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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Marian J. Wallace, a retired businesswoman and former registered nurse, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 92. Marian Jones was born and raised near Hurlock and graduated from a Dorchester County high school. She attended what is now Salisbury University before transferring to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, where she earned her nursing degree in 1943. She also earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1952.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Helyn G. Collison, a founder of a secretarial and typing business who later went into real estate sales, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a seizure. She was 85. The daughter of Horace Baylor Hatton, a vice president of Sealtest Dairy, and Hester Yingling Hatton, a homemaker, Helyn Genevieve Hatton was born and raised in Overlea. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern High School. During the 1940s, she worked as a secretary for Standard Lime & Stone Co. and later for McCormick & Co. She also studied voice at the Peabody Institute.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Bessie R. Hill, a former Harford County businesswoman who with her husband owned and operated the Aberdeen Air Park, died Tuesday of heart failure at her Sarasota, Fla., home. She was 99. The daughter of a mechanical engineer and a homemaker, Bessie Rokos was born and raised in the old Czech neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. She was descended from the Rokos' and Kleckas' families, two of Baltimore's most prominent Czech families. She was a 1928 graduate of Eastern High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Grace Carroll Swarm, a former partner in a Stevenson gift shop and a talented flower arranger, died Jan. 6 of a heart attack at Howard County General Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 79. The daughter of William Hudson, owner of the Hudson Investment company, and Louise Hudson, a homemaker, the former Grace Carroll Hudson was born and raised in the Greenspring Valley. Mrs. Swarm, who never used her first name, attended Garrison Forest School and graduated in 1952 from Noroton School of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
Selma D. Streett, who with her husband developed Anne Arundel County's Chartwell community, died Oct. 8 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 98. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Selma Demmitt was born in rural Carroll County and spent her early years on a family farm in New Windsor until moving to Baltimore in 1927. After graduating in 1931 from Forest Park High School, she worked as a cashier in the Hutzler's Tea Room. She was married in 1948 to Charles Albert Merritt, a builder turned developer.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Elvira Elizabeth "Bette" Kennedy, a World War II veteran who with her husband co-founded Dawn's Office Supply, died Friday of a heart attack at Emeritus of Towson on North Charles Street. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 89. The daughter of a barnstormer and truck driver and an educator, Elvira Elizabeth Lance was born and raised in Oneonta, N.Y., where she graduated in 1942 from Oneonta High School. She enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and was working as a pharmacist's mate at a naval hospital in Northern California when she met her future husband, Thomas J. Kennedy Jr., a Marine who was recuperating after losing his sight when he was blinded by a Japanese booby trap at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Helyn G. Collison, a founder of a secretarial and typing business who later went into real estate sales, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a seizure. She was 85. The daughter of Horace Baylor Hatton, a vice president of Sealtest Dairy, and Hester Yingling Hatton, a homemaker, Helyn Genevieve Hatton was born and raised in Overlea. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern High School. During the 1940s, she worked as a secretary for Standard Lime & Stone Co. and later for McCormick & Co. She also studied voice at the Peabody Institute.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Grace Carroll Swarm, a former partner in a Stevenson gift shop and a talented flower arranger, died Jan. 6 of a heart attack at Howard County General Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 79. The daughter of William Hudson, owner of the Hudson Investment company, and Louise Hudson, a homemaker, the former Grace Carroll Hudson was born and raised in the Greenspring Valley. Mrs. Swarm, who never used her first name, attended Garrison Forest School and graduated in 1952 from Noroton School of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Margaret K. "Maggie" Clark, a retired businesswoman and former longtime Stoneleigh resident, died Aug. 15 of cancer at Roland Park Place. She was 95. The daughter of a furniture salesman and a homemaker, Margaret Krause was born in Baltimore and raised on Woodbourne Avenue in Govans. She was a 1934 graduate of Eastern High School. In 1941, she married Robert Carroll Clark. During the 1940s and 1950s, she was district manager for Beauty Counselors, a national cosmetics firm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Mary E. Cheatham, who turned her love of fishing into a successful Florida charter boat business, died Nov. 5 of vascular dementia at Hope HealthCare Services in Fort Myers, Fla. The former longtime Glen Burnie resident was 64. Mary Elizabeth Hawkins was born and raised in Annapolis and attended Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She was married in 1965 to Stephen M. Cheatham Sr., who was a vice president of Roy Kirby & Sons Construction Co. They settled in Glen Burnie, where she was a homemaker and raised her three children.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Bessie R. Hill, a former Harford County businesswoman who with her husband owned and operated the Aberdeen Air Park, died Tuesday of heart failure at her Sarasota, Fla., home. She was 99. The daughter of a mechanical engineer and a homemaker, Bessie Rokos was born and raised in the old Czech neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. She was descended from the Rokos' and Kleckas' families, two of Baltimore's most prominent Czech families. She was a 1928 graduate of Eastern High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Elizabeth B. Edelen, a retired businesswoman who enjoyed working as a TV and movie extra, died July 5 of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 85. The daughter of an advertising executive and a homemaker, Elizabeth Bacon was born in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook. She was a 1945 graduate of Trinity High School in Ellicott City and earned a nursing degree in 1948 from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Edelen worked as a pediatric nurse for a year at what is now Mercy Medical Center before marrying James G. Edelen Jr. in 1949.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | June 19, 2013
Ellicott City business owner and Republican Carol Loveless has filed to run for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing the newly drawn District 9B in 2014. Loveless, 54, said she has been a resident of Ellicott City for over 30 years and currently owns Quality Security Solutions, a company that provides security guards. "As a business owner, as a mother and as a taxpayer, it got to the point where posting on Facebook, griping and going to rallies in Annapolis wasn't enough," said Loveless on her decision to seek office.
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March 5, 2013
On Feb. 8, 2013, Laurel lost Jill Mooty to cancer. Jill had been president of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, was on the board of the Revere Bank, and was the owner of Jill Mooty and Associates, P.A., a local accounting business of decades that previously had an office on Compton Avenue and, up until the beginning of January, had an office near the hospital. She did the taxes for my business for the past 25 years and she is...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Elvira Elizabeth "Bette" Kennedy, a World War II veteran who with her husband co-founded Dawn's Office Supply, died Friday of a heart attack at Emeritus of Towson on North Charles Street. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 89. The daughter of a barnstormer and truck driver and an educator, Elvira Elizabeth Lance was born and raised in Oneonta, N.Y., where she graduated in 1942 from Oneonta High School. She enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and was working as a pharmacist's mate at a naval hospital in Northern California when she met her future husband, Thomas J. Kennedy Jr., a Marine who was recuperating after losing his sight when he was blinded by a Japanese booby trap at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Janice C. Beck, an advertising sales representative and grammarian who enjoyed word games, died Sept. 9 of a bladder infection and pneumonia at Brighton Gardens of Columbia, a senior-living facility. The former Mount Washington resident was 92. Janice Gold was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, where she graduated in 1937 from Springfield High School. She came to Baltimore to attend Goucher College. In 1941, she married Raymond Crone, who was the owner of the Parisian Hosiery Co. The couple divorced in 1963.
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