Elizabeth V. Gaither, 72, history teacher and...

March 03, 1997

Elizabeth V. Gaither, 72, history teacher and deacon

Elizabeth Vaughn Gaither, a retired history teacher in Baltimore public schools and a deacon at her church, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Rock Glen Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Baltimore. The lifelong Baltimorean was 72.

Mrs. Gaither taught in middle school for many years and retired in 1985.

After retiring, she became involved in religious activities, serving as an instructor for the Progressive National Convention and director of religious education at Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where she was ordained a deacon.

Born Elizabeth Vaughn in Baltimore, she attended public schools and earned a bachelor's degree from what was then Morgan State College in 1961. She received a master's degree in history from Loyola College.

She was married for at least 40 years to John H. Gaither, who died in 1985.

Services will be at 7: 30 p.m. today at Sharon Baptist Church, Stricker and Presstman streets, where her brother, the Rev. Dr. Alfred C. D. Vaughn, is senior pastor.

Other survivors include two other brothers, Lorman Vaughn and Dr. DeHaven Vaughn; and three sisters, Arnita Hicks, Carrietta Ivey and Alfredia Graham, all of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

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Pub Date: 3/03/97

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