Mary Eileen LeStrange, 77, nursing unit secretary Mary...

October 13, 2001

Mary Eileen LeStrange, 77, nursing unit secretary

Mary Eileen LeStrange, a former nursing unit secretary at Good Samaritan Hospital, died there Monday while under treatment for a virus. She was 77 and lived in Towson.

Until she retired in 1997, Mrs. LeStrange was a secretary in the hospital's Four West Unit for 20 years.

Before moving to Baltimore in the late 1970s, Mrs. LeStrange was a medical secretary at Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., and worked for Columbia Records in Philadelphia.

Mary Eileen Jean Murphy was born and raised in Dunmore, Pa., and attended Lackawanna Business College.

In 1943, she married Tommy LeStrange, a Lackawanna Railroad locomotive engineer who died in 1982.

She enjoyed playing bridge, reading and traveling.

Mrs. LeStrange was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Baynesville.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by a daughter, Lee Ann LeStrange Darrone of Pawleys Island, S.C.; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson. Another daughter, Marietta Zeher, died in 1994.

Evelyn T. Yuhn, 75, tour director, bank teller

Evelyn T. Yuhn, tour director for the Parkville Senior Center and former bank teller, died Tuesday of a massive heart attack at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 75.

For more than a decade, Mrs. Yuhn was a fixture at the Parkville Senior Center, where she arranged bus tours and cruises for members to Texas, Missouri, New England, Pennsylvania and New York. She also participated in dance, bingo and other social activities at the center.

Mrs. Yuhn was born and reared in Baltimore and graduated from Catholic High School. She had lived in Parkville for 50 years. From the early 1960s until she retired in 1988, she was a bank teller and data processor for Maryland National Bank.

She was a member of the Democratic Club, Rebel Club and First Friday Club. Mrs. Yuhn also was an avid vegetable and flower gardener and, with her husband, Milton Yuhn, enjoyed visiting Ocean City, where they often sat in rocking chairs observing the Boardwalk, said family members.

Mrs. Yuhn's first marriage, to John B. Therres Jr., ended in divorce. She later married Lewis Carroll Yingling, who died in 1970. In 1995, she married Milton Yuhn, a retired General Motors supervisor.

She was a communicant of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road in Parkville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday .

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, R. John Therres of Cockeysville; two daughters, Dr. Lois T. Pommer of Catonsville and Gail E. Williams of Joppa; a sister, Vivian Schruefer of Towson; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

John Joseph Morley, 74, insurance executive

John Joseph Morley, a retired insurance executive, died Tuesday of cancer complications at his Woodlawn home. He was 74.

Before his 1992 retirement, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, a post he had held since 1972. Earlier, he worked for RoyalInsurance Group, where he specialized in marine coverage, and was Fireman Fund's special agent for Maryland.

Born in New York City, he was a 1951 graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

In retirement, Mr. Morley enjoyed woodworking and building scale-model electric trains.

He served on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Metropolitan Baltimore and was chairman of the property committee on continuing education for the Maryland Insurance Administration.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, where he was head usher.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Veronica Carlson; four sons, Tom Morley of Westminster, Jack Morley of Sykesville, Dan Morley of Baltimore and Jim Morley of Manchester; two daughters, Dottie Morley Reals of Tucson, Ariz., and Maryanne Morley of Westminster; a brother, Tom Morley of North Salem, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Another son, Michael Morley, died in 1979.

Lucien L. Lucas, 81, insurance executive, veteran

Lucien L. Lucas, a retired insurance executive, died yesterday of cancer at Metropolitan Hospice in Metairie, La. He was 81 and had lived in Timonium until last year.

Mr. Lucas retired in 1985 as senior vice president of Maryland Casualty Co. on 40th Street in Roland Park. He had worked there for 48 years and began as a mailroom clerk.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Lucas served in the Army during World War II and in the Korean War. He was discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. During World War II he was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville and was married to the former Virginia Miller for 55 years. She died last year.

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