Effa Lee "Effie" Roehrle, a homemaker who earlier had been a secretary, died July 20 of heart failure at the Dove House in Westminster.
She was 77.
Effa Lee "Effie" Saxton was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved with her family to Baltimore in 1940.
After graduating from Milford Mill High School in 1954, she attended the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school.
She was married in 1959 to Veronn Roehrle, and worked as a secretary for the Baltimore City Health Department until 1962, when she left to raise her family.
The former Randallstown resident, who had lived in Mount Airy for more than 35 years, was an active member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore and Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Mount Airy.
Mrs. Roehrle was a cat fancier and enjoyed spending summers at Rehoboth Beach, Del. She also liked visiting the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, a retired manufacturing engineer; a son, Erin S. Roehrle of Westminster; a daughter, Kelee E. Roehrle of Westminster; a sister, A. Annette Saxton of Delta, Pa.; and two granddaughters.