Ozman, Kathryn B.

April 11, 2004

KATHRYN BRINGHAM OZMAN, age 83, died at her home at 114 Jimstown Circle, Chestertown, on April 8, 2004. She was the daughter of the late William Oliver and Olivia Clayton Bringham. Her husband James T. Ozman died in 1976. Mrs. Ozman was born in Chestertown and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Chestertown High School, CLass of '37, and attended Washington College. She was one of the first women business owners in Kent OCunty, when she and her husband opened an automotive business. When they retired in 1971, Ozman's Inc. held area franchises for Pontiacs, Oldmobiles, GMC Trucks and Jeeps. After her retirement, from the automotive business, Mrs. Ozman was appointed the first Maryland District Court Commissioner for Kent County, a position she held for over 25 years, until her retirement in 1997. While a Court Commissioner, Miss Kitty, as she was known, received a Governor's Citation in 1990 in recognition of her "impressive commitment to the people of Kent County" and a Governor's Citiation in 1997, in recognition of "over 25 years of outstanding service with the District Court of Maryland in honor of her integrity, dedication and committment seh demonstrated during her career as a District Court Commissioner. The Town of Chestertown proclaimed Kathryn B. Ozamn Day in Chestertown on June 6, 1990 for "serving diligently, faithfully, tirelessly and unselfishly at all hours of day, night and holidays responding to Judges, State's Attorneys, police officers, citizens and taxpayers, and th e Kent COunty Commissioners proclaimed Ms. Kitty Ozman Day January 9, 1997 honoring her for a job well done as "the citizens of Kent County and the State of Maryland relied upon her to administer equitable judgements when a violation or cirme had been committed, and honoring her for her support and guidance in determining charges upon offenders of the law, to the men and women of law enforcement. Mrs Ozamn attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church as a young girl. She was a charter member of the Soroptimist Club of Kent County. SHe was an avid reader and loved to cook. She is survived by her dauhgter PAtricia JOan Ozman Horsey and her husband Elmer of Chestertown; three grandchildren, Tracye Smith Landon and her husband Pete, Scott Ozman Smith and his wife, Shari; Todd Bringham Smith and his wife Diane, all of Chestertown; two step-grandchildren, LEizabeth A. Horsey of Annapolis, and Gary E. Horsey and hsi wife Melissa of Chestertown; five great-grandchoildren, Frank Ozman Smith, Kathryn Macey Smith, James Thomas Ozman Landon, Carli Crew Smith and Baker Fallon Horsey Landon. SHe is also survived by two step-great grandchildren, Jennifer Ashley Horsey and Lauren Nicholson Horsey. Her borhet, William J. Bringham, died in 1981. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Helfenbein, Fellows and Newman Funeral Home in Chestertown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. Monday and one hour prior to the funeral servcie. Interment will be private. Funeral arrangements by Marvin V. Williams, Jr.

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