Mildred C. Truslow Shore civic activist


Services for Mildred C. Truslow, who was active in church and community groups in Chestertown, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Emmanuel Episcopal Church there.

Mrs. Truslow, who was 92, died Saturday of heart failure at her home in Chestertown.

She had taught Sunday school classes, been a member of the Altar Guild and held office in other groups at her church, and was a member of the board of the Children's Home Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton.

A counselor in her youth at Camp Davenport, a predecessor of the diocese's present Camp Wright, and an adult leader of the Girl Scouts, she was long interested in youth and was known to many as Miss Mildred.

She was the last surviving charter member of the Chestertown Garden Club and a member of the Auxiliary of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, the Kent County Ornithological Society, the Chestertown Grandmothers Club and the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, of which her husband was a founder.

The former Mildred Collins was a native of Centreville and a 1915 graduate of Queen Anne's County High School. She attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, N.C.

She taught in the county's schools before her marriage in 1924 to Claude E. Truslow, who died in 1947.

Mrs. Truslow is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth T. Welch of Baltimore, Margaret T. Kane of Chestertown and Nellie T. Hutchins of Bethany Beach, Del.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

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