Sharon C. Senkel, legal secretary

Sharon C. Senkel, a retired legal secretary and doll collector, died Sunday of complications from lupus at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Manchester. She was 66.

The daughter of Irvin A. Senkel Sr., a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. electrician, and Mary A. Senkel, a homemaker, Sharon Christine Senkel was born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village.

She was a 1965 graduate of St. Martin's parochial school and earned an associate's degree in general studies in 1995 from the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville.

In 1969, Ms. Senkel married William J. Walsh. After her divorce in 1989, she returned to her maiden name.

Ms. Senkel worked as a legal secretary for several Baltimore attorneys before she suffered a stroke in 2006 and was forced to retire on a medical disability.

The Manchester resident was a collector of Madame Alexander dolls. She also enjoyed reading, visiting art museums, and going to the movies with her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Loudon Park Cemetery chapel, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Ms. Senkel is survived by her three sons, Micah Walsh of Manchester, Matthew Walsh of Parkton and Benjamin Walsh of Sykesville; two brothers, I. Arthur "Art" Senkel of Arnold and Richard Senkel of Annapolis; and six grandchildren.

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