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.
She then married Frances S. Carnes, an insurance executive, who died in 1983.
The longtime North Baltimore resident had lived at Broadmead for the past 14 years.
She had earlier been a member of the Country Club of Maryland and Chestnut Ridge Country Club before joining the Baltimore Country Club, where she was a duckpin bowler and golfer.
A world traveler, Mrs. Carnes had visited spots throughout Europe and the Far East.
"Her last big trip was through the Panama Canal with friends from Broadmead," her son said.
Mrs. Carnes had been a member of the old Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church and later joined Grace United Methodist Church.
Services are private.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Carnes is survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.