Emily K. Inskeep, former executive vice president of the Harford County Association of Realtors, died March 13 from complications of heart disease at her Bel Air home.
She was 79.
Emily Kyle, the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters, was born and raised in Barton, Allegany County, where she graduated from Barton High School in 1950.
"We were high school sweethearts," said her husband of 60 years, William B. Inskeep Sr., a retired medical technician.
While attending Emerson Institute in Washington, where she studied business, she worked as a secretary at the Department of Agriculture.
Mrs. Inskeep moved to Harford County in 1954 and began working in 1961 for the Harford County Association of Realtors.
"When she started, there were 100 members, and by the time she retired in the mid-1990s, there were 1,000 members," said Mr. Inskeep, who said his wife did not have a real estate license.
Mrs. Inskeep was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, where she was an elder, lay reader and Sunday school teacher.
She was an avid Orioles fan and enjoyed reading newspapers, her husband said.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 31 at her church, 224 N. Main St.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, William B. Inskeep II and Bob Inskeep, both of Bel Air; three sisters, Martha Pringle of York, Pa., and Dora Wilson and Ruth Wilson, both of Westernport; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.