Frances G. Medicus, who co-owned and operated a Catonsville florist business and was a leader in the business community there, died of congestive heart failure and complications from Alzheimer's disease Feb. 4 at Somerford Place. She 86 and lived in Catonsville.
Born Frances G. Kesting in Baltimore, she was a 1935 graduate of Western High School.
In 1938, she married G. Howard Medicus Jr., whose family owned the Hilton Flower Shop. Mrs. Medicus worked with him for more than half a century, making corsage and bridal bouquets and doing the bookkeeping for the Frederick Road shop, which remains in family hands. She retired in 2000.