Marie B. Booth

[ Age 93 ] She was a longtime claims adjuster for The Baltimore Sun Co.

November 23, 2006

Marie B. Booth, a retired claims adjuster for The Baltimore Sun Co., died of pancreatic cancer Monday at her daughter's Glen Burnie home. She was 93.

She was born Marie B. Elliott in Baltimore and raised on O'Donnell Street. She attended city public schools and graduated in 1929 from Strayer Business College.

Mrs. Booth became a legal secretary and during the late 1930s worked at Crown, Cork and Seal Co. In 1961, she joined The Baltimore Sun Co. credit department and worked there as a claims adjuster until retiring in 1978.

A resident of Elmley Avenue for 54 years before moving to Dundalk in 1993, Mrs. Booth had been a communicant of the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Little Flower. She later became a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, and had been active with the Sodality there.

Her husband of 23 years, John W. Booth, a Standard Oil Co. pipefitter, died in 1961.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at her church, 2907 Dunleer Road, Dundalk.

Surviving are her daughter, Marie A. Lewis, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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