Edna Kenny, 89, owned Reisterstown hair salonEdna Kenny...

November 08, 1999

Edna Kenny, 89, owned Reisterstown hair salon

Edna Kenny, who ran a hair salon in Reisterstown that was a Main Street gathering place for decades, died Wednesday at Northwest Hospital Center of pulmonary problems after being hospitalized for several weeks. She was 89.

The former Edna Marquess, three times married and long divorced, opened Edna Kenny's Hair Salon at 226 Main St. in 1952 and lived at that address until moving recently to her daughter's home in Owings Mills.

"She was still doing hair into her 80s," said her youngest granddaughter, Marsha Derrickson of Baltimore. "That salon was a cornerstone of gossip. In the 1960s and 1970s, you'd see 30 to 40 women in there at a time.

"She was known for her flair and spark," said her granddaughter, with hundreds of clients from Westminster to Owings Mills.

Miss Kenny's salon also was known as Edna's Hair Train and E. K. Snippets before being sold last year.

Services were held Friday.

Miss Kenny is survived by a daughter, Janet Derrickson of Owings Mills; a son, Joseph Sheppard of Pietra Santa, Italy; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Melissa Trieb, 6, member of cancer e-mail network

Melissa Trieb, a member of a worldwide e-mail network of children with cancer, whose parents designed a family Web page for her, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 6.

Melissa's mother, Michelle Trieb, described her as a "radiant child who was full of bubbling energy and joy." Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, was diagnosed when Melissa was 2. During the next four years, she underwent chemotherapy, radiation, cell transplants and surgeries.

Melissa, who lived on Shaftsbury Court in Reisterstown, spent the past seven weeks in hospitals -- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Hopkins, where she was transferred last week to be closer to her family.

Her case was included in "Childhood: A parent's guide to solid tumor cancers" by Honna Janes-Hodder.

Melissa's parents designed a Web page to help family and friends keep up with information about her illness. Yesterday, the page was black, announcing that Melissa had died.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her father, Matthew Trieb; her twin brother, Zachary Trieb; a sister, Hannah Trieb, all of Reisterstown; and two grandmothers.

Contributions can be made to Katie's Find-A-Cure for Neuroblastoma Fund, P.O. Box 235, Levittown, N.Y. 11756.

A. Denis Krimm, 62, engineer, lieutenant colonel

A. Denis Krimm, a retired civil engineer and Maryland National Guard lieutenant colonel, died Monday of complications of multiple sclerosis at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 62 and lived in Hydes.

The longtime state employee retired from the Maryland Department of Transportation in 1990.

He helped design and build Maryland's portion of the interstate highway system and worked on the reconstruction of Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Dundalk Marine Terminal in the 1980s.

Born in Washington and raised in Roland Park, he was a 1956 graduate of McDonogh School, where he played lacrosse and football. In 1961, he earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Virginia School of Civil Engineering. He also played lacrosse in college.

In college, he was a member of ROTC and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was promoted to captain in 1965 and served in the Maryland National Guard until he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1981.

He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Marie Andrews, whom he married in 1970; two sons, Joseph Denis Krimm of Pikesville and Darian Albert Krimm of Winterville, N.C.; and a granddaughter.

Zoe Roberta D. Le Kites, 88, church choir singer

Zoe Roberta D. Le Kites, a contralto who sang with numerous area church choirs, died Thursday of heart failure at Countryside Protective Care home in Hampstead, where she was a resident for three years. She was 88.

Church choirs in which Mrs. Le Kites sang included Lovely Lane United Methodist, Babcock Memorial Presbyterian, Starr Methodist, Augsburg Lutheran, Northwood Appold United Methodist and University Baptist.

She had studied at Peabody Institute and received additional training from graduates of the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. She was paid for many of her performances.

A Baltimore native, the former Roberta Diggs graduated from Eastern High School and went to work for the YMCA, and then stayed home with her children after her marriage to D. Paul Le Kites in 1939. They were divorced in 1959 and he died in 1983.

In 1958, Mrs. Le Kites returned to work as a secretary at Northwood Appold United Methodist Church in Northeast Baltimore. About 10 years later, she joined Gilman School as secretary for the upper school and retired in 1980.

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