Sally B.M. Supplee, registered nurse

February 07, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Sally B.M. Supplee, a registered nurse who later worked as a private school nurse, died Monday of heart failure at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. The former Towson resident was 87.

Sally Bruce Mann, the daughter of farmers, was born in Baltimore and raised in Randallstown.

She was a Hannah More Academy graduate and earned her nursing degree from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

While working as a nurse during the 1940s at Union Memorial, she met her future husband, Dr. James Franklin Supplee III.

The couple married in 1945 and lived for years in Mount Washington, where they raised their family. Dr. Supplee died in 1991.

During the 1960s, Mrs. Supplee was the school nurse at St. Paul's School.

Mrs. Supplee, who had lived at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson from 1999 until moving to a daughter's home in Deale a year ago, had been an active member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, National Society of Colonial Dames, and the Union Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She was an active communicant for many years of St. John's Episcopal Church in Mount Washington.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at St. John's, 1700 South Road.

Surviving are a son, James Franklin Supplee IV of Charlestown, W.Va.; two daughters, Sally Bruce Supplee French of Germantown and Elizabeth Cochrane Supplee Stewart of Deale; a sister, Elizabeth Mann Nelson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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