Viola Blow, 81, hospital technician

April 04, 2004

Viola Blow, a retired City Hospital technician and church choir member, died Monday at Rossville Nursing Home after a brief illness. The Turner Station resident was 81.

Known by her nickname, Babe, Viola Clinton was born in Smithfield, Va.

She moved to Baltimore, where she was raised by Coleman and Nafroth Henry and attended public schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in 1941, she met Milton Blow, who worked at Bethlehem Steel for about 45 years. They married in 1941 and had three children. Mr. Blow died in 1997.

Mrs. Blow worked at the old City Hospital for 25 years, where she served as a technician. She was a lifelong member of New Shiloh Baptist Church in Turners Station. She sang alto with the Chancel Choir and the Mass Choir.

She also enjoyed traveling with her daughters and friends.

Funeral services were held yesterday at New Shiloh Baptist Church.

Mrs. Blow is survived by her two daughters, Rosa Cain of Cedonia and Mildred Neblett of Turners Station; a son, the Rev. Dr. Samuel A. Blow of White Marsh; a sister, Luvenia Ware of Turners Station; a brother, Waverly Henry of Turners Station; and five grandchildren.

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