Marcella Dean Spigelmire, 90, educatorMarcella Dean...

January 13, 1998

Marcella Dean Spigelmire, 90, educator

Marcella Dean Spigelmire, a retired educator, died Thursday of heart failure at Fallston General Hospital. She was 90 and lived in Perry Hall.

Mrs. Spigelmire, who retired as vice principal of Chapel Hill Elementary School in 1974, began her teaching career in Baltimore County public schools in the early 1930s. She worked as a cryptographer at Fort Holabird during World War II and returned to teaching in 1952.

The former Marcella Deanwas born in Cumberland and moved to Dundalk in 1923. She graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1929 and earned a bachelor's degree from the old Towson State Normal School in 1931 and a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1956.

In 1936, she married James Spigelmire, who owned Spigelmire's Bar in Highlandtown. He died in 1992.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the national education honor society, and the Teachers Association of Baltimore County and was a founding member of Women Educators of Baltimore County in the late 1950s.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road in Perry Hall.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynne Spigelmire Viti of Westwood, Mass., and Anne Werps of Perry Hall; and four grandsons.

Nellie Lucille Lott, a homemaker and longtime Annapolis resident, died Thursday of heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 85.

A native of San Francisco, the former Nellie Reilly graduated from San Diego State College in 1934 and married Arnold S. Lott that year. She and her husband, a Navy officer, settled in Maryland in 1945. Mrs. Lott enjoyed reading and gardening, and was a member of the Naval Academy Women's Club, the Naval Academy Garden Club and the International Club of Annapolis.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 144 Conduit St.

Her husband died in 1992. She is survived by a son, Lowell Lott of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Marilyn Lott of Annapolis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Irene A. Scales, 80, Gardenville homemaker

Irene A. Scales, 80, a homemaker, died of a heart attack Dec. 11 at home in Gardenville.

A native of East Baltimore, the former Irene Nightingale was educated in city schools and was married for 66 years to John J. Scales Jr., a retired Baltimore police officer who survives her.

Services were held Dec. 15. Other survivors include a son, James J. Scales of Baltimore; three daughters, Mary Webster of Baltimore, Shirley Caton of Forest Hill and Cassie Geiger of Fallston; a sister, Carrie Malone of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/13/98

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