Elizabeth F. GeisHomemaker, volunteerElizabeth F. Geis, a...

May 03, 1994

Elizabeth F. Geis

Homemaker, volunteer

Elizabeth F. Geis, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of cardiac arrest at her Guilford home. She was 84.

The former Elizabeth Ford was a descendant of William Hebb of Porto-bello, St. Mary's County, and Johann Christian Friederich Heyer, the first English Lutheran missionary to India.

She was born in Baltimore near Patterson Park and reared at Broadway and North Avenue. Her father, Edwin Henry Ford, owned several skipjacks that transported Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore produce and seafood to Baltimore.

She was a graduate of Eastern High School.

She was a volunteer for many years at the Keswick Home and the Union Memorial Hospital gift shop.

Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, with interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert L. Geis, retired president of John H. Geis & Co.; a daughter, Elizabeth L.

G. Scruggs of Guilford; and two grandchildren.

John Hemmings Sr.

Truck driver

John J. Hemmings Sr., a retired truck driver for Acme Markets, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Severn. He was 69.

He retired in 1981 after 30 years with the supermarket chain.

The Baltimore native attended the Polytechnic Institute and St. Martin's High School, and served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Ruth Mewshaw; a son, John J. Hemmings Jr. of Severn; a daughter, Linda A. Wiles of Millersville; four sisters, Margaret Hamilton and Frances Fleck, both of Baltimore, Helen Kendrick of Pasadena and Ruth Greenfield of Baltimore Highlands; and a grandson.

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