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Jean Merriken

Hospital volunteer

A memorial Mass for Jean Merriken, a member of two hospital auxiliaries, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Merriken, who was 78 and lived on Kenmore Road, died March 7 at Sinai Hospital after a blood vessel burst in November.

She was a member of the auxiliaries of the Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins hospitals, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Baltimore Country Club. Mrs. Merriken had a summer home in Sherwood Forest where she was a member of the Sherwood Forest Club.

She was born Jean Kneip in Kansas City, Mo., and reared in Baltimore, where she graduated from the Forest Park High School and Goucher College.

Mrs. Merriken is survived by her husband, James Merriken, retired president of the Maple Grove Mills lumber company in Baltimore and of a tree farm near Gettysburg, Pa.

She also is survived by two daughters, Anne Goldsmith and Jean Schafer, both of Mill Valley, Calif.; a brother, Walter F. Kneip Jr. of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen or the Sherwood Forest Beautification Project.

Charles E. Myers

Customs agent

Services for Charles E. Myers Jr., a retired customs agent, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Mr. Myers, who was 75 and lived in Oxford since 1975, died Saturday of a respiratory illness at the Memorial Hospital in Easton.

He retired in 1977 in Baltimore after 40 years in the Customs Service including work in New York City and in Cambridge.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of the King David Lodge of the Masons in Baltimore.

Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Plummer.

The family suggested contributions to the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund or to the Oxford United Methodist Church.

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Bruce W. Bailey

Maintenance worker

Services for Bruce W. Bailey, a building maintenance man, will held at 7 p.m. today at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Mr. Bailey, who was 48 and lived on Belvieu Avenue, died Friday of cancer at Baltimore County General Hospital.

He had done maintenance work for Shapiro Realty Inc. for the past two years, after three years of maintenance work for a subcontractor at a K mart store in Randallstown.

Earlier, he was a machine operator for Revere Copper and Brass Inc. and for the Flynn & Emrich Co.

The Baltimore native attended the Carver Vocational-Technical High School.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Carolyn E. Whiting; his mother, Grace Bailey of Baltimore; a brother, Ronald W. Bailey of Baltimore; three sisters, Anita Brown and Delvan Bailey, both of Baltimore, and Jessica Bailey of McLean, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Edwina C. W. Smith

Flower show judge

Services for Edwina Caven Wharton Smith, who was a flower show judge, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Smith, who was 99 and lived on Wyndhurst Avenue, died Fridayof heart disease at the vacation home of a niece in Naples, Fla.

She was born Edwina Caven Hensel in Philadelphia. Her husband, Dr. D. C Wharton Smith, a retired pediatrician, died in 1979.

A longtime member of the St. George's Garden Club, Mrs. Smith was a judge for the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.

Mrs. Smith liked fowl hunting and salmon fishing in Nova Scotia, where she had a summer home. She also played tennis and golf at the Elkridge Club.

She is survived by two nieces, Alberta Baker of Chester, Nova Scotia, and Naples and Margaret McPherson, of Durham, N.C.; three nephews, Joseph N. Pew III of Philadelphia; Eben D. Finney Jr. of Baltimore and Dr. D.C. Wharton Finney of Ruxton; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family suggested contributions to the Union Memorial Hospital or to the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church.

Perna Krick Kramer

Sculptor and painter

Perna Kramer, who signed her sculpture and paintings with her maiden name, Perna Krick, died Saturday at Maryland General Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Kramer, who was 82, lived on Mosher Street in a studio home she and her husband, sculptor Reuben Kramer, designed in 1965 to replace a nearby carriage house where they had lived and worked for many years. In addition to her paintings, often of animals, birds and flowers, her bronze, Young Siren, of a child astride a fish is in the Children's Room of the main Enoch Pratt Library.

A native of Greenville, Ohio, she came to Baltimore in 1927 to study at the Rhinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute, where she met Mr. Kramer. Winner of scholarships for study in Europe, she sculpted until 1942, when she switched to painting, winning a prize in a 1957 show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two brothers, Kody Krick of Los Angeles and Robert Krick of Columbus, Ohio.

Services for Mrs. Kramer were private.

Chester Tawney

Former delegate

Private services were held yesterday for Chester Tawney, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, who died Friday at theManor Care Towson Nursing Home after a long illness.

Mr. Tawney was 83.

Mr. Tawney, who represented Baltimore for three terms in the House, was a native of Havre de Grace and a 1931 graduate of the University of Maryland.

After college, Mr. Tawney worked for Household Finance in Baltimore before establishing his own loan company.

In 1946, he was elected to the House of Delegates, where he argued for abolishing individual state income taxes and later introduced legislation that led to the creation of the Public Defender's Office.

His political career ended in 1964, when he pleaded no contest to charges that he had arranged for the temporary removal of a witness in a bribery case against a city police officer. After accepting the plea, a judge ordered Mr. Tawney to resign from office.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Mary Sharp; a daughter, Dale Tawney of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two sons, Lee Tawney of Baltimore and Brian Tawney of Greenbelt; and four grandchildren.

James J. Flynn Jr.

Data processing manager

A Mass of Christian burial for James J. Flynn Jr., a retired data processing manager for Maryland Casualty Co., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road.

Mr. Flynn, who was 85 and lived on Richmond Avenue in Carney, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital after a short illness.

He retired in 1970 after working for Maryland Casualty for 50 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and attended the old Maryland Institute on Market Place.

During World War II, he was a chief petty officer in a Navy cryptographic unit that broke the Japanese naval code.

In his youth, he played amateur tennis and badminton in several programs, including those of Maryland Casualty Co. He played on soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse teams the company fielded.

During the 1930s he worked part time as a sports reporter for what became the News American.

He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Barbara Cross; a son, Dr. James J. Flynn III of St. Johns, Newfoundland; a daughter, Anna Marie Flynn of Cub Hill; a sister, M. Lillian Flynn of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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