Barbara Bluntschli

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April 22, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationhasn't been published about someone in your family who has passed away, please call The Anne Arundel County Sun at 761-1732 or 332-6211 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6211; you may also fax your information to us at 332-6677.

Services for Barbara Haile Bluntschli of Easton, formerly of SevernaPark, took place April 20 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bluntschli, 49, died of cancer April 16 at her home.

She was born in Nutter Fort, W.Va., and raised in Bladensburg, where she graduated from high school.

Mrs. Bluntschli was an active member of the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church congregation. She served as a deacon, and was active inthe church's women's association.

She also belonged to the Annapolis Yacht Club and was a member of the A.30 Association.

Survivorsinclude her husband, Ralph Alex Bluntschli; her mother, Betty Marie Oliveto of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Dyanna L. Haile of Glen Burnie; ason, Steven R. Haile of Annapolis; two step-daughters, Linda B. Kreter of Severna Park and Laura B. Pierpont of Burtonsville; a sister, Phyllis M. Seaton of Laurel; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 100 South Hanson Street, Easton, Md. 21601.

HELEN M. TURNER

CAFETERIA WORKER, 75

A Mass of Christian burial for retired cafeteria worker Helen Marie "Granny" Turner of Linthicum was offered April 14 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Mrs. Turner, 75, died April 11 of pneumonia at Harbor Hospital Center.

She was originally from Baltimore and worked for the Anne Arundel County public school system for 27 years. She was known as the "Ice Cream Lady" at Andover High and Lindale Junior High schools.

Mrs. Turner was a member of the St. Philip Neri congregation.

Survivors include a son, William J. Turner of Linthicum; three daughters, Joanne M. Hobbs of Hanover, Pa., Linda C. Seymour of Churchton, and Sandy H. Durschlag of Glen Burnie; a sister, Marie Irving of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

LAWRENCE KREPNER

TELEPHONE WORKER, 67

Services for Lawrence Walter Krepner of Severna Park, a retired worker at the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., took place April 20 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park.

Mr. Krepner, 67, died of cancer April 15 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Baltimore. He started working for the telephone company as a teen-ager, retiring in 1983. During World War II, Mr. Krepner also served in the U.S. Navy between 1942 and 1945.

He was educated at St. Elizabeth's School in Baltimore, the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Krepner's interests included his family, traveling, sailing, and restoring, repairing and collecting antique clocks.

His wife, the former Gwynneth Moulton, died in 1986.

Mr. Krepner is survived by a son, Mike Krepner of Waldoboro, Maine; a daughter, Patricia Krepner of Bangor, Maine; a brother, Francis Krepner of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Croghan of Severna Park; and companion Lucy Long, also of Severna Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were by the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

WILLIAM SHIPLEY SR.

SAFETY OFFICER, 68

Services for William Earl Shipley Sr. of Jessup, a health and fire safety officer for the state Department of General Services, took place April 17 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Shipley, 68, died April 14 at Church Home Hospital after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Jessup, Mr. Shipley served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He later worked for the Department of General Services.

Mr. Shipley also served as the chief of the Jessup Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and was a member of the International Arson Investigators Association.

His interests included hunting, gardening, farming and dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Ursula M. Shipley; 10 children, Kenneth E. Shipley, William E. Shipley Jr., Lawrence R. Shipley, Dale E. Shipley, E. Leroy Shipley, David W. Shipley, Hilda M. Redmen, Donna R. Curley, Richard B. Shipley and Marvin L. Shipley, all ofwhom live in the Jessup and surrounding areas; two step-children, Margarete Stark and Katherine Templer, both of the Eastern Shore; two brothers, Edwin E. Shipley and Wayne L. Shipley, a sister, Catherine S. Gale, and his mother, Ruth D. Shipley, all of Jessup; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Jessup Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 146,Jessup, Md. 20794, will be greatly appreciated.

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