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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 2, 2009
Margaret B. "Peg" Meckley, a homemaker and a former substitute teacher, died of bladder cancer Nov. 22 at her York, Pa., home. The longtime Timonium resident was 79. Margaret Betts, the daughter of a college professor and a homemaker, was born in Iowa City, Iowa. When she was 8, she moved with her family to State College, Pa., when her father joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1952 in education from Penn State, and that same year married Robert A. Meckley.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Eileen Parr, a longtime media aide at Perry Hall High School, died June 27 at Keswick Multi-Care Center of complications following a recent fall. She was 96. Eileen Schroeder was raised in Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood and attended Eastern High School, later attending college on a full scholarship. After graduation, she worked for Western Electric, then was recruited by Westinghouse and took a position as manager of a communications department. Living in Carney with her husband, Harry Frank Parr, Mrs. Parr worked for the Baltimore County Public Library system, including time at the Parkville branch, before signing on with Baltimore County's public schools.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Eileen Parr, a longtime media aide at Perry Hall High School, died June 27 at Keswick Multi-Care Center of complications following a recent fall. She was 96. Eileen Schroeder was raised in Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood and attended Eastern High School, later attending college on a full scholarship. After graduation, she worked for Western Electric, then was recruited by Westinghouse and took a position as manager of a communications department. Living in Carney with her husband, Harry Frank Parr, Mrs. Parr worked for the Baltimore County Public Library system, including time at the Parkville branch, before signing on with Baltimore County's public schools.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 2, 2009
Margaret B. "Peg" Meckley, a homemaker and a former substitute teacher, died of bladder cancer Nov. 22 at her York, Pa., home. The longtime Timonium resident was 79. Margaret Betts, the daughter of a college professor and a homemaker, was born in Iowa City, Iowa. When she was 8, she moved with her family to State College, Pa., when her father joined the faculty of Pennsylvania State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1952 in education from Penn State, and that same year married Robert A. Meckley.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2005
ELKTON - Ever since she showed up here in a skimpy sundress, fishnet stockings and a red feather boa, Gertie has been the talk of this cozy, old-fashioned town. Fans admire her flamboyant sense of style. Detractors call her a floozy. She made newspaper headlines when she fell (or was pushed) and needed plastic surgery. And she won a local popularity contest. It's quite a bit of buzz for a statue of an elk. Then again, Gertie is an attention getter, a large piece of public art, by far the most conspicuous of eight elk statues on display in this community at the northeastern tip of Maryland.
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By Fay Lande and Fay Lande,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2004
Three hundred members of the Red Hat Society are expected to attend a fashion show and fund-raiser today at Historic Savage Mill. "Red Hat Day At the Mill" will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The daylong event is dedicated to members of the Red Hat Society. The international organization has few rules apart from its dress code. Its appeal is to women who have raised their families and now want to focus on themselves. Society members, who must be older than 50 to join, are urged to wear red hats and purple dresses.
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June 5, 2003
Here is contact information for the Red Hat Society, subject of a cover story by Susan Reimer in Tuesday's Today section. Women interested in finding a Red Hat Society chapter in their area should e-mail Dee Vallair and the Red Hat Hons of Baltimore at redhathons@hot mail.com.
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January 10, 2005
Judith Ann Fendlay, a Home Depot employee, homemaker and member of the Red Hat Society of Maryland, died of cancer Tuesday at her Ellicott City home. She was 56. Judith Heffler was born in Richmond, Va. She grew up in the Edmondson Village area and graduated from high school in Baltimore. She worked in the special-orders department at the Home Depot in Columbia. Earlier, she worked as an office manager for Reynolds Aluminum Co. and for Packaging Corporation of America. She married William Fendlay in 1964.
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March 27, 2005
Suddenly on March 23, 2005, GENEVIEVE E. MAXWELL (nee Brent), beloved wife of the late Norman F. Maxwell and devoted mother of Nona G. Meehan, Myra "Jackie" Goodrich, and Norma Lynn Franklin. Also survived by grandchildren Matthew and Robert E. Meehan, Gerrie Goodrich Johnson, H. Russ Goodrich, Glenda Goodrich-Bell, Gale Goodrich Dawson, Robin Lynn Fox and the late Michael Meehan and 20 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was a member of the "Red Hat Society". Funeral Services at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Monday 11:30 A.M. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.
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December 27, 2006
JUDY WINTER, 62, of Amarillo died Sunday, December 3, 2006. Ms. Winter was a dietitian for more than 20 years at the Harrington Cancer Center. She was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church as well as the Red Hat Society. Ms. Winter courageously overcame brain cancer in 1989. She lost a hard-fought battle to leukemia, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Schaffer, of Baltimore, MD. Survivors include son; Ryan Winter of Wilmore, KY; a daughter, Tammy MMorris and husband Wade of Denver; a brother, Robert Schaffer of Baltimore; her mother, Pauline Schaffer of Baltimore, MD and two grandchildren, Isaiah and Chloe.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2005
ELKTON - Ever since she showed up here in a skimpy sundress, fishnet stockings and a red feather boa, Gertie has been the talk of this cozy, old-fashioned town. Fans admire her flamboyant sense of style. Detractors call her a floozy. She made newspaper headlines when she fell (or was pushed) and needed plastic surgery. And she won a local popularity contest. It's quite a bit of buzz for a statue of an elk. Then again, Gertie is an attention getter, a large piece of public art, by far the most conspicuous of eight elk statues on display in this community at the northeastern tip of Maryland.
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By Fay Lande and Fay Lande,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2004
Three hundred members of the Red Hat Society are expected to attend a fashion show and fund-raiser today at Historic Savage Mill. "Red Hat Day At the Mill" will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The daylong event is dedicated to members of the Red Hat Society. The international organization has few rules apart from its dress code. Its appeal is to women who have raised their families and now want to focus on themselves. Society members, who must be older than 50 to join, are urged to wear red hats and purple dresses.
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December 21, 2003
On December 19, 2003, META A. FREDERICK, 73, of Baltimore, MD; beloved wife of the late John C. Frederick; beloved mother of daughters Elizabeth Frederick and husband Steve Hjelm of Lakeland, FL, Dorothy Brown and husband Dennis of Monroe, GA, Mary Frederick and husband Rick Hilburn of Tallahassee, FL, and Laura Frederick and husband Jim Owens of Lakeland, FL; beloved grandmother of Lisa Norred of Orlando, FL, Casey and Amber Norred of Tallahassee, FL....
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By SUSAN REIMER | June 3, 2003
THE HALL of Fame room at Pimlico Race Course was crowded with women dressed to the nines, but not in the usual Black-eyed Susan colors favored by fans of Maryland racing. Instead, the women wore shades of purple, and they were crowned with red hats, as required by their membership in a loosely organized, non-club club called the Red Hat Society. "We only have one rule," said Dee Vallair, of Mount Washington, who might be the president of Baltimore's Red Hat Hons, if there were a president.
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