William Lewis Butler, 47, Horn & Horn managerWilliam Lewis...

September 16, 1997

William Lewis Butler, 47, Horn & Horn manager

William Lewis Butler, the former general manager for the Horn & Horn Smorgasbord in Towson, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Edgewood resident was 47.

Mr. Butler became general manager of the Horn & Horn on Cromwell Bridge Road in 1986 and retired last year because of health problems.

A native of Waldorf, he came to Baltimore in 1967 to attend Morgan State College.

While at Morgan, he worked as general manager at the old White Coffee Pot restaurant in the Northwood Shopping Center until 1973, when he was named to the same position at the White Coffee Pot on Howard Street downtown. In 1976, he became regional supervisor of Baltimore area White Coffee Pot restaurants.

Mr. Butler enjoyed sports and recently became interested in building model cars.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Hilarie Prout, whom he married in 1973; a son, William L. Butler Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Rita E. Butler of Edgewood; and three sisters, Linda Thompson of Capitol Heights, Sylvia A. Barbour of Morningside and Robin Proctor of Fort Washington.

Margaret Hanzsche, 69, historical society member

Margaret Condrin Howell Hanzsche, a lifelong resident of Catonsville, died at home yesterday after a long bout with cancer. She was 69.

The former Margaret Howell was a 1946 graduate of Roland Park Country School and Southern Seminary Junior College in Buena Vista, Va. She worked as a medical secretary in Baltimore before marrying John Delano Hanzsche in 1954.

She had been a member of the board of directors of the Catonsville Historical Society and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Junior League of Baltimore.

Mrs. Hanzsche and her husband, who died in 1989, were members of Friends of Navy Lacrosse in the 1980s when their son, Thomas Howard Jones Hanzsche, played the sport while a midshipman at the Naval Academy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Hanzsche is survived by three sons, John Delano Hanzsche 3rd of Emmitsburg, and James Howell Hanzsche and Thomas Hanzsche, both of Catonsville; three daughters, Laura LeCompte Hanzsche of Catonsville, Mary H. Jessup of Laurel and Sarah H. Fiocco of Westminster; two sisters, Ann Howell Veghte of Strafford, Pa., and Mary LeCompte Howell Buchness of Catonsville; and 11 grandchildren.

Mae Elizabeth Conover, 91, homemaker, active in church

Mae Elizabeth Conover, a homemaker and former Randallstown resident who was active in church affairs, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at a nursing home in Charleston, W.Va. She was 91.

Mrs. Conover lived in Randallstown from 1970 until 1987, when she retired to the nursing home.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Hebbville, where she sang in the choir and was active in United Methodist Women.

She also was a Red Cross volunteer and enjoyed baby-sitting neighbors' children.

The former Mae E. Leever was a native of Dayton, Ohio, where she graduated from high school.

In 1925, she married Logan Conover, a concrete worker, who died in 1963.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Salem United Methodist Church, 7509 Windsor Mill Road.

She is survived by two daughters, June A. Seabold of Randallstown and Jane L. Martin of South Charleston, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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