Marie S. Phelps, 90, homemaker, teacher

April 02, 2004

Marie S. Phelps, a homemaker and former Harundale resident, died of heart disease March 25 at the home of her daughter in Ocala, Fla., where she had lived for three years. She was 90.

Born Marie Wesley in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore, she attended city public schools and taught third grade at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Glen Burnie in the early 1950s.

She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Marley Park.

In her free time, she painted and did crochet work. She also painted china dinnerware, which she gave to family members.

Her husband of 49 years, Joseph H. Phelps, a butcher, died in 1979.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Ocala.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Phelps of Baltimore, Wesley Phelps of Ocala and Harold Phelps of Polk City, Fla.; two daughters, Gloria Eitel of Glen Burnie and Beverly Marsch of Ocala; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. A son, William Phelps, died in 2003.

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