Leila G. ProctorBaer School teacherLeila G. Proctor, a...

October 05, 1994

Leila G. Proctor

Baer School teacher

Leila G. Proctor, a former teacher in the Baltimore County and Baltimore City public school systems, died Sunday at Fallston General Hospital of Alzheimer's disease. The longtime Essex resident was 79.

She retired in 1980 after 17 years on the faculty of the William S. Baer School in Baltimore. Earlier, she had taught at Middlesex and Essex elementary schools in the county.

The former Leila Gray was born in Cullasaja, N.C. She earned a bachelor's degree at Western Carolina Teachers College and later did graduate work at the University of Maryland and Loyola College.

Her husband, Victor A. Proctor, whom she married in 1945, died Sept. 18.

She was a Sunday school teacher, adult leader in the Methodist Youth Fellowship and choir member at Essex United Methodist Church.

Services were scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

She is survived by three sons, Arthur Proctor of Jarrettsville, Richard Proctor of Cockeysville and Spencer Proctor of Cleveland; a daughter, Sherrill Warch of Middletown, R.I.; a brother, Thomas Gray of Creston, N.C.; a sister, Louise Hamrick of Richmond, Va.; and six grandchildren.

Michele D. Keeney

Howard High junior

Michele D. Keeney, a 16-year-old junior at Howard High School, died Sunday of cancer at her Ellicott City home.

Born in Niskayuna, N.Y., she was reared in Clifton Park, N.Y. Her family moved to Ellicott City in 1984.

She was diagnosed with cancer about four years ago. At Camp Sunrise, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, she was known for the pranks she played on counselors, doctors and nurses, and for the concern she showed for her friends.

She was fond of animals -- at home there were two dogs, a cat, three rabbits and two hamsters -- and she collected stuffed animals and Barbie dolls.

She was a member of the Girl Scouts and the Youth Group at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. She sang in the Howard County Children's Chorus and participated in synchronized swimming at the Howard County YMCA.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 4795 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City.

She is survived by her parents, David A. and Sandra J. Keeney; two sisters, Stefanie L. and Renee V. Keeney; and her grandparents, Frank and Dorothy Siudy, both of Schenectady, N.Y., David D. Keeney of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and Lucille K. Keeney of Abilene, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Department, 550 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21205.

Isabelle Giffen Fishburn Alexander, who was reared and educated in Baltimore, died Saturday of heart failure at a McLean, Va., retirement community for naval officers and their spouses. She was 94.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Old St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pa. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise Butkiewicz of Chevy Chase.

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