Joanne C. Verner, a former banker who later worked for a grocery store and a cruise line, died of multiple myeloma July 6 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 81.
The daughter of Ellwood B. Edwards, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. electrical engineer, and Mildred M. Whaley Edwards, a registered nurse, Joanne Carol Edwards was born in Baltimore and raised on Cranston Avenue.
She was a 1953 graduate of Seton High School and attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for two years before deciding to go into banking.
While she was in college, she worked as a telephone operator for the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. before marrying Norman...