Joan Marie BushTire firm bookkeeperJoan Marie Bush, who...

April 02, 1994

Joan Marie Bush

Tire firm bookkeeper

Joan Marie Bush, who had been a bookkeeper for a tire company in Baltimore, died Wednesday at her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 69.

She had moved from Dundalk to Martinsburg three years ago when she retired from Plotkins Tires.

She was born Joan Marie Tucker in Bridgeport, W.Va., and reared there. She and her husband, Vane K. Bush, who survives her, moved to Dundalk in 1953.

Services were planned for 1 p.m. today at the Allen Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Her son, the Rev. Vane K. Bush Jr., of Clarksburg, W.Va., was to preside.

Other survivors include a daughter, Melana Marie Brand of Martinsburg; her stepmother, Lelia Tucker of Grafton, W.Va.; two sisters, Martha Johnson of Shinnston, W.Va., and Ara Belle Henry of Baltimore; a half-brother, Jack Tucker of Grafton; and three grandchildren.

Helen A. Vance

Church member

Helen Ashmore Vance, a native Baltimorean and member of the First Church of the Brethren, died March 25 at the Brethren Home in New Oxford, Pa., of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 80.

The former Helen Ashmore graduated with honors from Forest Park High School in 1934. She worked for the Maryland Casualty Co. before her marriage of 51 years to John T. Vance, who died in 1991.

Graveside services were planned for 11 a.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore County.

She is survived by two sons, John Vance III of Baldwin and Barry McLane Vance of Winchester, Va.; a brother, Walter D. Ashmore Jr. of New Oxford; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the First Church of the Brethren, 4500 Liberty Heights Ave.


Norman A. Johns

Retired supervisor

Norman A. Johns, a retired machine shop supervisor, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 74.

A resident of Severna Park since 1962, he retired in 1982 from the Chesapeake Paper Board Co. where he had worked for nearly 30 years. He earlier had been a machine shop supervisor for Charles Ziess & Sons.

The Baltimore native was raised in the city and in Pasadena and was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, the former Eleanor A. Nadolny; three daughters, Patricia Hessian and Sandra Lucy, both of Pasadena, and Norma Shade of Severna Park; a sister, Eva Listman; and a brother, William Johns, both of Severna Park; and four grandchildren.

Ann J. Corbin

Secretary of son's firm

Ann Jeanette Corbin, who had been secretary of her son's heating and air conditioning company, died Tuesday at Levindale after a stroke. The Severn resident was 70.

She retired in 1986 as corporate and office secretary of the Glenn Corbin Jr. Environmental Services.

She was born Ann Jeanette Kroner in Baltimore.

Services were planned for noon today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

Survivors include her son, Glenn Corbin Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Ann J. Scanland of Severn; two brothers, Nelson Kroner of Highland, Ill., and Leonard Hughes of Pasadena; three sisters, Noreen Sheeler of Baltimore, Charmine Willingham of Catonsville and Carlyn Bull of Dagsboro, Del.; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Eugene F. Kane

American Credit officer

Eugene F. Kane, retired executive vice president of the American Credit Indemnity Co. of New York, a subsidiary of Commercial Credit Co., died March 26 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 84 and lived in Jarrettsville.

Mr. Kane, who retired in 1972, started working for American Credit in 1927 in St. Louis. In 1940, he was transferred to Baltimore, the headquarters of American Credit.

He was a native of St. Louis and a graduate of St. Louis University.

His wife, the former Helen Flood, died in 1990.

Mr. Kane is survived by a son, Thomas E. Kane of Jarrettsville; two daughters, Eileen Peters of Woodbridge, Va., and Joan Kelly of Baltimore; a sister, Katherine Kane of Towson; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

Helen G. Warfield

World traveler

Helen G. Warfield, a former Baltimorean who enjoyed traveling, died March 5 from complications of a broken hip at Crosslands, a retirement home in Kennett Square, Pa., where she had lived since 1977. She was 88.

"She went ballooning in France when she was in her 70s, cruised to Antarctica and took a 90-day, around-the-world cruise," said William M. Gardner of Lantana, Fla., her nephew.

The former Helen Gardner was the daughter of a noted Baltimore gynecologist, Dr. William S. Gardner. She was born on Preston Street, grew up on Calvert Street and was a 1922 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School.

In 1937, she married Col. Charles Ridgely Howard, whose brother, William Ross Howard, was married to movie star Dorothy Lamour.

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