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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
Cordelia P. "Cordy" Gilbert, a homemaker and flower arranger, died Nov. 24 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Towson's Edenwald retirement community. She was 91. A daughter of farmers, Cordelia Phillips was born and raised in Laurel, Del., where she graduated in 1939 from Laurel High School. She attended the University of Delaware for a year and was a graduate of Goldey Business College in Wilmington. Mrs. Gilbert worked during the early 1940s at the DuPont Co. in Wilmington as a secretary.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Elizabeth E. "Libby" Chapman, a homemaker and former longtime Roland Park resident, died Sept. 23 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson of complications from dementia. She was 100. The daughter of Swepson Earle, author of "Chesapeake Bay Country," and Mabel Earle, a homemaker, Elizabeth Swepson Earle was born in Bel Air and raised in Roland Park. After her mother's death, she was raised by her father and Georgia Earle, her stepmother. After attending the Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va., Mrs. Chapman worked during the 1930s and early 1940s as a buyer for the old O'Neill & Co. department store that stood on the southwest corner of Charles and Lexington streets.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
Helen M. Finnegan, a homemaker and former Hutzler's department store sales associate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 93. The daughter of a cabinetmaker and a homemaker, Helen Morrisette was born in Baltimore and raised on East 29th Street. After graduating in 1937 from the Institute of Notre Dame, she worked in accounting for the state of Maryland before her marriage in 1947 to Edmund F. Finnegan. Mr. Finnegan, who owned an automotive financing company, died in 1965, leaving his widow to raise five children at their Gorsuch Road home in Timonium.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Marie E. Scott, a homemaker who enjoyed attending auctions, playing bridge and traveling to France, died of cancer Aug. 27 at her Homeland residence. She was 87. The daughter of George Grant Thomas, a banker, and Marie Elise Donahue Thomas, the former Marie Elise Thomas was born in Philadelphia and moved with her family to Oakenshawe. She graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1945 and from the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, in 1946. In 1947, she went to work as a secretary for a doctor and in the late 1940s, she became secretary to the chairman of the engineering department at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
Elizabeth C. "Betty" Michaels, a former registered nurse and homemaker who enjoyed baking and cooking, died Saturday of an embolism at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 103. She was born Elizabeth Colburn, the daughter of a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. employee and a homemaker, and raised in Bolton Hill. She was a 1927 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned her nursing degree in 1931 from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in the hospital's Robert Garrett Dispensary until her 1938 marriage to Albert Hillsman Michaels.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2013
Louisa A. Eveson, a homemaker who enjoyed painting, died Wednesday at ManorCare Ruxton from complications of dementia. She was 82. The former Louisa Ann Bailey was born in Sharon, Harford County, and was raised in Forest Hill. She was a 1951 graduate of Bel Air High School. She was married in 1952 to James S. Eveson, an electrician. Before starting a family in the mid-1950s, she worked as a telephone operator for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and as a dental assistant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2012
Katharine S. Lenfestey, a homemaker and avid gardener, died Feb. 6 from complications of a stroke at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96. The former Katharine Schlemm was born in Brookline, Mass., and after the death of her parents, was raised by relatives in Duxbury, Mass. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1936 from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., she studied in Germany. "She was an early feminist and adventurer. Her flying lessons were cut short by the onset of World War II," said her daughter, Marion W. Bernard, who lives in Waterville, Ohio.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
Vera R. Carnes, a homemaker who earlier had been a bookkeeper, died Saturday of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 94. Born in Baltimore and raised on 33rd Street, Vera Miller attended the Bryn Mawr School and graduated from Eastern High School. She attended the College of William & Mary and in 1938 married Dr. William J. Rysanek Jr., a Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist. Mrs. Carnes was the bookkeeper for her husband's private medical practice, said her son, William J. Rysanek III of Raleigh, N.C. He died in 1978.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
