Ella Weir Queen, 92, public health nurse

April 16, 2005

Ella Weir Queen, a nurse who worked for 25 years at the Baltimore County Department of Health, died of pneumonia Monday at College Manor nursing home in Lutherville. She was 92.

Born Ella Kinsey Weir in St. Louis, and raised in Ellicott City, she was a 1928 graduate of Howard County High School. She earned a degree in English from what was then Western Maryland College and also graduated from the old Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital until 1940, when she traveled to Panama as a nurse for the United Fruit Co. There she met E.A. Queen, and they were married in 1941.

In 1950, the Queens moved to Academy Heights in Catonsville. Mrs. Queen later became a public health nurse with the Baltimore County Department of Health, and retired in 1980.

In 1988 the Queens moved to Sarasota, Fla. and lived there until 1998 - the year that her husband died.

Services are private.

She is survived by two sons, David J. Queen of Ellicott City and John R. Queen of Montrose, Calif.; a daughter, Kathleen Q. Peterson of Rodgers Forge; and five grandchildren.

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