Agnes M. Kelch, 75, USF&G supervisor Agnes M. Kelch, a...

April 02, 2001

Agnes M. Kelch, 75, USF&G supervisor

Agnes M. Kelch, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. supervisor, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Alice Manor Nursing Home. She was 75.

Ms. Kelch was born in Indonesia and moved to Baltimore in 1959, said her brother Hans Einen of Baltimore.

Ms. Kelch, who was divorced, worked at USF&G as a data entry verifier and supervisor from 1960 to 1990, when she retired.

In addition to her brother, she is survived by a sister, Lia S. Van Loon of Goes in the Netherlands, and a son, Serzei G. Kelch of Towson.

Services for Ms. Kelch will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Evelyn DeVries Bond, 79, Baltimore Opera singer

Evelyn DeVries Bond, a Baltimore native and former singer in the Baltimore Opera Company, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Moses Cone Extended CareCenter in Greensboro, N.C. She was 79.

Mrs. Bond studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and performed in the Baltimore Opera during the 1960s and 1970s. She also performed with the Chesapeake Opera Company, the Handel Choir, the Bach Society and was contralto soloist at Lovely Lane Methodist Church.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

She also was a member of the Baltimore Music Club and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

She lived in Riderwood until she moved to South Carolina in 1982.

She was married to Thomas Chandler Cruikshank Bond, who died.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Bond Stiefel of Greensboro, N.C., and Sandra Bond Brown of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Thomas Chandler Cruikshank Bond Jr. of Chestertown; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were yesterday.

Memorial donations can be made to the music program at Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 8155 Station A, 120 Mauldin Road, Greenville, S.C., 29604.

Aileen C. Hammaker, 96, longtime Towson resident

Aileen Callaway Hammaker, a homemaker who had lived in Towson, died Friday at Lexington National Health Care Center in West Columbia, S.C. She was 96.

Mrs. Hammaker was born in Atlanta and lived in Towson for 37 years before moving to South Carolina seven years ago. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, the Newcomers Club and the Columbia Christian Women's Club.

Mrs. Hammaker was the widow of Frank Ensor Hammaker. She is survived by a son, David L. Starkey of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today in Columbia, S.C.

Loretta Agnes Meile, 76, Baltimore homemaker

Loretta Agnes Meile, a homemaker who spent a half-century in Southwest Baltimore before moving to Great Cacapon, W. Va., died Thursday of cancer at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W. Va. She was 76.

She attended public schools and married John George Meile in 1943. He died in 1983.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W. Va. Burial will be at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville.

She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Chmielewski, Lillian Keller and Laura McAlexander, all of Great Cacapon, W. Va., and Millie Shoemaker of Arvada, Colo.; a sister, Doris Orem of Baltimore; a brother, Elwood Allenbaugh of Arnold; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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