Doris Prout Ogden, 77, founder of advertising firmDoris...

January 26, 1996

Doris Prout Ogden, 77, founder of advertising firm

Doris Prout Ogden, co-founder of an advertising firm that played a major role in successful Democratic political campaigns in Baltimore County during the 1950s and 1960s, died Jan. 18 of pulmonary disease at the Solomons Nursing Center in Calvert County. She was 77 and lived in Owings.

The Ogden Advertising Co., with offices in Towson and Rehoboth, Del., was founded by Mrs. Ogden and her husband, Ashley Guy Ogden Jr., who died in 1974.

After her husband's death, she sold the firm but remained active in it until her death. She also moved from Hampton in Baltimore County to her family home, Elmwood, in Owings in Calvert County.

She oversaw renovation of Elmwood and was cited for her contributions to the archaeological study and preservation of Native American and Colonial artifacts found on the site.

She was a member of the Baltimore and Rehoboth country clubs and collected coins and stamps.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, Calvert County.

She is survived by two brothers, C. Herbert Prout of Boulder Creek, Calif., and Dr. Thaddeus E. Prout of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

John M. Herbert Sr., 92, a retired Western Electric Co. manager and a Chicago native, died Monday at Charlestown Retirement Community of complications from internal bleeding.

A Mass of Christian burial for the longtime resident of Hamilton and Carney was offered yesterday. His wife, the former Alba Rose Fabre, whom he married in 1943, died in 1960. He is survived by a son, John M. Herbert Jr. of Atlanta; a daughter, Michelle Futeral of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Jarmila "Mila" Hoza Craster, 57, a flower designer and lecturer who lived in Bel Air, died Jan. 8 at the Community Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., from complications during cancer surgery.

A memorial Mass was offered Saturday for Mrs. Craster, whose father founded the Bata Shoe Co. Inc. in Belcamp in Harford County.

Her husband, Charles V. Craster Jr., died in 1994. She is survived by a daughter, Jenna Craster, a student at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.; and a stepdaughter, Dana Craster of Charlottesville, Va.

Dr. John W. Richards, 81, a retired professor of physics at St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, died of a stroke Jan. 17 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg.

A memorial service was held Saturday. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Owen Richards of Emmitsburg; two daughters, Dr. Katherine Fishburn of East Lansing, Mich., and Marjory J. Richards of San Francisco; and a grandson.

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