Marie Roberts Hollie, 76, homemaker, domesticMarie Roberts...

December 14, 1997

Marie Roberts Hollie, 76, homemaker, domestic

Marie Roberts Hollie, a homemaker and lifelong Baltimore resident, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness at Maryland General Hospital. She was 76.

The former Marie Roberts graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School. She married Leroy Hollie in 1936. She worked as a domestic for many years and lived in the McCulloh Homes housing development in West Baltimore.

Mrs. Hollie enjoyed reading, playing bingo and traveling.

Services are scheduled for 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1512 Druid Hill Ave.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ronald Hollie; a daughter, Marie Glenn; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Josephine M. Van Ness, 72, real estate broker

Josephine M. Van Ness, a former Baltimorean and a West Coast real estate broker, died Tuesday of heart failure at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 72.

The former Josephine Merryman was the daughter of Louis McLane Merryman and Josephine Brodix Merryman. The Merryman family line is one of Maryland's oldest.

Mrs. Van Ness was reared on her family's farm, Mint Meadows, in Sparks and was a graduate of Gunston Hall School on the Eastern Shore. In 1949, she married David Porter Van Ness Sr. and moved to Santa Barbara in 1960. He died in 1975.

She served on the Carpinteria Valley Board, was a member of the Santa Barbara Polo Club and for many years was a well-known real estate broker in Montecito, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Sherwood Episcopal Church, Sherwood and York roads, Cockeysville.

She is survived by a son, David Porter Van Ness Jr. of Morro Bay, Calif.; a daughter, Rosalie Mason Van Ness of Mount Hood, Ore.; a brother, Pitt McLane Merryman of Alamagordo, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Office of Development, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 111 Market Place, Suite 901, Baltimore 21202.

Pub Date: 12/14/97

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