Anita L. Schley, 89, former social workerAnita L. Schley...

August 29, 1998

Anita L. Schley, 89, former social worker

Anita L. Schley, a former social worker and Baltimorean, died Tuesday in her sleep at the United Methodist Health Care Center in East Providence, R.I. She was 89.

Mrs. Schley moved to Baltimore in 1960 and was a social worker for the city Department of Public Welfare until the mid-1960s. She moved to East Providence in 1972.

During the 1930s, she was a social worker in rural Alabama and later was employed by the Children's Aid Society in Danbury, Conn.

The former Anita Lamar was a native of Rockville, where her ancestors had settled in the late 1600s. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1930. She was married in 1937 to Charles F. Schley and resided in East Orange, N.J., until his death in 1959.

Graveside services were held yesterday at Loudon Park Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Garedo of East Providence; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ellis J. Shifflett Sr., 70, Ruxton mechanic

Ellis J. Shifflett Sr., a well-known Ruxton mechanic, died Thursday of cancer at his Riderwood home. He was 70.

In 1963, Mr. Shifflett went to work at Ruxton Esso on Bellona Avenue, now the Ruxton Service Center, and was employed there at the time of his death.

The son of a farmer, Mr. Shifflett was born and raised in Dyke, Va. He left school after the sixth grade to help on the family farm. He attended technical school and came to Baltimore in 1949 and was a mechanic for Riderwood Citgo in the late 1950s. He was married in 1951 to the former Doris Sanderson.

Mr. Shifflett enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and attending his grandchildren's recreation council baseball games.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday for Mr. Shifflett at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ellis J. Shifflett Jr. of Parkville and Ken W. Shifflett of Hampstead; a brother, Roy Shifflett of Charlottesville, Va.; two sisters, Nettie Shifflett of Standardsville, Va., and Helen Humphreys of Waynesboro, Va.; and five grandchildren.

David G. Thompson Sr., 53, Bell Atlantic engineer

David G. Thompson Sr., a Bell Atlantic senior engineer and Vietnam veteran, died Thursday of lung cancer at his Overlea residence. He was 53.

Mr. Thompson began his career in 1964 with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland after graduating from Towson High School.

At his death, he was a senior engineer, and during the late 1980s and early 1990s he had been assigned by Bell Atlantic International to Spain and Italy.

The Towson native was an intelligence officer in Vietnam from 1967 until being discharged in 1969.

Mr. Thompson enjoyed raising tropical fish, bowling, gardening and gourmet cooking.

He was a member for many years of St. Katherine Catholic Assembly.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Dianne G. Ogelsby; three sons, David G. Thompson, Matthew A. Thompson and Mark A. Thompson, all of Baltimore; a brother, Harry L. Thompson III of Towson; a sister, Catherine M. Barranco of Severna Park; and two granddaughters. Clara Elizabeth Stills, a homemaker who was active in Faith Baptist Church, died Sunday of heart failure at Harford Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Northeast Baltimore. The former longtime East Baltimore resident was 89.

Since 1941, Mrs. Stills had been a member of Faith Baptist Church, where she had been a deaconess. For many years, she attended the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, National Baptist Convention and the Methodist Women Convention.

She enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Church Creek Oldfield Improvement Association and the Blue Ribbon Tea Committee of Baltimore.

The former Clara E. Henry was born and raised in Oldfield, Dorchester County, where she received her education. She moved to Baltimore in the early 1930s and married Charles W. Stills Sr. in 1932. He died in 1979.

Services were held Thursday at Faith Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Charles W. Stills Jr. and Jason Stills, both of Baltimore, and Gordon Stills of Crownsville; a sister, Mary Woolford of Cambridge, Dorchester County; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a companion, Lovie Baker of Baltimore.

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