Mary E. Hempfling, 66, cafeteria worker Mary E...

May 06, 2000

Mary E. Hempfling, 66, cafeteria worker

Mary E. Hempfling, a former cafeteria worker and homemaker, died Monday of cancer at Doctors Hospital in Lanham. She was 66 and had lived in Fulton in Howard County and more recently in Hyattsville.

Born in Evansville, Ind., Mary E. Garriott attended schools there before moving to Howard County. She worked in the Cool Spring Elementary School cafeteria until her retirement several years ago.

A member of the Women of the Moose of College Park, she enjoyed gardening and cooking.

In 1953 she married Gerald Hempfling, a NASA engineer. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1998 she married George Weise, who survives her.

Funeral services are private.

She is also survived by a son, Michael Hempfling of Bel Air; a daughter, Rebecca Kidwell of Columbia; her mother, Helen Garriott of Evansville, Ind.; and two brothers, Richard Garriott of St. Augustine, Fla., and Robert Garriott of Evansville, Ind.

George Y. Klinefelter Jr., 74, Elite Laundry president

George Young Klinefelter Jr., retired president of a Washington, D.C., laundry and dry cleaning establishment, died Monday from complications of pneumonia at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. The Rock Hall resident was 74.

Until retiring in 1974, Mr. Klinefelter had been president for 17 years of Elite Laundry and Dry Cleaning.

After retiring and moving from Washington to Rock Hall, Mr. Klinefelter had a second career as a farmer working for Eban Waterfield, a longtime friend and former high school classmate.

Born and raised in the Green Spring Valley and Guilford, Mr. Klinefelter was a graduate of McDonogh School and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management in 1947 from Georgia Tech. He served in the Navy during the Korean War.

He had been active in the Downtown Washington Kiwanis Club and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He was also a member of the Fair Chance Hunting Club.

Services were held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Anne Lewis Jones; a son, George Marshall Klinefelter of Crumpton; two daughters, Anne Merryman Klinefelter Benedict of Gaithersburg and Katherine Cromer Hastings of Eldersburg; a sister, Dorothy K. Earll of Annapolis; and two grandchildren.

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