Helen B. Oram, 95, teacher in city and Cecil County

July 11, 2002

Helen B. Oram, a retired educator who taught English in Baltimore City and Cecil County public schools, died in her sleep Monday at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Roland Park. She was 95.

The longtime resident of the Ambassador Apartments was born Helen Butler in Baltimore and raised in South Baltimore. She graduated from Southern High School and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Western Maryland College.

During her nearly 40-year career as an educator, she taught English at Southern High School and Clifton Park Junior High School. She later taught in Rising Sun before retiring in the late 1960s.

She was an active parishioner of Grace United Methodist Church and the Baltimore Country Club. Mrs. Oram was married for many years to Linwood Oram, who was an accounting executive with Montgomery Ward. He died last year.

Services will be held at noon today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

Mrs. Oram is survived by two nephews, John D. Butler of Middletown, N.J., and George W. Butler of Virginia Beach, Va.

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