Mary H. Woody, a retired Baltimore public schools educator and English department head, died June 28 at Genesis Cromwell Center in Parkville from complications of diabetes.
She was 75.
The daughter of Gaither Woody, a steelworker, and Elma Woody, a homemaker, Mary Helen Woody was born in Roxboro, N.C.
In 1942, she moved with her family to East Baltimore when her father went to work for the old Rustless Iron & Steel Co., later Armco Steel Co.
She was 1959 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and received a bachelor's degree in 1963 from what is now Morgan State University.
She began teaching English that year at William H. Lemmel Junior High School...