Ruth C. Mann, secretary

Sparks resident was 89

August 12, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Ruth C. Mann, a former secretary and cafeteria worker, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.

The Sparks resident was 89.

Ruth Catherine Moran, the daughter of a postman and homemaker, was born and raised in East Baltimore.

After graduating from Seton High School in 1939, she attended a local secretarial school, then worked as a secretary.

During the 1970s, she worked in the cafeteria of Stoneleigh Elementary School.

She was married in 1943 to James L. Mann Sr., a buyer for the state of Maryland, who died in 2000.

The couple had lived on Kent Island and in Ocean City before returning to Sparks.

She had volunteered at Stella Maris Hospice.

"She loved to sing and dance at parties," said a son, Jeffrey W. Mann of Cockeysville.

Mrs. Mann was a member of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Community of Hunt Valley.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton.

Also surviving are two other sons, James L. Mann Jr. of Northeast Baltimore and Michael B. Mann of Essex; a daughter, Deborah A. Henry of Ellicott City; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

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