Atha F. 'Toots' ReyHomemaker, A&P workerAtha F. "Toots...

July 09, 1995

Atha F. 'Toots' Rey

Homemaker, A&P worker

Atha F. "Toots" Rey, who worked for the old A&P food store on Dulaney Valley Road for more than 20 years, died Thursday of cancer at Cardinal Shehan Hospice Center. She was 75.

Mrs. Rey, a resident of Ridgley since 1948, was a homemaker who went to work for the A&P when her two sons were in their teens.

"Most of her life was centered around her family," said her son Donald Rey of Perry Hall. "She was the type of individual who would go out of her way to help anybody who asked."

After she retired, she was active in the old Loch Raven Senior Center, often winning mention in its newsletter.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, William F. Rey. They went to Hawaii, Bermuda, Florida and other destinations. After his death in 1988, she continued to travel with her sons and their families.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore.

Other survivors include another son, William Rey of Bel Air; two brothers, Charles Stottelmyer of Westminster and Roscoe Stottelmyer of Baltimore; a sister, Denna Morton of Middle River; and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth R. Warren

Nurse, church lay leader

Elizabeth Rice Warren, a former obstetrics nurse who was a lay leader at St. Philip Episcopal Church in Laurel, died June 30 of heart disease at her Laurel residence. She was 82.

A resident of the community since 1936, she sang in the church choir, was president of the Women's Guild and became the first female senior warden of a church in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

Known as Betty, she was an avid sports fan who helped her husband, Dr. John Warren, establish girls' and boys' recreation clubs in Laurel. Dr. Warren, whom she married in 1935 and who maintained a general practice, died in 1985.

Mrs. Warren was active in the Laurel Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Laurel High School PTA and was a founding member of the Snow Hill Garden Club. She played golf at Laurel Pines Golf Club where she won several women's championships.

Raised on a farm near Burkittsville, she was a 1928 graduate of Middletown High School and was a 1924 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She was head supervisor of obstetrics nursing at the hospital until her marriage.

She is survived by two sons, John M. Warren of Severna Park and Dr. William A. Warren of Laurel; a daughter, Patricia W. Blanchard of Plano, Tex.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Philip Episcopal Church, 6th and Main Streets, Laurel 20707, where plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

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