Lucille Gischel Norman, 73, Hood College officialLucille...

April 23, 1997

Lucille Gischel Norman, 73, Hood College official

Lucille Gischel Norman, who had been director of admissions at Hood College and Western Maryland College, died of multiple sclerosis Saturday at her home in Westminster. She was 73.

The former Lucille Gischel, a native of Brooklyn Park, graduated with honors from Western Maryland College in 1944. She taught high school in Glen Burnie and Westminster before returning to her alma mater as assistant director of public relations and admissions counselor.

In 1957, she became director of admissions at Hood College and, in 1968, she became registrar as well. Illness forced her to retire in 1974 and that year, Hood awarded her an honorary doctorate.

In 1944, she married Bart Norman, who died last year.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road in Westminster.

She is survived by two sisters, Marion Marvel of Easton and Rose Schoenemann of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews; and great-nephews and great-nieces.

Elizabeth L. Smith, 104, domestic worker

Elizabeth L. Smith, a retired domestic worker who was 104, died of heart failure Saturday at Catonsville Community Convalescent Center.

The former Elizabeth Laws, who moved to Northwest Baltimore from Gloucester, Va., as a teen-ager, worked as domestic for many years and retired in 1953.

She married John B. Smith in the early 1920s; he died in 1975.

She was a longtime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning vegetables.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Carlton Douglas Funeral Home, 1701 McCulloh St.

Survivors include two sons, DeHaven Smith and Robert Smith, both of Baltimore; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret P. Taylor, 69, telephone operator

Margaret Peterson Taylor, 69, a Cumberland native and former telephone operator in Baltimore, died of heart failure Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C., where she had lived since the 1950s.

Services for the former Margaret Peterson will be held today.

Her husband, Kenneth Taylor, whom she married in the 1940s, died in 1995. She is survived by a brother, Rex Peterson of Carney.

Pub Date: 4/23/97

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