Jane Edelen Healy dies

Homemaker, director of family furniture business enjoyed travel and needlepoint

July 06, 2010

Jane Frances Edelen Healy, a homemaker and officer in her family's furniture hardware business, died of a stroke Thursday at the Blakehurst retirement community. She was 92 and had lived in Wiltondale.

Born Jane Frances Edelen in Baltimore and raised on Penhurst Avenue, she was a 1935 Seton High School graduate. She earned a bachelor's degree at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a master's degree in English from the Johns Hopkins University. In her teens, she was crowned Jousting Queen of Maryland.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Wiltondale, the Garden Club of Wiltondale, the Three Arts Club of Homeland and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

Mrs. Healy enjoyed playing bridge, doing needlepoint and solving crossword puzzles. She traveled extensively, spent time at Ocean City and was Baltimore Colts fan.

She was a member of the board of directors of the J.G. Edelen Co., a family business that manufactures and distributes furniture hardware.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Survivors include two sons, John E. Healy of Arnold and Thomas F. Healy of Pitman, N.J.; a daughter, Jane H. Stierstorfer of Stewartstown, Pa.; two brothers, John F. Edelen of Martinsville, Va., and James G. Edelen Jr. of Mount Washington; and seven grandchildren. Her husband of 58 years, George Francis Healy, died in 2006. A son, J. Patrick Healy, died in 1975.

Jacques Kelly

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