Rosanne Hammes, a transition specialist in the Division of Special Education in the Maryland Department of Education, died Feb. 15 after a long illness at her home in Columbia.
Mrs. Hammes, who was 63, had worked with disabled youths since 1985.
In 1987, she organized a statewide symposium on helping youths in special education classes move on to jobs, advanced training or adult programs. She also presented papers on the subject at professional meetings.
She went to work for the division in 1975 as a regional administrator. Earlier, she was a special education teacher and administrator in Virginia.
The former Rosanne Schofield was born in Roxborough, Pa., and graduated from Temple University. She held a master's degree from the College of William and Mary.
She is survived by a daughter, Meg Hammes Durbeck of Columbia; her mother, Janet Purdy Schofield of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; and two brothers, Edwin A. Schofield of Philadelphia and David P. Schofield of Palos Verdes, Calif.
A private service is planned. The family suggested contributions to the Howard County Hospice or the Maryland Special Olympics.