Catherine Williams Adams, 97, teacher and...

December 21, 1998

Catherine Williams Adams, 97, teacher and counselor

Catherine Williams Adams, a retired Baltimore school teacher and guidance counselor, died of heart failure Friday at Keswick Multi-Care Center in North Baltimore. She was 97.

Born in Ocala, Fla., she graduated in 1929 from what is now Hampton University, in Virginia. She earned her master's degree from New York University in 1957.

She began her career in 1929, teaching home economics at Baltimore's Booker T. Washington Junior High. She later transferred to the old Fairmount Hills Vocational School, where she was a guidance counselor until 1966.

Mrs. Adams volunteered and raised funds for Planned Parenthood of Maryland, the city chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League, the Baltimore chapter of Links Inc., the Maryland Committee for Children, Arena Players and Union Baptist Church's Child First program.

Her husband, Maurice Adams, died in 1988.

Mrs. Adams is survived by two daughters, Anne Adams of Ithaca, N.Y., and Shiriki Kumanyiki of Chicago; three sisters, Mary Williams Pitts, Dorothy Williams Edwards and R. Margaret Williams Land, all of Baltimore; a brother, Herbert Williams of Cleveland; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. Ann Turnbull White, a former nurse at Bendix Corp. in Towson, died of heart failure Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 80 and had battled emphysema.

A 1935 graduate of Towson High School, Miss White was an Army nurse during World War II. She lived her entire life at her parents' 45-acre home on Sherwood Road in Cockeysville, which she had tended since her retirement in 1962, practicing woodcarving, gardening, and needlework.

"Her John Deere tractor was one of her big hobbies," said Betsy Merrick, a niece. "She was a tomboy before her time."

In addition to her niece, Miss White is survived by a nephew, Henry LaBrun of Owings Mills, and her friend and companion, Mary E. Scott.

A graveside service was held Friday at Green Mount Cemetery.

Ellen B. Bradshaw, 82, retired teacher, aide

Ellen Brunette Bradshaw, a retired Baltimore County teacher, died of heart failure Dec. 14 at her Ruxton home. She was 82.

A graduate of Potsdam State Teachers College in her native New York state, she had lived in the Baltimore area since 1962.

She earned her master's degree in the 1970s and earned another 30 hours of graduate credit at Loyola College.

Her family said she spent her happiest and most fulfilling years as an aide and teacher at the county's Ridge School and Ruxton Center, where she continued as an occasional substitute after retiring at age 70.

Services were held Friday.

Survivors include her former husband, Harry Bradshaw of Sun City West, Ariz.; a son, Samuel Everett Bradshaw III of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Susan Pappas of Ruxton; a sister, Katherine Scammell of Long Island, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/21/98

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