Elinor F. ButlerFormer librarianElinor Fountain Butler...


September 16, 1992

Elinor F. Butler

Former librarian

Elinor Fountain Butler, former librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and for Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church, 203 Chatsworth Ave., Reisterstown.

The daughter of Alexander and Anna Fountain, the 76-year-old Easton native attended public schools there until she left for the University of Alabama. She graduated in 1937 from the Pratt Library Training Class.

Her first husband, Dr. Irvine Martin Lau, died in September 1952.

She married Alfred M. Butler in 1968. He died in August 1991.

Mrs. Butler is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lau Chandonnet of Annapolis; two brothers, John Robert Fountain and James Hopkins Fountain, both of Easton; one granddaughter, Bridget Chandonnet; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Barbara E. Chaney

Teacher, soprano

Barbara E. Chaney, a former substitute teacher, died Sunday of respiratory arrest and complications from cancer at her home on Walnut Avenue in Overlea.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Chaney, who was 73, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Belair Road at Willow Avenue in Overlea.

The former Barbara E. Armiger was a native of Baltimore, a 1937 graduate of Seton High School and a 1941 graduate of Towson State with a bachelor's degree in education.

She married Philip J. Chaney Jr. on Sept. 13, 1940. Sunday was her 52nd wedding anniversary.

After raising eight children, she was a third-grade substitute teacher in the early 1980s at the Sandy Plains Elementary School in Dundalk and at other Baltimore County public schools.

A soprano, she returned to school herself in the early 1980s to study voice and musical theater at Essex Community College. She sang in the choir at St. Michael's Church.

She also was a member of the Baltimore Bowling Bells, a women's bowling league.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Kathleen P. Varney of Baltimore and Mary B. Parrott of Parkville; five sons, Michael F. Chaney of Whiteford, Brian S. Chaney of Fullerton, Phillip J. Chaney III of Parkville, Kevin A. Chaney of Overlea and Timothy J. Chaney of Smithsburg; a brother, George Armiger of Ellicott City; three sisters, Grace Etzel and Joanne Armiger, both of Carney, and Theresa Armiger of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Sharon M. Jackson

Gymnastics teacher

Sharon Marie Jackson, a gymnastics teacher, died of cancer Sunday at her home in Salisbury. She was 41.

Services are scheduled for noon today at St. John's Catholic Church, 13311 Long Green Pike, Hydes.

A cum laude graduate of Towson State University with a degree in French, Mrs. Jackson was a member of the 1969 Towson State gymnastics team that won a national championship. She then taught French in Baltimore County and was the director of the Gurstung Gymnastic Center in Severna Park.

She was a graduate of Dulaney Valley High School and St. John's Evangelist grade school.

Mrs. Jackson lived in the Baltimore area until 1987, when she and her family moved to Salisbury. She then worked as a cancer support group volunteer at Peninsula Regional Medical Center there.

In addition to her husband of 20 years, Mike Jackson, she is survived by two children, Lori Cristine and Scott Jackson; her parents, Anthony and Catherine Gullaze of Phoenix; and a brother, Robert Gullaze of Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Naomi Wilson

Towson resident

Naomi Wilson, who had just been baptized in the Baptist faith, died Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications during a broken hip operation.

Services are at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

A native of Baltimore, the 89-year-old was living at the Dulaney Towson Nursing Home, where plans are being made for a memorial service, the first of its kind for a resident.

Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her two husbands, Samuel Hadfield and John Wilson, and her sisters Ruth Selph and Selma Gordon.

Her survivors include her son, Franklin Hadfield of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Aaron Marks

Baltimore native

Aaron Marks, a Baltimore native and a retired Miami letter carrier, died Thursday after a heart attack at his home in Miami at age 80.

Mr. Marks retired about 15 years ago after working in the postal service since the late 1940s.

He moved to Miami in 1946 after serving in the Army Air Forces during World War II. A graduate of City College, he lived in the Walbrook area in his youth.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bernardine Pong; two sisters, Ruby M. Galton of San Diego, Calif., and Selma D. Marks of Miami; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services were conducted, but the family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to B'nai B'rith.

Wesley W. Krejci

World War II veteran

Wesley W. Krejci, retired from the Social Security administration after 39 years, died of emphysema on Sept. 3 at his home in Fells Point. He was 69.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane.

A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Krejci had lived in Pikesville for many years before moving to his current residence in Fells Point.

His wife, the former Katherine Conovich, died in 1988.

Mr. Krejci is survived by his son, Wesley W. G. Krejci of Fells Point.

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