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Loa K. Prout, nurse and traveler

Loa K. Prout, nurse and traveler

Loa K. Prout, whose varied careers included being an airline stewardess and a registered nurse, died of a brain hemorrhage on her 91st birthday at Hospice of the Chesapeake, Mandarin House, in Harwood.

Born Loa Katherine Wheatley in Massillon, Ohio, she was the daughter of C. "Pete" Wheatley, a General Electric Corp. engineer, and Mabel Pauline Wheatley, a seamstress and homemaker.

She was a graduate of Massillon High School.

"She was named for the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii," said her daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Prout Lefler of Marathon, Fla. "She even visited it several years ago."

Mrs. Prout was a graduate of an Ohio...