Ida K. Martin, 69, died May 25...


Ida K. Martin, 69, died May 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Francis A. Martin. She was the mother of the late Michael W. Martin. In addition to her husband, survivors include sonsFrancis A. III of Harford County, Dennis R. of Ohio, Steven P. of Manchester, Larry C. of Washington, Richard and Charles B., both of Baltimore, Raymond J. of Pennsylvania, Jimmy D. of Montgomery County andTimothy L. of Georgia; daughters Margaret of Alabama, Holly C. Munshower of Talbot County, Mary Martin Bandorick of Westminster, PatriciaA. Webster of Anne Arundel County and Robyn L. of Baltimore County; sister, Margaret Matthews of Anne Arundel County and 25 grandchildren.

DATELINE: Frederick

Brittany L. Weller, infant daughter of Mark and Shelley R. Weller, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In addition to her parents, survivors include sisters Stacey and Melissa and brotherBrandon, all of home; maternal grandparents William Reaver of here and Rose Ruff of Montgomery County; maternal great-grandparents Mildred Awlor and Madeline Stone, both of Mount Airy, and Thelma Reaver of here; paternal grandparents Lana J. Sixx and Herbert Weller of Union Bridge; paternal great-grandparents Mrs. Richard E. Sixx of Union Bridge and Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Weller Sr. of Linwood, and paternal great-great-grandmother Helen Weller of Linwood.

DATELINE: Manchester

Rhoda R. Steger, 96, died May 26 at the Long View Nursing Home. She was the wife of Edward C. H. Steger and the mother of the late William Steger. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Mabel Shoff of Kansas, Dorothy Eckard of Westminster, Arlene Calp of Florida and Jean Hartley of North Carolina; sons Charles of here and Richard of Millers; sisters Evelyn Wine of Hanover and Gladys Trump ofBaltimore; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Mount Airy

Edward E. Burdette, 59, died Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. A veteran of the Navy, he was employed as a carpenter. Surviving is a sister, Bessie E. DeGrange of Florida.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Julian D. "Jim"Warfield, 63, died May 22 at Howard County General Hospital. He was the husband of Olivia M. Warfield. A retired millwright, he was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Howard County. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Nancy L. Yingling of Westminster, Barbara G. Tomlin of Frederick County and Wanda Lue Andrews of here; brothers Samuel, Robert and William, all of here; sisters Sadie Woolf of Upperco and Hazel Feezer of here, and three grandchildren.

Carl J. Mahle Sr., 91, died May 24 at his home. He was the husband of Mary E. Mahle. A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenters Local Union. He also was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Marsden. In addition to his wife, survivors include son Carl J. Jr. of Florida; daughters Emily Walters of Baltimore County, Mary Lou Groft of Westminster and Barbara Carter of here; sister Bessie Kries of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Taneytown

Edna V. Hess, 93, died May 24 in Gettysburg, Pa. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Hess. She was a member of theTaneytown Fireman's Auxiliary and Plymouth Chapter of the Eastern Star as well as Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Edward E. of here; daughter, Charlotte H. Shorb of here; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Beatrice L. Fox, 83, died May 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. Twice married, her first husband was the late Roland O. Smith. Her second husband, Delmar D. Fox, survives. Additional survivors include daughter Bettie L. Wentworth of here; brother Emory Green of Westminster; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Robert L. Strakes, 66, died May 24 at Baltimore County General Hospital. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Harriette F. and the late Nellie G. An Army veteran of World WarII, he had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include sons Christopher of Baltimore County and Robert of Hampstead; daughters Loretta Roach, Donna Miller and Barbara Watts, all of Baltimore County; brothers James of California, George of New York, Louis Strakes and Ted Kassolis, both of New Jersey, and five grandchildren.

DATELINE: Westminster

Roy L. Shumaker, 67, died Wednesday in Pekin, Ill. He was the husband of Josephine Wilson Shumaker. A retired plant engineer for Congoleum, he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a deacon at the Church of the Open Door and was active in the church's Camp Nicodemus. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Dawn Eckard of here and Beth Mead of Pekin; sister, Callene Overdorf of Pennsylvania, and six grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, 550 Baltimore Blvd. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road.

Marie C. LeVee, 89, a former resident here, died May 23 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was thewife of the late Leonard G. LeVee Sr. Survivors include a son, Leonard G. Jr. of Prince George's County; sisters Emma Everitt and Page Gable of Baltimore County; brothers Robert Zeisel of Baltimore and Samuel Zeisel of Harford County; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Kathryn C. Titus, 42, died May 26 in Freehold, N.J. She was the wife of Timothy R. Titus. She was the daughter of Charles F. and Helen B. McCarthy of New Jersey. At the time of her death, she wasa driver for Carroll County Transit here. In addition to her parentsand husband, survivors include stepdaughters Sharyn and Jody Titus, both of New Jersey; sisters Margaret Matusc, Eileen Boccanfuso and Maureen McCarthy, all of New Jersey.

Chester W. Urey, 82, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was predeceased by three wives, Agnes T., Betty L. and Isabel D. Urey, and two daughters, Virginia Gingerich and Shirley Lehr. A tenant farmer, he also worked for Westminster Nurseries. Survivors include son Michael J. of here; daughters Delores U. Eater of York, Pa., and Rebecca U. Kendall of here; stepsons Larrie and Jay Bostic of here, William Denk of Finksburg and Harry, Donald and James Denk, all of Baltimore; stepdaughters Norma J.Huyett of York, Dorothy Griffin and Lorraine Wiegard of Baltimore; sisters Katherine Fizer of Harford County and Alverta Sowers of Pennsylvania.

John R. Brown, 73, died May 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mamie J. Brown. A former manager of the Westminster Co-op, he was a member of the Co-op Board of Directors and the Carroll County Co-op Foundation. He was a member andpast president of the Rotary Club here and past president of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship. Survivors include sons Earl M. andC. Samuel, both of here; daughters Nancy J. Hargreaves of Seattle, Wash. and E. Jeanene Caley of Burbank, Calif.; brothers Ed and W. L. and sisters Betty Stout and Mary Ritter, all of North Carolina, and seven grandchildren. The family requests donations to Westminster Church of the Brethren.

DATELINE: Woodbine

Buford C. Farmer, 59, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Jennie H. Farmer. A federal claims examiner, he was a member of Blue and Gray Association and the Moose Lodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Josie M. of Virginia and brothers Eddie L.and Billy L., both of Virginia.

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