Mary Ruth Jackson
Services for Mary Ruth Jackson, who did domestic work for many years before her retirement 20 years ago, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.
Mrs Jackson, who was 83 and had lived in West Baltimore for many years, died Monday of cancer at the Fairmont Nursing Center.
The former Mary Ruth green was a native of Hague, Va., who came to Baltimore as a young woman. She attended Simmons Memorial Baptist Church.
Her husband of 51 years, Jerome Jackson, is a retired Pullman railroad car porter.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a sister, Hilda Lewis of Hague, and several nieces and nephews.
William C. Koenig
Surveyor, chess player
Services for William C. Koenig, a retired land surveyor and chess enthusiast, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.
Mr. Koenig, who was 79 and lived on Arkla Court in Catonsville, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a stroke.
He retired in 1976 after working for the Baltimore Department of Public Works for 30 years.
The civil engineer earlier had done surveying work for state and federal agencies.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute and received an engineering degree in 1937 from the Johns Hopkins University.
A chess player and member of the Arion Chess Club, he promoted chess competitions for many years and served as secretary and later president of the Maryland Chess Association.
Mr. Koenig was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Order of the Alhambra and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Anita De Crescent; a daughter, Linda Koenig Brengle of New Albany, Ind.; and a sister, Jean Doherty of Baltimore.