy R. Menchey Diehl Jr., died Monday at home. Born Dec. 12, 1990, in Westminster, he is survived by a brother, Randy P. Diehl; grandparents Charles and Naomi Menchey of Westminster, Lawrence P. Diehl Sr. and Margaret L. Baublits of here; and great-grandmother Leulla Baublits of here. He was predeceased by his great-grandfather, Melvin Baublits. Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 30 CarrollSt., Westminster 21157.
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Mabel N. Quarry, 89,a registered nurse, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital.A member of Taylorsville United Methodist Church and the UM Women, she is survived by daughters Donna L. Humphries of here, Martha A. Cohen of Damascus, Montgomery County, and Judy N. Ingram of Woodsboro, Frederick County; three half-sisters of North Dakota; 11 grandchildrenand 14 great-grandchildren.
Anne B. Feustle, 92, died Tuesday at her Baltimore County home. She is survived by two daughters; sons J. Robert Feustle of here and E. Richard Feustle of Hampstead; two brothers; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building fund, Glyndon, Md. 21071.
Margaret Wicker Smith, 85,died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital after a brief illness. She is survived by three daughters, including Nancy Luther of Finksburg; two sisters; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Aulda June Horton, 69, wife of Jack William Horton, died Thursday at Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. She had employed at the Department of the Navy, William Church Printing and William Schneider Co. Predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline Lee Horton, she also is survived by five sisters. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at Haight Funeral Home, Route 32. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bud Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Anne Arundel County.
Evelyn S. Howsden, 53, a long-time secretary, died Tuesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore. Born in Canada to Jessie Matterface Smithand the late Hubert Smith, she was married to Jerold A. Howsden. Shewas active in Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church and the FreedomDistrict Lioness Club. Other survivors are son David A. Howsden of Westminster; daughter Sandra A. Widner of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; and one granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o 961 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg 21784.
Grace E. Riley, 76, died Tuesday at home. Predeceased by her husband, French L. Riley, she is survived by daughter Shirley Holmes of here; two sons of Howard County; sister ShirleyHobson of Mount Airy; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Wortha D. Leist, 87, retired from Revonah Spinning Mills in Hanover, Pa., died Tuesday at home. She is survived by two daughters; four sisters; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Lillian M. Chen, 89, a long-time employee of Wright's Furniture Store inUnion Bridge, died suddenly Feb. 16 at home. A member of Union Bridge United Methodist Church and Plymouth Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, she is survived by daughters Arlene Hamilton of here and Janice Rinell of Connecticut; son Col. Byron L. Chen of California; a sisterand brother; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam John Chen.