Edith E. Owens, 85, Baltimore Sun proofreaderEdith E...

July 02, 1996

Edith E. Owens, 85, Baltimore Sun proofreader

Edith E. Owens, a former proofreader for the Baltimore Sun, died June 20 of heart failure at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in York, Pa., where she had lived for nine years. She was 85 and lived in Codorus, Pa.

The former Edith Leatherman was born in Myersville, Frederick County, and was educated in county schools. She worked as a proofreader for the Baltimore Sun during the early 1940s.

Mrs. Owens, who had resided in Violetville, Glenarm and Reisterstown, moved to Codorus in 1968, when she and her husband purchased a 73-acre farm where they grew vegetables and flowers that they sold in a roadside stand.

Services were held June 24. She is survived by her husband, James T. Owens, whom she married in 1946; a daughter, Eva R. Golden of Severna Park; a brother, Roland Leatherman, and a sister, Margaret Leatherman, both of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Betty Cook, 97, owned drugstore, produce stand

Betty Cook, a Baltimore native who owned a drugstore and produce stand, died of heart failure Wednesday at a hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. She was 97.

The former Betty Horstman married the late Carl Cook in 1919, and they opened Cook's drugstore at Monument Street and Broadway and Cook's Vegetables and Fruit in Lexington Market.

They sold the businesses in 1945 and bought a chicken farm in Hampstead. In 1968, her husband died and she moved to Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road in Pikesville.

She is survived by two nephews, Robert Barnes Jr. of New Castle, Va., and William Simpson of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 7/02/96

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