L. E. Hennemann Retired railway clerk


Services for Lawrence Edwin Hennemann, a retired railroad clerk who had been active in Masonic organizations for 70 years, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Columbia Road in Ellicott City.

Mr. Hennemann, who was 91 and lived in Ellicott City, died Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of West Virginia, he moved to Baltimore at the age of 14. He worked many years for the Canton Railroad, retiring in 1963 as chief clerk.

Mr. Hennemann was past master and a life member of the Adherence Masonic lodge; he received his 70-year membership pin in June. He also belonged to Beauseant Commandry No. 8, the Knights Templar, Druid Royal Arch Chapter No. 28, and the Middle River Square Club.

He also was a past patron and 43-year member of Concordia Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star.

He also was one of the oldest members of Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school treasurer for many years.

As a Howard County resident of 26 years, he was active in the county Retired Men's Club.

At age 82, he earned his high school diploma, attending night school at Howard Community College.

His wife of nearly 55 years, the former M. Virginia Davis, died 10 years ago.

Mr. Hennemann is survived by three daughters, Imogene H. Stitz, Hazel H. Scrivener and Doris E. Bell, all of Howard County; four sisters, Hazel Voelkel, Margaret Hennemann, Mildred Moore and Dorothy Duling, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 911 Chestnut Hill Ave., Baltimore 21218

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