Elizabeth S. Conner, 73, school secretaryElizabeth Suzanne...

August 09, 1999

Elizabeth S. Conner, 73, school secretary

Elizabeth Suzanne Conner, a retired Anne Arundel County school secretary, died of emphysema Tuesday at Multi-Medical Center in Towson. She was 73 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

She retired in 1988 after 20 years as secretary at Oak Hills and Benfield elementary schools in the Severna Park area. Earlier, she was a medical secretary for doctors in the Mount Vernon section of Baltimore.

Born in Louisville, Ky., the former Elizabeth Phillips grew up in Roland Park. She was a 1944 graduate of the Gunston School in Centreville and attended Union Memorial Hospital nursing school.

In 1948, she married Arthur N. Conner Jr. They divorced in 1970.

Mrs. Conner traveled extensively, and enjoyed visiting her sons on their sailboats in California, Australia, New Zealand and Palau.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave. in Ruxton.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Conner of Phuket, Thailand, and David K. Conner of Monterey, Calif.; and a sister, Jill Steuart of Ruxton.

David H. Whiteley III, 86, office planner

David H. Whiteley III, a retired office planner for a Baltimore clothing manufacturer, died Friday of cancer at his Sparks home. He was 86.

For a number of years, he was an office planner and computer technician at the old L. Greif & Brothers plant in North Baltimore, retiring in 1975. He had worked at IBM and Black & Decker Corp., and was a pilot for Pennsylvania Railroad Airlines.

Born in West Baltimore, he graduated from Forest Park High School, where he played lacrosse. In 1929, at age 16, he earned a commercial pilots license from the Curtiss Wright School of Aeronautics in Mount Washington.

During World War II, he was an Army Air Corps pilot, flying with the Air Transport Command.

In retirement, he and his wife, the former Eva Getz, whom he married 58 years ago, traveled extensively.

He was a member of the Towson Elks, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 1509 Glencoe Road, Glencoe.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Sieverts of Sparks; a son, D. Mitchell Whiteley of Hunt Valley; and six grandchildren.

Lacy T. Bowen Sr., 94, founder of Edgemere church

Elder Lacy T. Bowen Sr., retired pastor of True Gospel Tabernacle Church in Edgemere, died Wednesday at Church Hospital after a long illness. He was 94.

A native of Rice, Va., Mr. Bowen moved to Sparrows Point in eastern Baltimore County where he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant. He retired in 1967.

In 1954, he moved to Edgemere, where he started the church in his home on Lodge Farm Road while continuing to work in the steel mill. He had his ministry there for 40 years.

Mr. Bowen was a community activist who helped get playground equipment for Sparrows Point and worked with neighbors to get several Edgemere roadways paved. He was also an avid gardener.

Funeral services will be held 7: 30 p.m. today at First Apostolic Gospel Tabernacle Church, Balnew and Ash streets in Turners Station.

He married Grace E. Miller, a homemaker, in 1930. She died in 1986.

He is survived by four daughters, Georgine Bowen, Myrtle Johnson, Marian Lee and Elaine Showell, all of Baltimore; a son, Lacy T. Bowen Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; a sister, Mabel Spradley of West Chester, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

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