Florence Beeks, 58, Postal Service police officerFlorence...

November 11, 1998

Florence Beeks, 58, Postal Service police officer

Florence Beeks, a U.S. Postal Service police officer, died Saturday of undetermined causes at Liberty Medical Center. The West Baltimore resident was 58.

A native of Lawrence, S.C., the former Florence Mitchell came to Baltimore as a child in 1947. She worked for the Maryland Transportation Authority and, in 1969, became a postal police officer assigned to the downtown post office. In 1989, she married Robert L. Beeks, who died in 1995.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at Whitestone Baptist Church, Baker Street and Bloomingdale Road.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Mitchell and Garland Marshall; a daughter, Lenora Marshall; her mother, Mozell Mitchell; two brothers, Maurice Mitchell and Samuel Mitchell; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. All are of Baltimore.

Lucille C. Bidish, 74, distillery worker

Lucille C. Bidish, a retired distillery worker, died Saturday of complications of Parkinson's Disease at her Essex home. She was 74.

She worked at the Four Roses plant in Dundalk for 15 years and retired for medical reasons in the early 1970s. The former Lucille C. Vickers was born in Hamlin, W.Va., and educated in public schools. She came to Baltimore during World War II and worked as a welder at the Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River. In 1947 she married John T. Bidish Sr., who died in 1985.

Graveside services for Mrs. Bidish were set for 11 a.m. today at Elkton Cemetery, 259 East Main St., Elkton.

She is survived by two sons, John T. Bidish Jr. of Essex and John M. Bidish of Joppatowne; two daughters, Cheryl Westcott of Chestertown and Renee Ritchie of Kearneysville, W.Va.; two broth- ers, Billie Vickers and Basil Vickers, both of Hamlin; three sisters, Eva Quintrell, Maxine Meadows and Pet Stratton, all of Hamlin; and five grandchildren.

Donald Lee Miller Sr., 73, owned insurance agency

Donald Lee Miller Sr., owner of an Ellicott City insurance agency, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Pasadena home. He was 73.

In 1961, he established his Allstate Agency. Earlier, he was a field agent in the Baltimore FBI Office from 1951 to 1961.

The former Catonsville resident was a co-founder of Westview Swim Club and current president of the Forty West Lions Club. He was a life member of Project Liberty, which owns and maintains the S.S. John Brown, a World War II Liberty ship.

The native of Central City, Ky., earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1949. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe and the Pacific. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Patricia L. Bender; four sons, Donald Lee Miller Jr. of Eugene, Ore., Keith Miller and Jeff Miller, both of Ellicott City, and Timothy Miller of Arbutus; two daughters, Taren Miller of Stuttgart, Germany and Candy D'Adamo of Catonsville; a brother, William Miller of Rockville; a sister, Jo Bryan of Chicago; and 10 grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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