Ruth M. Adams, 88, homemaker, Terrapins fan

March 20, 1999

Ruth M. Adams, a homemaker and an enthusiastic supporter of University of Maryland football, died Wednesday of heart failure at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 88.

The longtime Guilford resident, who seldom missed a Terrapins football game, was married in 1936 to Dr. Thurston R. Adams Sr. Dr. Adams, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief surgeon of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, died in 1978.

The former Ruth Makley was born and raised in Lauraville and was a graduate of National Park Seminary in Washington. An avid golfer and member of the Baltimore Country Club for over 50 years, Mrs. Adams was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of University Hospital and the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Thurston R. Adams Jr. of Lutherville; a daughter, June A. Salaun of Atlanta; a stepson, Gordon L. Adams of Towson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/20/99

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