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LEONA WICKER

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Ferndale resident Leona Wicker Monday, Feb. 25 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mrs. Wicker, 71, died of cancer Feb. 21 at North Arundel Hospital.

A graduate of Glen Burnie High School, she attended the University of Maryland and Towson State University. She worked as a teacher and a teacher's aid for 20 years for the county Department of Educationuntil her retirement in 1987.

Mrs. Wicker was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Retired Teachers Association, Ferndale Roadrunners and the Happy Hookers.

Other interests included gardening, cooking, crabbing, fishing and boating.

She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Wicker; three daughters, Diane Holmes of Ellicott City, Howard County, Linda Weisburger and Robin Henschel, both of Arnold; a brother, Winfield Stinchcomb of McDaniels; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.

BALMA L. MULLINS BOOK BINDER, 83

Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Balma L. Mullins Feb. 23 at Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mullins, 83, died of heart failure Feb. 21 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident of Glen Burnie for 32 years, she worked as a book binder for Moore and Co. for 13 years until her retirement in 1970.

She enjoyedcrocheting.

Mrs. Mullins is survived by her husband, Harmon E. Mullins; four daughters, H. Rosalie McMullen of Baltimore, L. GeraldineBuxenstein of Baltimore Highlands, E. Colleen Throkmorton and Eva Gay Phelps, both of Glen Burnie; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her children, Ernest D. Mullins, Dana L. Mullins, Samuel E.Mullins and Harmon E. Mullins Jr., all died before her.

CHARLES BARTLETT JR. SALESMAN, 78

Private funeral services took place for Annapolis resident Charles F. Bartlett Jr.

Mr. Bartlett, 78, died of heart failure Feb. 22 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He retiredin 1970 after 30 years as a produce salesman in the Midwest and Pennsylvania area.

A stamp collector, Mr. Bartlett was a member of theAnnapolis Stamp Club.

His wife, Mary O. Bartlett, died in 1982.

He is survived by a son, Mark H. Bartlett of Galesville; two daughters, Margaret E. Bartlett of Hilton Head, S.C. and Judith V. Ames of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Jack Bartlett of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 22 Truckhouse Road, Severna Park, Md. 21146.

Arrangements were made by Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.

UNA MAY RUHL SECRETARY, 80

Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Una May Ruhl Feb. 25 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ruhl, 80, died Feb. 20 in Ohio.

She worked as a secretary for Stongewear Clothing and was a member of the Business and Professional Woman's Association of Baltimore, National Secretaries Association of Baltimore,the United Methodist Woman's Club at the Community Methodist Church of Rivera Beach, and the First United Methodist Church, of Shelby, Ohio.

Other interests included teaching piano.

Her husband, George Vernon Ruhl, died before her.

She is survived by a daughter, Luberne Hinkle of Shelby, Ohio; a son, David Ruhl of Cody, Wyo.; two brothers, William Anacker of Maryland Line and Carlisle Anacker of California; a sister, Doris Baarda of California; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

MARIA MERCHANT HOMEMAKER, 80

Funeral services took place for Annapolis resident Maria Victoria Maniosky Merchant Monday, Feb. 25 at Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mrs. Merchant, 80, died in a car accident Feb. 22 at University Hospital in Baltimore.

Born in Austria, she lived in the county since the 1960s and was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Michael's UkrainianCatholic Church in Baltimore, the International Club of Annapolis, AARP chapter 680, and was a volunteer at Ginger Cove.

Other interests included sewing and art.

Her husband, Capt. William J. Merchant, died in 1977.

She is survived by a sister, Stephania Sommerman of Cockeysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Baltimore.

JOHN S. HARVEY SHEET-METALWORKER, 75

Funeral services took place for Ferndale resident John Scott Harvey on Feb. 26 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Harvey, 75, died of a heart condition Feb. 22 at his home.

A graduate of Glen Burnie High School, he worked as a sheetmetal worker for Motor Freight Express for 30 years until his retirement in 1978.

He servedin the U.S. Navy for 20 years.

Other interests included golf.

He is survived by his wife, Dora L. Eddy Harvey; two daughters, DonnaL. CeCicco of Arizona and Anita Corker of Virginia; a brother, Ellwood S. Harvey of Severn; and four grandchildren.

ALBERT M. REGANUS ALUMINUM WORKER, 75

Funeral services took place for Baltimore resident Albert M. Reganus on Feb. 23 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Reganus, 75, died on Feb. 19 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A county resident for 32 years, he worked in the melting department of Kaiser Aluminum for 20 years until his retirement in 1962.

He served in theU.S. Navy during World War II.

Other interests included gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lena A. Reganus; a step-daughter, Arvonia Miller of Pasadena; a brother, Joseph Reganus of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren.

FREDERICK EVANS GRACE EMPLOYEE, 80

Frederick Evans, 80, of Plant City, Florida, died Feb. 1 at South Florida Baptist Hospital.

A native of Baltimore, he had livedin the Tampa Bay area since moving there in 1970 from Severna Park.

He worked for W.R. Grace & Co. for 48 years. He and was a member of the Shriners, working on the hospital committee for 13 years and sponsoring hundreds of burned and crippled children.

He was a memberof the Masonic Lodge No. 213 of Baltimore.

Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Margaret Evans; a son, Fred Evans of Honolulu, Hawii; a daughter, Jacqueline Michalski of Pasadena; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

LAVON M. CORAME FACTORY WORKER, 61

Funeral services will take place for Glen Burnie resident LaVon May Corame at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Singleton Funeral Home.

Miss Corame, 61, died Monday in Stevensville.

A Glen Burnie resident for 40 years, she was employed at The Plastic Factory as a factory worker for 20 years.

Other interests included gambling and traveling.

