Dorothy C. Liebno, 77, worked at McDonogh SchoolDorothy C...

May 24, 1998

Dorothy C. Liebno, 77, worked at McDonogh School

Dorothy C. Liebno, who worked for 17 years at McDonogh School and was active in Methodist church affairs, died of cancer Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 77 and a lifelong resident of Sudbrook Park.

Mrs. Liebno began her career at the Owings Mills school in 1970 and was assistant to Headmaster Lud Micheau until retiring in 1987.

"She was one of the finest ladies I ever knew in my life," Mr. Micheau said. "She always found something nice to say about anyone. She helped out in many ways. She would volunteer to help anybody who had to stay late or on a weekend, and always volunteer with a big smile. Just a wonderful lady."

The former Dorothy Cox was a graduate of Girls' Latin School and earned her bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College. In 1946, she married Vernon H. Liebno, who died in 1956.

She was a member and past president of the sisterhood of the P.E.O., a philanthropic and educational organization, and an active member of the Methodist Board of Child Care for many years. She was also a member of the Wesley Circle and Sudbrook Club.

She was a lifelong member of Ames-Sudbrook United Methodist Church, where services were held Thursday.

She is survived by two sons, Richard W. Liebno of Reisterstown and George Leatherbury of Atlanta; three daughters, Dorothy Anne Collins of Sudbrook Park, Linda Stoltz of Carlisle, Pa., and Amy L. Newhall of Owings Mills; and six grandchildren. Janet T. Stilwell, a former state administrative law judge, died of heart failure Monday at a hospital in Indiana, Pa. She was 58.

Mrs. Stilwell retired recently because of failing health.

Before becoming an administrative law judge, she was an assistant state's attorney in Harford County.

The former Janet Thomson was born in New Bedford, Mass., and raised in Wheaton, where she graduated from Wheaton High School in 1957.

She earned her bachelor's degree in dramatic arts in 1961 from Catholic University and her law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School. She was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1977.

A longtime Joppatowne resident, she had lived in Blairsville, Pa., since 1996.

She enjoyed acting and had appeared on stage with the Vagabond Players, the Corner Theater, the Baltimore Laboratory Theater and the Phoenix Festival.

Her marriage to Michael Stilwell ended in divorce.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 540 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa.

She is survived by a son, Christopher M. Stilwell of Blairsville; three daughters, Sara Ellen Stilwell of Joppatowne, Ruth E. Marlin of Hollywood, Fla., and Catherine H. Jackson of Annapolis; her mother, Dorothy Thomson of Edgewood; and three sisters, Jill Redding of Joppatowne, Heather Krocker of McDonald, Pa., and Holly Horne of Randleman, N.C.

Marguerite C. Davison, 92, teacher, vice principal

Marguerite C. Suchting Davison, a retired Baltimore County teacher and vice principal, died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was 92.

A Baltimore native and graduate of what is now Towson University, Mrs. Davison had a 39-year career as an educator and was vice principal at the old Towson Junior High School.

She was a former secretary of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County.

Although she retired in 1966, she remained active in education, supervising and evaluating student teachers at what is now xTC Frostburg State University.

She also tutored the daughter of Gov. Spiro T. Agnew, on the road with the family during Agnew's successful 1968 campaign as the vice presidential running mate of Richard M. Nixon.

Her husband, Francis W. Davison, died in 1987.

She is survived by her niece, Lynnette Arrington of Richmond, Va., and two nephews, Robert L. Suchting of Towson and Wilmer Davison of Phoenix, Baltimore County.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.

Pub Date: 5/24/98

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