Ruth V. Price, 86

Balto. County educator

November 06, 2006

Ruth V. Price, who spent nearly all of her 30-year teaching career at the old Parkville Elementary School in Baltimore County, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. She was 86.

Miss Price taught first-grade at Parkville beginning in 1943, and later became the school's vice principal. She worked at the school until her retirement in the early 1970s.

"She loved kids and she loved teaching, and that was her life," said Miss Price's sister, Nancy "Polly" Price Deeley of Roland Park.

Miss Price was born and raised in Lutherville. After graduating in 1942 from State Teachers College at Towson, which later became Towson University, she taught in a two-room schoolhouse in Towson for a year before she started working at Parkville.

"Her greatest joy was to teach children to read," Mrs. Deeley said. She said Miss Price also enjoyed playing bridge and traveling.

After retiring, she spent her summers with friends in Maine and traveled in Europe. She also taught English as a second language and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

Services were held Saturday at Clynmalira United Methodist Church in Phoenix, where she was a member.

In addition to her sister, she is survived by another sister, Mary Price Bishop of Towson, and eight nieces and nephews.

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