She is survived by five sisters, Marie Smith of Glen Burnie, Lorraine Mosco ofPasadena, Ruth Schott of Baltimore, Shirley Martin of Upper Falls and Dorothy Cusimano of Stevensville.

THOMAS B. NELSON SUPERVISOR, 77

Funeral services took place for Thomas B. Nelson on Feb. 26 at Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church.

Mr. Nelson, 77, died on Feb. 23 at North Arundel Hospital.

An Odenton resident for 44 years and a former Jessup resident, he worked as supervisor for the Department of Corrections in Jessup for 25 years until his retirement in 1977.

Mr. Nelson was a member of Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church and Elks of Glen Burnie.

Other interests included gardening, woodworking and going to Ocean City.

He is survived by his wife, RubyCantrell Nelson: three daughters, Brenda Lee Nelson of Dover, Gwern N. Walters of Havre de Grace, and Lavonne West of Bristol, Va.; a sister, Margaret Bosien of Elkridge; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Nichols Bethel United Methodist Bell Restoration Fund, Odenton, Md. 2113.

AH: WALTER A. DEHN TRUCK DRIVER, 50

Funeral services will take place for Millersville resident Walter A. Dehn at 11 a.m. today at Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mr. Dehn, 50, died of heart failure Feb. 23 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident of Millersville for 35 years, he was employed as a truck driver for General Ship Repair Corp. in Baltimore.

His hobbies included fishing, crabbing, biking, family activities and working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Jackson Dehn; a son, Jason R. Dehn of Millersville; two brothers, Edward Dehn of Altha, Fla., andWilliam A. Dehn of Severna Park; three sisters, Lillian Barrett of Pasadena, Thelma Brown of Baltimore, and Margaret Shiflett of Millersville; and his mother, Lillian A. Dehn of Altha, Fla.

MORGAN WAYSON SR. CONTRACTOR, 78

Funeral services will take place for West River resident Morgan Welch Wayson Sr. at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Christ Episcopal Church in West River.

Mr. Wayson, 78, died of cancer Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

A lifetime resident of thecounty, he retired as businessman and contractor after 47 years. He was co-founder of Hopkins Wayson Inc. in Lothian.

Mr. Wayson was amember of Christ Episcopal Church in West River.

Other interests included farming, gardening, wildlife and beef cattle.

He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Wayson; a son, Morgan W. Wayson Jr. of West River; two daughters, Mary Lou Waller and Diane W. Groves of Friendship; a brother, Eugene W. Wayson Jr. of West River; a sister, Ella W. Welch of Lothian; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road, West River, Md. 20778.

Arrangements were made by Hardesty Funeral Home of Galesville.

GEORGE H. RITTER CONTRACTOR, 62

Funeral services will take place for former Millersville resident George Harvey Ritter at 11 a.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Ritter, 62, died of heart failure on Feb. 21 at Cherry Camp, W.Va.

A former resident of Millersville, he worked as a U.S. mail contractor from 1964 to 1974, was a deputy sheriff in the 1970s and owned a trucking company.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Koreanconflict.

Mr. Ritter was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Elks Lodge No. 2266 of Glen Burnie, Moose Lodge No. 1295 of Middletown, Del., American Legion of Kent Island and Sperry-Davis Post VFW of Salem, W.Va.

Other interests included stock car racing and truck driving.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Ritter of Salem, W.Va.; a son, James M. Ritter of Glen Burnie; two step-daughters, Angela Bolyard and Diane Ehlers of Salem, W.Va.; four brothers, Charles F.Ritter of Glen Burnie, Harry L. Ritter of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert J.Ritter of Glen Burnie and Howard R. Ritter of Severn; three sisters,Betty Franklin of Hyattsville, Belva S. Junkins of Salem, W.Va., andDebbie L. Garber of Springfield, Ill; and a grandson.

ETHEL C. ELLIS HOMEMAKER, 78

Funeral services will take place for Arnold resident Ethel Catherine Ellis at 11 a.m. Friday at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ellis, 78, died Sunday at Bon Secour Hospital after a short illness.

A graduate of Glen Burnie High School, she was a homemaker.

Her interests included her family, wintering in Florida with her husband and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Brent Ellis Sr.; a son, Louis B. Ellis Jr. of Linthicum; two daughters, Nancy A. Gilmore of Melbourne, Fla., and Rhonda L. Herold of Arnold; a brother Edward Weedon of Riviera Beach; two sisters, Jenny F. Crehan of Old Mill and Thelma Faro of Severn; and five grandchildren.

AMY L. RIEDEL STUDENT, 16

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Glen Burnie resident Amy Lorraine Riedel at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Miss Riedel, 16, died after acar accident on Sunday.

She was an honors student at North CountyHigh School and a member of St. Jane Frances Church in Riviera Beach.

Other interests included music, art and chorus.

She is survived by her parents, Carole and William Riedel of Glen Burnie; a brother, Michael C. Riedel of Glen Burnie; a sister, Jeanine C. Riedel of Glen Burnie; and her grandparents, Walter and Pauline Riedel of Ferndale and Harry Kopanek of California.

JOHN R. SIMMS TRUCK DRIVER, 27

Funeral services will take place for Glen Burnie resident John R.Simms at 7 p.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Simms, 27, died on Feb. 23 at his home.

A 1981 graduate of Martin Spalding High School, he was a self-employed truck driver and a former salesman at Browns Toyota.

He was an adviser/counselor to his friends, a gourmet chef and loved nature, life, his family, animals and aviation. He was a humanitarian and a perfectionist.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Simms; two daughters, Heather N. Simms and Amber L. Simms of Glen Burnie; a brother Robert W. Simms; and his parents, James and Joan Simms of Glen Burnie.

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