Elaine A. Talieferro, secretary, church member

November 12, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Elaine A. Talieferro, a retired secretary and active church member, died Nov. 1 at Ridgeway Manor Rehabilitation Center of complications from a stroke. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 86.

Elaine A. Hughes was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly.

After graduating from Dunbar High School in 1940, she attended the old Cortez Peters Business School in Baltimore.

In the 1940s, Mrs. Talieferro went to work for the Baltimore local of the Hod Carriers' Union, where she was administrative office manager.

She later worked as a secretary for 20 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before retiring in the 1980s.

Mrs. Talieferro was also a notary public and election judge.

She had been a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church in East Baltimore; after moving to Edmondson Village, she became active at Christ Edmondson United Methodist Church.

The church later merged with Wildwood Parkway United Methodist Church, which later became New Covenant United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Talieferro enjoyed making ceramics, which she gave to family and friends. She was also an avid traveler.

Her husband of more than 60 years, Oliver Hugo Talieferro, a Bendix Corp. supervisor, died in 2002.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church, 700 Wildwood Parkway.

Surviving are a son, Oliver A. Talieferro of Baltimore; two sisters, Gwendolyn H. Davis and Leora H. Powell, both of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Leslie Hugo Talieferro, died last month, and another son, Delano Ray Talieferro, died in 1998.

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