Jane Fowble Pearce, 69, Butler homemakerFuneral services...

August 17, 1999

Jane Fowble Pearce, 69, Butler homemaker

Funeral services for Jane Fowble Pearce, a homemaker who enjoyed decorating the window boxes of the Butler post office, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton.

Mrs. Pearce died Aug. 10 of injuries she suffered in an automobile accident in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. She was 69 and lived at The Hill, her home in Butler.

She was vacationing with her sister, Anne Delamere Akehurst, 77, of Butler, who also was killed in the accident.

For many years, Mrs. Pearce, often with the help of her grandchildren, kept the window boxes of the Butler post office decorated with seasonal themes.

She enjoyed sporting events, horse shows and school functions featuring her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed tennis, sketching and painting, and was a communicant of St. James.

"She really was a child at heart, who was always anxious for new adventures," said her daughter, Hope Rutledge Pearce of Glen Arm.

The former Jane Fowble Akehurst was born and reared in Hereford. She was a 1948 graduate of the old Greenwood School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Goucher College in 1952.

That year, she married John H. Pearce Jr., who died last year.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, William Morgan Pearce of Monkton; and two grandchildren.

Marion G. Runge, 86, Exxon executive

Services for Marion G. Runge, a retired Exxon oil company executive, were held Saturday in Sandston, Va.

Mr. Runge died of cancer Aug. 10 at Vantage House in Columbia. He was 86 and formerly lived in Timonium.

He retired in 1974 after a 40-year career with Exxon, where he was automotive coordinator for the Middle Atlantic region.

Born in Richmond, Va., where he graduated from high school, he joined Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, the former name of Exxon, in 1933.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 207, Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and Acca Temple Shrine in Richmond.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Carroll Lucy; a son, William A. Runge of Richmond; a brother, Emil Runge Jr. of Columbus, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Louis Bernard Fell, 76, locomotive engineer

Louis Bernard Fell, a longtime locomotive engineer for Patapsco and Back River Railroad Co., died of an aneurysm Friday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 76 and lived in Essex.

He worked for the railroad for 33 years, moving freight for Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point. He retired in 1985.

The Baltimore native attended parochial schools before he joined the Navy during World War II and served as a signalman for three years.

He survived the 1942 sinking of the carrier USS Wasp by a Japanese submarine in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Honor Guard of American Legion Post 148 in Essex for 25 years.

Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Barbara Ann Zimmerman; three sons, Robert Fell of Baltimore, Michael Fell of Saltsburg, Pa., and Donald Miller of Essex; two daughters, Luanne Fell of Baltimore and Denise Kline of Baldwin; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


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Pub Date: 8/17/99

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