Carol H. Webster, a retired Caroline County public schools educator who enjoyed collecting railroad dining car china and teapots, died Aug. 16 of heart failure at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton.
The longtime Denton resident was 78.
The daughter of James LeRoy Hanna, a dairy farmer, and Katherine Slade Hanna, a Black & Decker Corp. worker, Carol Hanna was born and raised on her family’s farm in Madonna.
After graduating in 1957 from North Harford High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from what is now Towson University and a master’s from what is now Salisbury University.
Mrs. Webster moved in 1960 to Caroline County, where she taught elementary and middle school for more than three decades. At the time of her 1994 retirement, she was on the faculty of Riverview Elementary School in Denton.
She was a former president of the Caroline County Educators’ Association and had served a two-year term as president of the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association.
She was a longtime active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Denton and served on church committees including United Methodist Women Debra Circle.
She enjoyed collecting Baltimore & Ohio Railroad blue-and-white dining car china and teapots made by the Hall China Co. of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Services were held Monday at her church.
Mrs. Webster is survived by her husband of 57 years, John W. Webster, a retired swimming pool salesman; three sons, J. Michael Webster of Greensboro, Caroline County, Marty A. Webster of Ellicott City and Mark S. Webster of Louisville, Colo.; a sister, Betty Hutton of Spring, Texas; and four granddaughters.