Marion Crane Bowden, 95, homemaker, volunteerMarion Crane...

January 21, 1998

Marion Crane Bowden, 95, homemaker, volunteer

Marion Crane Bowden, a homemaker and volunteer, died of heart failure Sunday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Ruxton. She was 95.

Marion Crane was born in St. Mary's County and moved to West Baltimore as a child. She graduated from the old St. Catherine's Business School in 1917 and worked as a secretary until 1928, when she married Joseph R. Bowden, and the couple moved to Catonsville.

Mr. Bowden died in 1978, and Mrs. Bowden moved to Keswick Multi-Care Center in Roland Park in 1995.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

She is survived by a son, Jack Bowden of Finksburg; a daughter, Nancy Edwards of Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ruth Jenkins Bristor, 92, longtime hospital volunteer

Ruth Katherine Jenkins Bristor, a Baltimore native and volunteer, died of pneumonia Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 92 and had lived at Edenwald retirement community in Towson since 1986.

Ruth Jenkins graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1926 and worked at O'Neill's department store downtown.

She married William Beverly Bristor in 1928, and the couple lived in Asheville, N.C., before returning to Baltimore in 1931. They moved to Wiltondale in 1939.

Mrs. Bristor was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II and a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

Services were held Saturday

Mr. Bristor died in 1994. She is survived by a son, William Beverly Bristor Jr. of Washington; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Pub Date: 1/21/98

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