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October 21, 1992

Margaret Kaestner

Baltimore native

Margaret Ellen Kaestner, who had been active in several organizations in North Baltimore, died Monday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Corsica Hills in Centreville.

Services for Mrs. Kaestner, who was 98 and had maintained homes in Homeland and Sherwood Forest, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

A former volunteer at Keswick, she had also been a member of Circle Five at the Second Presbyterian Church, the Three Arts Club of Homeland and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

The former Margaret Ellen Lambdin was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, Ernest A. Kaestner, was president of the E. A. Kaestner Co., a family-owned dairy farm equipment manufacturer. He died in 1952.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Susan Margaret Engel of Severna Park; a grandson, John H. Engel III of Bethesda; and four great-grandchildren.

Edward M. Webster

Real estate appraiser

Edward M. Webster, a real estate appraiser and retired contractor, died Monday of cancer at North Arundel Hospital.

Services for Mr. Webster, who was 72 and lived in Pasadena, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

He retired about 20 years ago as a contractor but continued to do appraisals and serve on the board of the Glen Burnie Savings and Loan Association, now the Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank.

He was a life member of the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and a member of Pasadena United Methodist Church, the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

The Dundalk native moved to Pasadena as a child with his family. He was educated at Glen Burnie High School and the old Maryland Institute on Market Place. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Ethel D. Groh; and three brothers, T. Albert Webster of Severna Park, Leonard G. Webster of Dundalk and Gamby P. Webster of Griffith, Ind.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Frank B. Radebaugh

Greenhouse worker

Frank B. Radebaugh, who worked in a family-owned greenhouse, died Monday of a heart ailment at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Services for Mr. Radebaugh, who was 75 and lived on Savo Court in Timonium, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

For about a dozen years, he had worked at Radebaugh's North, the Freeland greenhouses of George W. Radebaugh & Sons Inc., the Towson florists.

Born in Forest Hill, he was a graduate of Bel Air High School. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, the former June Duvall; a brother, Garnett Radebaugh of Yuma, Ariz., and Dayton, Wash.; a sister, Helen J. Carnes of Sebring, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Ida G. Ghingher

Active in church

Ida G. Ghingher, 98, who was active at Grace United Methodist Church and in several organizations, died Sept. 23 of heart failure at the Wesley Home.

Services for Mrs. Ghingher were conducted Sept. 28 at the church, where she had been named an honorary member of the administrative board after serving on it and as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service, now the United Methodist Women. Before joining Grace Church in 1943, she had been a member of the Walbrook Methodist Church, where she had been a soprano soloist in the choir. She had studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory.

She was a former president of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, and one of the first women to serve on a Baltimore grand jury.

She also had headed the women's division of the 1939 and 1940 Red Cross fund drives and was a member of the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Auxiliary of the Franklin Square Hospital.

The former Ida G. Lippy was a native of Baltimore.

Her husband, John J. Ghingher, a former state bank commissioner and the first Baltimore City treasurer, died in 1968.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Frances B. Ghingher of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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