Lillian M. Creswell, a retired cosmetics sales manager, died of a stroke Jan. 10 at the home of a niece in Kingsville. She was 84.
Lillian Marcella Clayton was born in Glen Arm, and as a young woman she worked on her parents' Kingsville farm on New Cut Road. She attended Baltimore County public schools in Fork.
She was a florist and co-owned a shop in Overlea in the 1950s. She also worked in cosmetics sales at the Hutzler's department store in Towson and at Black & Decker. For nearly 30 years, she was cosmetics manager of the Perry Hall Woolworth store on Ebenezer Road. She retired about 20 years ago.
"She was perfectly coiffed and made up and always beautifully dressed," said a niece, Lillian Deeble of Kingsville.
A gardener, she enjoyed mowing her lawn. She also sewed and made her own clothes.
She was a 60-year member of Fork United Methodist Church, 12828 Fork Road, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include a sister, Becky Fauth of Kingsville; and four nieces and a nephew. Her marriage ended in divorce.