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April 05, 1995

Virginia Hersperger

Taught Latin

Virginia Rodgers Hersperger, a former teacher who was active in church and community work, died Saturday at Keswick of Alzheimer's disease. She was 88.

While studying for a degree in education in the evening school at the Johns Hopkins University, Mrs. Hersperger taught Latin as a substitute teacher at Clifton Park Junior High School. After graduating in 1928, she was a full-time teacher at Clifton Park for about 10 years.

She was a former president of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and of the Women's Society of Christian Service, now United Methodist Women, at Grace United Methodist Church. She represented the society at the dedication of the present church and was the first woman to serve as a church trustee.

The former Virginia Rodgers Fry was a native of Baltimore and a 1924 graduate of Western High School, where her accomplishments as a student of Latin were noted by a supervisor in the school system who recruited her for her first job.

Services were set for 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

She is survived by her husband, W. Grafton Hersperger; and a son, Grafton R. Hersperger of Baltimore. Ebenezer Otto Markin, former general manager of Roane's Rigging & Transfer Inc., died Sunday of congestive heart and liver failure at his apartment in Belvedere Towers. He was 40.

He began his career in 1973 as a rigging apprentice with the Erdman Avenue heavy equipment and machinery mover.

He was promoted to supervisor and later general manager, a position he held until two years ago when he took a medical leave.

Born and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Markin attended city schools and was a 1973 graduate of Patterson High School.

"He lived and breathed his work and he was good at it," said his mother, Doris Roane, executive vice president of the firm.

Mr. Markin was a communicant of St. Elizabeth and St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic churches.

Services are private.

Other survivors include his wife of 20 years, the former Sandra M. Keating; two brothers, Doctor J. A. Roane of Roland Park and Michael W. Fair of York, Pa. ; and a sister, Kimberlee K. Roane of Roland Park.

Jennie J. Harryman

Spoke 3 languages

Jennie J. Harryman, a native of Antwerp, Belgium, who had lived in Linthicum Heights since her marriage in 1920, died Sunday of heart failure at Harbor Hospital Center. She was 93.

The former Jennie Jacobs married William W. Harryman, whom she met while he was serving in the Army in Belgium during World War I. Mr. Harryman died in 1981.

Mrs. Harryman, who spoke both Flemish and French in addition to English, was fond of doing needlework.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, Linthicum Heights.

She is survived by a son, Thomas F. Harryman of Linthicum Heights; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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