Wilma L. Lindsay, 97, homemaker, volunteer

October 29, 2004

Wilma L. Lindsay, a homemaker and volunteer occupational therapist, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sunday at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Towson. A resident of the Pinehurst section of Baltimore County, she was 97.

Born Wilma Luden in Reading, Pa., she was the daughter of William H. Luden, founder of Luden Cough Drop Co. She earned a degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

In the late 1930s, Mrs. Lindsay was the co-owner of the Wil-Mar Craft Shop, a knitting and craft business at Franklin and Cathedral streets in downtown Baltimore. She also taught evening classes in leather work and knitting at the YWCA with her business partner, Martha Hall, who is deceased.

An occupational therapist, she received her training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was on the staff of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington during World War II.

Mrs. Lindsay was a member for 67 years of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was a circle leader. She was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Her husband of 61 years, James Harvey Lindsay, senior Equitable Trust Co. vice president, died in 1999.

Services were held Wednesday.

Survivors include two sons, James L. Lindsay of Marietta, Ga., and William H. Lindsay of Lutherville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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