HAMPSTEAD — Marie L. Morlan, homemaker
Marie L. Morlan, 80, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. Twice widowed, she was the wife of Christopher Mason and John Morlan. Survivors include a daughter, Carrie M. Tucker of Hampstead; a sister, Helen M. Rogers of Hanover, Pa., and two grandchildren.
Mildred H. Ridgely, retired from bank
Mildred Hester Ridgely, 66, died Saturday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Carlton Ridgely. Retired from Maryland National Bank, she was a member of the Mount Airy 55+ Club and enjoyed craft-making and traveling. Additional survivors include sons Donald of California and Dennis of Florida; sisters Helen L. Harshman of Myersville, Julia M. Hanes of Jefferson and Dorothy L. Hoff of Union Bridge; brothers Robert W. Myers of Feagaville and James E. Myers of Myersville; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opposumtown Pike, Frederick. The family requests memorial contributions to Grace Trinity United Church of Christ, 9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick, Md. 21701.
Rachel N. Poage, infant
Rachel Nichole Poage, infant daughter of Gregory A. and Tami Shriver Poage, died Saturday at the Children's Hospital in Washington. She was born Aug. 6 at George Washington Hospital in Washington. Additional survivors include brothers Bradley and Shawn of Pennsylvania; paternal grandmothers June M. Poage of Westminster and Midge Graham of Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents Ronald L. Shriver and Erma J. Shriver; and maternal great-grandmother, Beatrice I. Shriver, all of Pennsylvania and paternal great-grandmother, Viola M. Fazzi of New Jersey. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Krider's Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Children's Hospital, 11 W. Michigan, N.W., Washington.
Helen A. Gardner dies in Florida
Helen Annie Gardner, 56, died Sunday at her home in Live Oak, Fla. She was the wife of Charles H. Gardner. Before moving to Florida, she had been a lifelong resident of Springdale Road, New Windsor and was a charter member of New Windsor Church of God. Additional survivors include a daughter, Sharon M. Myers of Hanover, Pa.; sons Charles W. of New Windsor and Steven J. Sr. of Hanover; sisters Mary I. Patterson of Owings Mills and Doris V. Seymour of New Windsor; brother O. Kenneth Crushong Sr. of Detour; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Services are at 10:30 a.m. today at the New Windsor funeral home of D. D. Hartzler. The family requests memorial contributions to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster.
Ruth M. Arrington, died Aug. 11
Ruth M. Arrington, 85, died Aug. 11 at the Golden Age Guest Home in Woodbine. A member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, she is survived by a daughter, Joanne A. Wolf of Lutherville; son Wayne of Sykesville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ellis R. Gibson Jr., car accident victim
Ellis R. Gibson Jr., 20, died Aug. 12 at the R Adams Cowley Trauma Center in Baltimore from injuries received in an auto accident in May. He was the son and stepson of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis R. Gibson Sr. of Frederick and Barbara Wilson Gibson and Paul Barnes of Taneytown. Additional survivors include a paternal grandmother, Ella Mae Gibson of Gaithersburg, and brothers Billy E. of Rockville and Willie A. of Taneytown.
Frederick T. Mirfin, World War II veteran
Frederick T. Mirfin, 72, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Guyla Few Mirfin and the father of the late Ricky Few. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was formerly employed as a carpenter. Additional survivors include daughters Missi Henry of Silver Run, Joyce E. Wetzel of Taneytown and Pam C. Draper of Wolfsville; sons Randy Few of Texas and Brian D. Few of Wolfsville; a sister, Ethel M. Preston of Sykesville; brothers Henry Mirfin of Middleburg and James Mirfin of Sykesville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ethel E. Neudecker, Westminster grocer
Ethel E. Neudecker, 88, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Guy J. Neudecker and the mother of the late Philip T. Neudecker. Along with her husband and father, she had operated Neudecker and Sharrer's Grocery Store on Pennsylvania Avenue for 35 years. Survivors include her grandchildren, whom she raised, Phyliss Ann Bichacek of New Mexico and Philip T. "Butch" Neudecker Jr., and three great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St.
Ruth R. Edwards, of Arter's Mill Road
Ruth R. Edwards, 92, died Thursday at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the late Haywood T. Edwards and a member of Taneytown United Methodist Church. Survivors include sons Paul J. of Florida and James H. of Silver Run; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Leslie F. Gladden, Montgomery employee
Leslie F. Gladden, 83, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Hamilton Gladden. He had retired from Montgomery County government. Additional survivors include children Barbara Mercer of Westminster, Wayne Gladden of Alabama and Carole Rothstein of Baltimore; a brother, Richardson Gladden of Suitland; sisters Harriett Porter of North Carolina and Sophie Ellis of Virginia; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.