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Memorial services took place at 10:30 a.m. yesterday at Kirkley Funeral Home for Joann F. Russell of Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Russell, 50, died Jan. 17 at North Arundel Hospital after a lengthy illness.

A Baltimore native, Mrs. Russell had lived in Glen Burnie for 34 years. She was a member of the VFW post in Essex and the Senior Citizens Club of the Church of the Crucifixion.

Her hobbies included bingo and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Russell Sr.; daughters, Cheryl A. Russell and Karen L. Russell, both ofGlen Burnie; a son, Thomas W. Russell Jr. of Glen Burnie; mother, Nora Gessner, of Essex; brothers Richard Gessner of Kingsville and Joseph Gessner of Maryland; sisters Nora Rueter of Towson, Catherine DePompe of Florida and Deborah Lepus of Essex; and three grandchildren.

Internment was at Meadowridge Memorial Park.



Obituary: Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church for Elizabeth W. Goelzof Severna Park.

Mrs. Goelz, 87, died Jan. 17 of heart failure atthe Crofton Convalescent Center.

Born in Stutgartt, Germany, Mrs.Goelz moved to the United States at the age of 20. Mr. Goelz was a homemaker who loved sewing and cooking.

Survivors include a son, Carl Zillig, of Grasonville, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Internment will be in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Old Annapolis Road, Severna Park, Md. 21146.



Obituary: Funeral services are planned for Friday in Albany, N.Y., for Harold W. Grooms, a retired procurement officer for the National Security Agency.

Mr. Grooms, 65, died of cancer Jan. 19 at his Glen Burnie home.

The Ohio native worked for NSA from 1970 to 1985. He also spent 20 years in the Navy, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the ArmedForces Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie. Hishobbies included gardening, golf and woodworking.

Survivors include a son, Duane J. Grooms, of Glen Burnie, and a sister, Wanda Hayes,of Lisbon, Ohio.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service is planned for 7:30 p.m. today.



Obituary: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church for Felton C. Pumphrey, of Glen Burnie.

Mr. Pumphrey, 63, died yesterday at Mercy Hospital after a long illness.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lillian Pumphrey (neeDowling); daughters, Lorie Pfannenstein, of Gambrills, and Barbara Mireles and Donna Sortino, of Glen Burnie; his mother, Louise Chaney, of Glen Burnie; a sister, Charlotte Setzer, of Sherman, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. A Christian Wake Service is planned for 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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