Mary Anne Shackelford, 71, educator, volunteerMary Anne...

June 14, 1996

Mary Anne Shackelford, 71, educator, volunteer

Mary Anne Shackelford, a retired educator and a volunteer, died Tuesday of cancer at her Lutherville residence. She was 71.

1994 PHOTO Despite being ill for the last five years, she managed to accomplish two dreams -- a voyage to Alaska by steamship and bicycling across the British Isles.

She began teaching at Seton High School after earning a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg in 1945.

She married Lloyd G. Shackelford in 1948 and in 1952 she stopped working to raise their children.

After her children were grown, Mrs. Shackelford returned to teaching at Maryvale Preparatory School for Girls in the late 1960s.

In 1970, she earned a master's degree in education from Loyola College and the next year became director of admissions and a reading specialist at the Calvert School in North Baltimore, retiring from there in 1982.

She was a volunteer at Our Daily Bread and Habitat for Humanity.

The former Mary Anne "Honeychile" Farmer was born in Norfolk, Va.

When her family broke up during the Depression, she was raised by the Sisters of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious order of nuns. She came to Maryland in 1941 to attend college.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium, where she was a communicant.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Larry Shackelford of Baltimore and Russell L. Shackelford of Whitesburg, Ga.; two daughters, Loanne Shackelford of La Veta, Colo., and Amy Wilhite of San Diego; a brother, James Farmer of Lynchburg, Va.; and two sisters, Caroline Mullany of Westminster and Emily Reames of Richmond, Va.

Pub Date: 6/14/96

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