Mary Jeanne Coyne,71, a retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice whose 14 years on the state's highest court capped a trailblazing legal career, died Thursday in St. Paul of cancer. She became the second woman to sit on the court when appointed in 1982. She started law school in 1953 at the University of Minnesota and was one of only four women in the class.
Eldon Shamblin,82, a guitarist whose fluid style and western-swing innovations helped create the classic sound of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, died Wednesday of heart failure in Tulsa, Okla.
Helen Dollaghan Vogel,70, the retired food editor of the Denver Post and one of the first newspaper writers to make food a full-time specialty, died Sunday in Denver. She became an expert on what Denver's high altitude could do to a cakes or cookies. In 1980, she wrote "Helen Dollaghan's Best Main Dishes."
Eva Bartok,69, a Hungarian-born film actress who made nearly 40 films in the 1950s and 1960s, died Aug. 1 in London. Her films included "Operation Amsterdam" with Peter Finch and "The Crimson Pirate" with Burt Lancaster.
Lloyd Providence,54, a calypso singer better-known as Lord Hawke, was found dead Monday in his home on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, police reported. He apparently died of natural causes.
Karl Schirdewan,91, a Communist imprisoned by the Nazis for treason who became a top official in East Germany before falling out of favor with hard-line Stalinists, died July 15 in Berlin.
Pub Date: 8/08/98