Irma P. Middleton dies at 97

Longtime banker on the Eastern Shore

August 11, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Irma P. Middleton, a retired Eastern Shore banker, died Sunday in her sleep at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 97.

Irma Price was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1931 from Eastern High School.

She was married in 1932 to Willard Howard Middleton, a machinist, and the couple lived in Baltimore until moving to Chestertown in 1948.

During the 1940s, Mrs. Middleton was employed at Wyman's Shoes in Baltimore. In 1948, she began her banking career as a teller at The Peoples Bank in Chestertown.

Mrs. Middleton was later promoted to bookkeeper and loan officer, and held these positions until retiring in 1980.

She was a longtime volunteer at the old Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, now Chester River Manor, where she baked cakes for nursing home residents.

She enjoyed crocheting and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Chestertown.

Her husband died in 1985.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Surviving are a brother, Walter Howard Price of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

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