Mary P. W. KendallMVA supervisorMary P.W. Kendall, a...


January 13, 1993

Mary P. W. Kendall

MVA supervisor

Mary P.W. Kendall, a retired supervisor at the Motor Vehicle Administration who was active in genealogical groups, died Sunday at Keswick of kidney disease complications.

Mrs. Kendall, who was 87, retired in 1971 after starting her career with the old Department of Motor Vehicles in the late 1930s.

A native of Charles County, the former Mary Philomena Ward was reared in Baltimore and educated at St. Ann's School and St. Catherine's Normal Institute.

She was married in 1929 to Edmund A. Kendall Sr., who died in 1946.

She had traced her ancestry back to the first Lord Baltimore and was an expert on the Egerton Family. She was a member of the DuBois Family Association, the Maryland Historical Society, the St. Mary's County Historical Society, the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society, the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Society of the Ark and Dove.

She was fond of gardening. She took courses at the College of Notre Dame Renaissance Institute and wrote letters to the editor of The Baltimore Sun.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5500 York Road in Govans.

She is survived by two sons, Edmund Alfred Kendall Jr. of Towson and John Egerton Kendall Sr. of Fallston; and a sister, Teresa Feehly of Pinellas, Fla.

Maudean L. Rice

Longtime foster mother

Maudean Louise Rice, who took many foster children into her home, died last Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital after a heart attack.

She was 52 and lived on Ellicott Driveway.

She cared for foster children, sometimes as many as four at a time, for 18 years. Some were short-term residents of her home and some were adopted.

The former Maudean Louise West was a native of Baltimore who attended Douglass High School. Her husband, Raymond Rice, who was a truck driver for United Iron and Metal Co., died in 1986.

Graveside services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5829 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park. Services were also conducted last night at the Gillis Memorial Community Church.

She is survived by two sons, Isaac Roberts and Phillip Rice; two daughters, Mary Roberts and Alicia Rice; two sisters, Juanita W. Taylor and Thelma Thomas; three brothers, Leonard, Reginald and Clarence West Jr. All are of Baltimore.

John K. Dent Sr.

Worked for SSA

John K. Dent Sr., a retired disabilities specialist for the Social Security Administration (SSA), died Sunday after a heart attack at his Towson home.

Mr. Dent, 62, retired in 1990 after working at SSA headquarters for 28 years and earlier as a claims supervisor for GEICO insurance.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and the University of Baltimore law school. He served in the Air Force in the Korean War.

In his youth, he spent many summers with relatives in St. Mary's County and more recently served on the St. Mary's City Commission. He also did volunteer work at the Stella Maris Hospice.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Dent was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Gibson; three sons, John K. Dent Jr. of Perry Hall, Stephen B. Dent of Baltimore and Michael C. Dent of Towson; his stepmother, Eva S. Dent of Catonsville; a sister, Diana Y. May of Ellicott City; and two granddaughters.

James T. Clark

Ex-Capitol Hill counsel

James T. Clark, a native of the Ellicott City area who retired in 1975 as counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on the District of Columbia, died Saturday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He was 84 and lived in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Clark took the post with the congressional committee in the mid-1960s after working for four years in the office of the Supreme Court reporter.

He held a law degree from Georgetown University and had practiced law in Washington since 1936.

Born at Font Hill, the family home near Ellicott City, Mr. Clark was a graduate of the Ellicott City High School.

A 1928 graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, he participated in a pioneering Reserve Officers' Training Corps program there and was commissioned in the Naval Reserve.

From 1928 until 1929, he taught history at the Severn School and coached its championship lacrosse team.

He served in the Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of commander.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at St. John's Cemetery, 3480 St. John's Lane in Ellicott City.

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