Frances A. Harris Meiser, 66, medical secretary

December 19, 2003

Frances A. Harris Meiser, a retired medical and legal secretary, died of leukemia Sunday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She was 66, and formerly lived in the Oakenshawe section of North Baltimore.

Born Frances Eileen Adams in Moundsville, W.Va., she attended Gettysburg College before moving to Baltimore in 1961. She had jobs as a secretary for the pediatrics chairman at Johns Hopkins Hospital; secretary and office manager at the Baltimore law firm of Gallagher, Evelius & Jones; and an administrator for the chairman of plastic surgery at Hopkins.

After moving to Atlantic Beach, Fla., in 1986, Mrs. Meiser was a medical affairs officer for CSX Transportation, where she received a President's Award for Excellence.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads.

Survivors include her husband, C. Keith Meiser, a retired CSX attorney; a son, Jeffrey R. Harris of Baltimore; two brothers, Duval S. Adams Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, and William Howard Adams of Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Lawley of Belmont, Calif., and Susan A. Niedenthal of Chesapeake, Va.; and two grandsons. Her marriage to Rees T. Harris ended in divorce.

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