Betty C. Truehart, 89, known across state as flower show judge

April 17, 1999

Betty C. Standiford Truehart, a homemaker and former flower show judge, died April 10 of an aneurysm at Blakehurst Life Care Community. She was 89.

A longtime resident of the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County, Mrs. Truehart moved to Blakehurst in Towson in 1994. An avid gardener, she was a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland for many years and graduated from the Federated Judges School. Until retiring several years ago, she was a well-known judge at flower shows throughout Maryland.

The former Betty Vollmer was born in Evansville, Ind., and raised in East Baltimore. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1931 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She earned a second bachelor's degree from Columbia University in New York, and was a graduate of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's training class for librarians.

She was married in 1935 to Charles A. Standiford, who died in 1985. She was married in 1987 to William Stone Truehart, who died in 1997.

Mrs. Truehart was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Wickham of Cedarcroft; and many nieces and nephews.

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Pub Date: 4/17/99

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