Elizabeth T. Littleton, a homemaker and volunteer, died March 6 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 86.
Elizabeth Margaret Taylor was born in Camden, N.J., and raised in Collingswood, N.J., where she was a graduate of Collingswood High School.
Mrs. Littleton attended Drexel University and Houghton College and the medical technology program at Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She worked in physicians' offices in Collingswood and Cherry Hill, N.J. In 1949, she married H. Richard Littleton, a mechanical engineer.
They moved to My Lady's Manor in 1972, when Mr. Littleton went to work for Koppers Co. in Glen Arm. In 1978, he founded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Corrugated Manufacturing Co. of Hunt Valley and served as the company's president.
Mrs. Littleton was a Red Cross volunteer and drove for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. She was also a longtime active member of Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.
She enjoyed sailing, tennis and swimming.
She and her husband were subscribers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera Company. She was also a world traveler.
After her husband's death in 1995, Mrs. Littleton lived briefly in Florida before retiring to Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 4 at her church, 3701 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, Baltimore County.
Surviving are two sons, Steven Littleton of Sparta, N.J., and Mark Littleton of Gladstone, Mo.; a daughter, Rebecca L. Corbett of Roland Park; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun