Edna L. McCaughey, 88, retired chief financial officerEdna...

October 06, 1998

Edna L. McCaughey, 88, retired chief financial officer

Edna L. McCaughey, retired chief financial officer for a tool and die company, died of respiratory failure Saturday at her home in the Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. She was 88.

The former Edna L. Willett was born in West Baltimore and graduated from Forest Park High School.

In 1928, she married Stuart H. McCaughey. They went to work for her father, Moses S. Willett, when he established M.S. Willett Inc., a Cockeysville tool and die company, in 1929.

Her husband, who was president of M.S. Willett, died in 1982.

Mrs. McCaughey was the company's chief financial officer and worked in that capacity until she retired in 1994.

She was a volunteer at Maryland General Hospital, the Red Cross and the Heart Association, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Baltimore Country Club.

Graveside services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

She is survived by a son, John W. McCaughey of Towson; a daughter, Sue Ellen Dalsemer of New York City; a sister, Doris E. Chairs of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Phoebe H. Sparks, a homemaker and former Towson artist, died Thursday of a stroke at Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow, Vt. She was 83.

Mrs. Sparks, who had lived in Ludlow since 1988, was known for her oil paintings of landscapes and flowers.

The former Phoebe Taylor was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she graduated from Alexandra College in 1935. She married Leslie S. Sparks in 1939 and they emigrated to Baltimore in 1952.

She had been a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

Plans for a memorial service in Vermont were incomplete.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Leslie M. Sparks of Springfield, Vt.; a daughter, Amanda S. Krebs of Waitsfield, Vt.; a brother, Ronald C. Taylor of Dublin; a sister, Beatrice P. Maitland of Kilquade, Ireland; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/06/98

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