Noel H. Whiting, 92

Descendant of Johns Hopkins was member of landmark preservation organization

March 07, 2007

Noel H. Whiting, a homemaker and longtime member of the Colonial Dames of America, died Feb. 28 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from intestinal surgery. She was 92.

A collateral descendant of Johns Hopkins, Noel Hopkins was born and raised at "Bagatelle," her family's home on North Charles Street across from the Elkridge Club.

She was a 1932 graduate of the old Greenwood School, and in 1934 married John Thomas Marshall Whiting, a gentleman farmer who restored furniture for Colonial Williamsburg. After his death in 1981, she moved to Roland Park from Essex, Conn., where the couple had lived for many years.

She was a member of Colonial Dames of America Chapter One and its committee that helped in the restoration of the rectory of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Whiting enjoyed buying and selling antiques. She was a member of the Renaissance Institute at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for many years. She was a member of the Elkridge Club and enjoyed playing golf there until recently, family members said.

Mrs. Whiting was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 in the chapel.

Surviving are a son, G. William C. Whiting of Owings Mills; two daughters, Margaret Whiting Wilson of Chester, Conn., and Dulany Whiting Gibson of Woodstock, Vt.; a sister, Dorothy Hopkins Eager of Valdosta, Ga.; and two granddaughters.

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