Zita Ensor HuffardDairy farmer in SparksZita Ensor...


August 07, 1993

Zita Ensor Huffard

Dairy farmer in Sparks

Zita Ensor Huffard, who operated a dairy farm in Sparks with her late husband for about 50 years, died Thursday of circulatory illness at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Huffard, 92, lived in Sparks for most of her life. Her husband, Charles Louis Huffard, who died in 1987, retired in the late 1970s.

The couple operated Oakland Heights, the farm where they maintained a herd of registered Ayrshire cattle.

The former Zita Ensor was a native of White Hall who was reared in Sparks, where two earlier generations of the Ensor family lived, and a graduate of Sparks High School.

She attended Dickinson College and graduated from the University of Maryland, where she was May Queen and became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, 8 Sherwood Road, Cockeysville.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen H. Hall of Sparks; a son, William L. Huffard of Pasadena; a sister, Reba Cooper of Winter Park, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Growing Faith Fund of Faith Lutheran Church or to the Stella Maris Hospice Home Care Program.

Karen McIntosh

Secretary at Unity

Karen McIntosh, who was a secretary at Unity by the Bay for about a year until this past spring, died Tuesday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mrs. McIntosh, who was 55 and lived in Crofton, had earlier worked in Washington in the mid-1980s as a secretary at Gallaudet University and in the 1970s as a national sales assistant for WMAL-AM.

Her first job was in Milwaukee, where she was a hospital laboratory assistant, then an office manager in that city for the ALCOA Steamship Co.

A native of Milwaukee, the former Karen Wells was a graduate of Pulaski High School and a business school there. Later, she took courses at Anne Arundel Community College.

Services for Mrs. McIntosh were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Unity by the Bay, 836 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

She is survived by her husband, Charles G. McIntosh; three sons, James Hubbard McIntosh of Glen Burnie and Robert Wells McIntosh and Matthew Goff McIntosh, both of Crofton; her parents, Cedric and Eleanor Wells, both of Milwaukee; a sister, Jane Budecki of Cedarburg, Wis.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the National Cued Speech Association.

MaryJane Thornton

Retired banking officer

MaryJane Thornton, retired community banking officer at the Kingsville branch of Signet Bank, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Timonium.

Mrs. Thornton, 66, retired in 1992 after 23 years with Signet, formerly Union Trust Co.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Stoneleigh, the former MaryJane Beam was a graduate of the Girls Latin School.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

She is survived by a son, Charles H. Thornton of Glyndon; two daughters, Stephanie Thornton Rodgers of Corning, N.Y., and Roberta Snow Thornton Howard of Kingsville; her sister, Elizabeth Beam Wood of Washington; and five grandchildren.

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