HIALEAH — Gene D. Warren, 56, died Tuesday in Florida. He is survived by his parents, William and Lois Baldwin of Baltimore County; brothers, RogerL. Warren of Manchester and Jack D. Warren of Baltimore County; and three sisters.
Cecil Ayers, 75, a World War II Army veteran, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was retired as an equipment operator from the Baltimore City Water Department. He is survived by his wife, Lela V. Ledford Ayers; daughters, Carolyn A. McComas and Colleen Shrader of here; five brothers; and five grandchildren.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Palmer J. Delph, 70, husband of Ella Kate Delph, died Thursday at University Hospital, Baltimore. He also is survived by his sons, John, Frank and David Delph of here, Sammy Delph of McSherrystown, Pa., Jimmy Delph of Columbia, Howard County, and Emory Delph of Rogersville, Tenn.; daughters, Betty Rose of Catonsville, Baltimore County, and Dorothy Krahn of Barwick, Ontario, Canada; a sister and half-sister; one brother; half-brothers, Hobert Delph of Woodbine and William Delph of here; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
DATELINE: Owings Mills
Roland K. Meekins Sr., 68, died Tuesday at St.Joseph Hospital in Towson. A Baltimore County resident, he was the husband of Dorothy M. Harmon Meekins. He had retired as a captain fromthe Baltimore County Fire Department. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Scalion of Finksburg; son, R. Kenneth Meekins of Hampstead; two sisters; and three grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the St. Joseph Hospital Coronary Care Unit.
Doris F. Adams, 71, died Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital. She was the wife of Robert Wellington Adams. The couplehad been married for 50 years. Until her retirement, she had worked for Westinghouse Corp. here. She also worked for the Sykesville Herald in the 1960s. Additional survivors include sons, Robert F. Adams Jr. of Towson and L. Jeffrey Adams of here; sisters, Sylvia McGinty andDorrie Cappolecchia; and two granddaughters. The family requests memorial contributions to Gaither United Methodist Church.
Emma E. Sentz, 88, died Monday at Village Green Nursing Home in Gettysburg, Pa. She was the wife of the late William G. Sentz. Survivors include sons, J. David and Robert Sentz, both of Gettysburg;William G. Sentz of Barlow, Pa., Ralph E. Sentz of New Cumberland, Pa., and Harold R. Sentz of Littlestown, Pa.; daughters, Janet Parrishof here and Nadine Combs of North Carolina; 30 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Marian M. Ruppert, 80, a member of St. Benjamin's (Krider's) Lutheran Church, died at home Thursday following an extended illness. She is survived by sons, Henry A. Ruppert of here and Vernon J. Ruppert of San Bernardino, Calif.; three brothers; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Ruppert, in 1978. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carroll County Unit, P.O. Box 824, Westminster, Md. 21157.
Vernon Myers Zimmerman, 79, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died suddenly Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. Retired from A.W. Feeser in Silver Run, he belonged to Emmanuel Baust Lutheran Church and was active on the church committee and choir. He was a member of the Never Weary Club and Silver Run Keen Agers. Predeceased byhis wife, Helen C. Zimmerman, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Larry Petry of here; one brother; and grandsons, Trevor, Troy and Trent Zimmerman of here. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Road, and at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Robert Wagner will conduct services at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Emmanuel Baust Church, Tyrone. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baust Church, c/o Larry Petry, treasurer, 801 David Ave., Westminster, Md. 21157, or Carroll Lutheran Village, 205 St. Mark Way, Westminster, Md. 21158.