Beverly Kabernagel, 88

Bank manager

January 13, 2007

Beverly F. Kabernagel, a retired bank manager and active church member, died Jan. 5 of complications from a stroke at the National Lutheran Home in Rockville. She was 88 and had lived in Homeland for half a century.

Beverly Fertig was born in Pottsville, Pa., and moved to Baltimore with her family in 1930.

She was a 1936 graduate of Forest Park High School and attended Hood College. She earned a bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1940 and also studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory.

During World War II, she began working at Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland on North Charles Street, and was a manager at the time she retired in the mid-1960s.

During the war, she served as an air raid warden for her Homeland neighborhood.

Mrs. Kabernagel had been a member of First English Lutheran Church for more than 65 years, and had written the church's history.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for seven years before returning to First English Lutheran in 1982. While at Grace, she had been president of the Women's Society, assistant treasurer and church secretary.

Mrs. Kabernagel was a past member of the Baltimore Opera Guild and had until recent years been an active member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the alumnae clubs of Hood and Goucher colleges.

She was married for 17 years to Edwin M. Kabernagel Jr., who died in 1982.

Services were Wednesday.

Mrs. Kabernagel is survived by several cousins.

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