Vernon W. Stull Jr., 76, city government officialVernon W...

March 09, 1998

Vernon W. Stull Jr., 76, city government official

Vernon W. Stull Jr., a former Baltimore City official, died of heart failure Friday at his home in Federalsburg. He was 76.

Born and raised in the Rosemont section of Baltimore, he graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1939. He then worked as a draftsman and took business courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

He joined the Army Air Forces in 1945 and served for about 18 months.

In 1947, he began a career as a real estate broker and, in 1960 was named Baltimore's chief of rehabilitation and financing in the housing department. He remained in that position until he suffered a stroke in 1983 and retired.

Later that year, he moved to Federalsburg, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services for Mr. Stull, who was a member of the American Legion, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg.

A son, Gregory W. Stull, died in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen M. Coale, whom he married in 1943; three sons, Douglas D. Stull of Greenwood, Del., Keith R. Stull of Stevensville and Vernon L. Stull Sr. of Federalsburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Lillian H. Ballard, 95, homemaker, writer

Lillian H. Ballard, a homemaker and longtime Northeast Baltimore resident, died Wednesday of a stroke at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 95.

Mrs. Ballard, a 67-year resident of Pinehurst, wrote several "I Remember" features for the Sunday Sun Magazine. In a 1975 "I Remember" feature, she recalled the 1922 murder of her father's business partner, William B. Norris, who was slain in a daytime payroll robbery.

Another feature was about her father buying a Buick touring car with a canvas top and wooden spoked wheels in the early 1900s.

The former Lillian Hicks was born and raised on Woodbourne Avenue in Govans. She was educated at Bard Avon Finishing School and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

In 1920, she married Paul G. Ballard, a Baltimore attorney who died in 1948.

She was a longtime active member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Baltimore Music Club.

She also was an active member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Richard G. Ballard of Sparks; a daughter, Lillian B. Grieb of Chestertown; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Wilson R. Rutherford Jr., 80, schoolteacher, Army veteran

Wilson R. Rutherford Jr., a retired Baltimore County public school teacher and Army veteran who survived four campaigns in World War II and one in the Korean War, died of lung cancer Feb. 27 at Essex home. He was 80.

The Baltimore native was awarded the Purple Heart twice -- once in World War II and once in Korea.

He retired from the Army in 1963 as a major and taught high school algebra and geometry for 20 years, first in Syracuse, N.Y., and then at Parkville, Chesapeake and Eastern Vocational-Technical high schools.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1956 and a master's degree from Syracuse University in 1962.

He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 1975 until his death.

Services were Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ella V. Heyn, whom he married in 1943; a son, Wilson R. Rutherford III of Baltimore; a daughter, Charlene M. Kriz of Front Royal, Va.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/09/98

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