Marion T. Couse Artist


Services for Marion T. Couse, a well-known Kent County artist, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 302 South Liberty St., Chestertown.

Mrs. Couse, who was 78 and lived in Huntingdale Farms, Rock Hall, died of cancer Thursday at Wilmington Hospital in Delaware.

Known for her watercolors and landscapes of Kent County, she won several local art awards and sold her work on the Eastern Shore.

Born in Englewood, N.J., she attended Northfield-Mount Harmon School, a private preparatory school in Northfield, Mass. Interested in art at a young age, she studied at the Parsons Institute of Design in New York City.

She married John C. Couse, a metal engineer with Alcoa, in 1931.

The Couses lived in northern New Jersey and raised two daughters. When Mr. Couse retired 15 years ago, the couple moved to Rock Hall.

Mrs. Couse was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and belonged to several Rock Hall and Kent County art associations.

She was the mother-in-law of Stanley Guild Jr., who retired Friday as Baltimore County budget director.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Janice C. Guild of Monkton and Barbara C. Rahn of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Alfred S. Thompson of Englewood, N.J., and Joseph G. Thompson of Safety Harbor, Fla., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown 21620.


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