Hallie Algatha Fletcher, 55, worked with mentally...

November 17, 1997

Hallie Algatha Fletcher, 55, worked with mentally ill

Hallie Algatha Fletcher, who worked with the mentally ill, died of a blood clot in a lung Tuesday at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. The Preston resident was 55.

Recently, Mrs. Fletcher was laid off from her job at a group home for the mentally ill and became legal guardian of a patient.

Born Hallie Gibson in Easton, she graduated from high school there and attended Chesapeake Community College. For many years, she was a secretary and clerk at businesses on the Eastern Shore.

She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church in Cambridge.

Services are planned for 1 p.m. today at Hurlock United Methodist Church in Hurlock.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon L. Fletcher; two daughters, Towanna Brown of Baltimore and Joanne Brown of Langhorne, Pa.; a son, Craig Brown of Baltimore; three sisters, Argena Harris, Grace Robinson and May Richardson, all of Philadelphia; two brothers, James Gibson of Easton and William Gibson of Philadelphia; her first husband, George Brown of Silver Spring; and six grandchildren.

Helen Streb, 88, Baltimore native

Helen Streb, a Baltimore native who lived in Rodgers Forge for 48 years, died of pneumonia Nov. 11 in Saratoga, Calif., where she had lived for three years. She was 88.

She was born Helen O'Donnell in Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore, attended Eastern High School and worked for many years as a clerk and secretary at a Highlandtown car dealership.

In 1939, she married Eugene J. Streb, who was assistant station superintendent at the Waverly Post Office. He died in 1969.

Mrs. Streb was a member of the Sodality at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Streb, and two grandsons, all of San Jose, Calif.

Pub Date: 11/17/97

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