Hedden, Ruth Marie

November 18, 2003

RUTH MARIE HEDDEN, 89, 2200 Pleasant Villa, Catonsville, Maryland and formerly of East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Maryland died Sunday, November 16, 2003 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Maryland. Born December 18, 1913 in Shickley, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Essie Crowley Schelkopf. She was preceded in death by her husband, G.E. "Red" Hedden October 27, 1988. She was a graduate of Shepherd College and attended University of Nebraska. She was retired in 1978 from the Board of Education of Washington County. She was a elementary teacher teaching at Beaver Creek, Downsville, Winter Street and Fountaindale Schools. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Roger Hedden and and wife Kathy of Long Valley, New Jersey and Robert Hedden and wife Nancy of Catonsville, Maryland; one brother, Joe Schelkopf of Geneva, Nebraska; three granddaughters, Sara Hedden of Salisbury, Maryland, Allison Hedden and Kate Hedden both of Catonsville, Maryland. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Judy Allen and Maxine Bornschlegl and Fern Schelkopf. Services will be at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Maryland. The Rev. Claire Fiedler will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home one hour prior to the Services. Memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 or Gilchrist Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

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