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Family of register of wills misplaces father's will

Family of register of wills misplaces father's will

The Conaway name has been synonymous with the Baltimore register of wills office for three decades: Mary W. Conaway held the elective position from 1982 until retiring in 2012, and her stepdaugther, Belinda K. Conaway, took over in December after winning last year's election.

But when Baltimore Clerk of Courts Frank M. Conaway Sr. died on Feb. 15, neither woman could find an important document: his will.

They did, however, find a copy of the will dated Nov. 8, 1999, according to records filed with the register of wills office. The document bequeaths Frank Sr.'s entire estate to his daughter, Belinda, and his son, Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.

(Actually, according to the...