Beverly L. Wilson, a longtime Sunday school teacher and homemaker, died Jan. 12 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Esther's Place, a Northeast Baltimore assisted-living facility. The longtime Carney resident was 81. The daughter of a general store owner and a homemaker, Beverly Lorraine Rodabaugh was born and raised in Glen Burnie, where she graduated in 1947 from Glen Burnie High School. She was married in 1950 to Charles "Buzz" Wilson Jr., a businessman and owner of Wilson Van Lines, who died in 1975.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Frances A. Leavitt, a homemaker and active Franklin High School alumna, died May 4 in her sleep of an undetermined cause at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 97. The daughter of Charles Edgar Harris, who had been livestock manager at McDonogh School, and Ida Lavinia Allers, a homemaker, Frances Allers was born in McDonogh and raised on the McDonogh School campus. After graduating in 1933 from Franklin High School, Mrs. Leavitt worked as a cashier in the financial office at McDonogh for eight years before her marriage in 1941 to Morrill Leavitt, a salesman.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Ingeborg F. Harrington, a homemaker and gourmet cook who was known for her memorable dinner parties, died of heart failure Friday at Manor Care Ruxton. She was 91. The daughter of Wilhelm Leuschner, a mechanical engineer, and Angela Schwarzer Leuschner, a homemaker, Ingeborg Franviska Leuschner was born and raised in Ternitz, Austria, where she graduated from local public schools. She became an avid hiker and an accomplished skier and was a member of the ski rescue team. She studied at the Vienna Conservatory of Music.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Frances M. "Peg" Spath, a homemaker who enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City , died July 22 of a stroke at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 98. The daughter of Dr. John Milton King, a dentist, and Francesca Heinekamp King, a homemaker, Frances Margaret King was born in Norwich, Conn., and when she was 9, moved with her family to Baltimore. After graduating in 1933 from the old Seton High School, where she played varsity basketball, she went to work as a comptometer operator — using an early adding machine — at the old Esso Oil Co. refinery in Canton.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Bernadette M. Ridenour, a homemaker and former stenographer, died Wednesday of dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 88. The daughter of Louis and Elsie Intlekofer, German immigrant bakers, Bernadette Marie Intlekofer was born in Baltimore and raised on Federal Street in East Baltimore. After graduating from Catholic High School in 1944, in the school's second graduating class, she worked as a secretary for a Baltimore Insurance company. In 1947, she married William F. Ridenour, a World War II veteran who later was yardmaster of the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Bayview Yard in East Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Carolyn S. Akers, a homemaker and longtime Joppatowne resident, died June 11 of complications from kidney failure at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 71. Carolyn Sue Bell was born and raised in Madison, W.Va., where she attended public schools. Mrs. Akers, who was known as Sue, married Melvin J. Akers in 1960. They settled in Joppatowne. "She spent her life devoted to her family and friends, and enjoyed a wide variety of activities," said Heidi L. Riedlbauer, a former Joppatowne neighbor who now lives in Timonium.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Gulay U. Lannon, a homemaker who enjoyed playing the piano and singing, died June 7 of cancer at her daughter's Rodgers Forge home. She was 75. The former Gulay Ulular was born and raised in Samsun, Turkey, where she graduated from a French-American high school. She met her future husband, Cormac Martin Lannon, while he was serving with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. They were married in 1963 and later settled in Mount Washington. Her husband, a civil engineer who retired as head of construction management for the city Department of Public Works, died in 2009.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Michele F. Green, a homemaker who was known for her floral arrangements and family gatherings, died Monday of heart failure at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 55. The daughter of Robert West and Shirley Jackson, Michele Faye Featherstone was born and raised in Baltimore. Raised by her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Faybelle Featherstone, Ms. Green took their name. She attended city public schools and worked for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade for a year. She later worked for a Cockeysville florist until 1990.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
Phyllis J. Rouzer, a homemaker and former jewelry sales associate, died Dec. 27 of cancer at Lorien Assisted Living in Mount Airy. The longtime resident of Poplar Springs, Howard County, was 92. The daughter of a radio station executive and homemaker, the former Phyllis J. Rhoads was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Baltimore with her family when she was a child. A 1937 graduate of Eastern High School, Mrs. Rouzer attended a secretarial school and worked briefly as a legal secretary before her marriage to George William Rouzer in 1939.
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