Virginia J. DunningServed in 2 warsVirginia Jessop...


June 25, 1993

Virginia J. Dunning

Served in 2 wars

Virginia Jessop Dunning, a former Army officer and sportswoman, died June 16 of pneumonia at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 71.

Mrs. Dunning, who lived on Brightwood Drive in Brooklandville, served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. She ended her service with the rank of captain.

The former Virginia Jessop was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Towson High School and the Bard Avon School.

In her youth, she won state championships in jousting and fencing in foils.

Her husband, H. A. Brown Dunning Jr., is a retired vice president of the Hynson, Westcott and Dunning pharmaceutical company.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Virginia Ridgway of Thomaston, Ga.; a son, H. A. Brown Dunning III of Freeland; a sister, Mary Everts of Phoenix; two brothers, Harry Jessop of Baltimore and Richard Jessop of Norfolk, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Dunning were held Monday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home.

Frank Pratt Rexford

GAO accountant

Frank Pratt Rexford, an accountant with the federal General Accounting Office in Washington, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home on Westchester Avenue in Catonsville.

He was 59 and had worked for several federal agencies since 1968.

A native of East Orange, N.J., who was reared there and in the Baltimore area, he was a graduate of Catonsville High School and the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied accounting at night while working for Bethlehem Steel.

He was financial secretary at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, Westchester and Rockwell avenues in Catonsville.

Mr. Rexford is survived by his wife, the former Carol Huffman; two sons, Daniel Pratt Rexford of Catonsville and David Mark Rexford of Normal, Ill.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Ellsworth Knight Jr.

Insurance agent

Ellsworth C. Knight Jr., a retired partner in an insurance agency, died Wednesday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 82.

The Idlewylde resident retired in 1974 as a partner in Kroh, Miller and Knight, with which he had been associated since 1949. Earlier, he worked in his father's firm, Franz & Knight.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and St. John's College in Annapolis.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in North Africa. He was discharged as a captain with decorations that included the Bronze Star.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson.

Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, the former Catherine E. Scheuerman; a daughter, Joane Schumacher of Parkton; a brother, Robert S. Knight Sr. of Hampton; and a grandson.

Alice I. O'Meara

Former Baltimorean

A graveside service for Alice Isabel O'Meara, who lived in Baltimore for many years, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the New Cathedral Cemetery, 4300 Old Frederick Road.

Mrs. O'Meara was 99 when she died Oct. 8 of heart failure at a nursing home in Saluda, Va.

Her husband, James J. O'Meara, served on the Baltimore City Council from 1923 to 1931. He became acting president of the council when the president, Howard Bryant, died in 1930. Mr. O'Meara also served from time to time as acting mayor.

After his death in 1938, Mrs. O'Meara worked as a secretary and accountant. She retired and moved in 1960 to Solomons. In 1980, Mrs. O'Meara moved to Atlanta to be near a son. She moved in 1987 to a retirement community in Farnham, Va., near the home of another son.

The former Alice Isabel Ruddock was a native of Washington who grew up in Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, John F. O'Meara Sr. of White Stone, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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