Shirley Mae Seymour, 74, homemaker, bookkeeper

February 13, 2003

Shirley Mae Seymour, a Severna Park homemaker and former bookkeeper, died Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center of a heart attack. She was 74.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Shirley Mae Meeks was a 1946 graduate of Southern High School.

Later that year, she married John E. Seymour Jr. The couple lived in Oxon Hill before moving in 1977 to Severna Park. Her husband, a U.S. Department of Energy employee, died in 1985.

Mrs. Seymour, who formerly worked at the Center for Community Change in Georgetown, enjoyed participating in "Sip and Stitch," joining with other women weekly to sip coffee and stitch quilts, said granddaughter Jessica E. Farmer of Frederick. The quilts were donated to expectant mothers.

Mrs. Seymour, a former Girl Scouts leader, played bridge in a Tuesday night card group, and was a member of an American Legion ladies auxiliary group.

She also belonged to the Ladies Guild at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, where she had been a member since moving to Severna Park. A funeral Mass was offered there yesterday.

In addition to her granddaughter, Mrs. Seymour is survived by two daughters, Beth E. Grainger of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Nancy A. Collins of Sarasota, Fla. She was preceded in death by a grandson.

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