Miriam G. `Murph' Hoxter, 71, owner of service station

August 04, 2004

Miriam G. "Murph" Hoxter, a retired state unemployment claims supervisor who owned a filling station, died of cancer Monday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. The Stevensville resident was 71.

Born in Timonium, Miriam Howard was a 1950 graduate of Towson High School. She was a claims supervisor with the state's old Department of Employment Security in Towson and was an owner and operator of the Valley Exxon service station at Falls and Joppa roads in Brooklandville. She retired in 1985.

She enjoyed painting ceramics and Chesapeake Bay fishing.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, William L. Hoxter; a stepson, Jerry Hoxter of Chester; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Her first husband, Russell Michael, died in 1983.

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