Elsie G. CrispensHomemaker, 85Services for homemaker Elsie...


Elsie G. Crispens

Homemaker, 85

Services for homemaker Elsie G. Crispens of Glen Burnie will take place at 1 p.m. tomorrow, at the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

Mrs. Crispens, 85, died May 5 at North Arundel Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born and raised in Anne Arundel County. Her interests included canning, sewing and gardening.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John S. Crispens Sr.; two sons, John S. Crispens Jr. of Pasadena and William H. Crispens of Millersville; a sister, Audrey Kirby of Millersville; two brothers, Alvin Stinchcomb and Leonard Stinchcomb, both of Crownsville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were by the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Joseph R. Hodges

Salesman, 77

Services for Joseph Rawlings Hodges of Shady Side, 77, a salesman for the Smith Lumber Co., will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow, at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Road, Galesville.

A Christian wake service will take at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. May 7.

Mr. Hodges, 77, died May 6 of a heart attack at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born in Prince Frederick, and later served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.

He retired in 1973, after a 30 year career with S&P; Telephone in Annapolis as a construction supervisor. Since 1975, he worked at Smith Lumber as a salesman.

Mr. Hodges was the past president of the Shady Side Kiwanis as well as the Cedarhurst Citizens Association. He belonged to the Elks Lodge 2528 and the C&P; Pioneers of America, and was a past member of the Old South Athletic Club.

Other interests included fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, the former Felicia German; two daughters, JoAnn H. Katski of Harwood and Marla H. Nichols of Annapolis; three sisters, Ethel Cox of Prine Frederick, Larue Bowen of Hollywood, and Gloria Lee Vernon of Baltimore; two brothers, John W. Hodges of Virginia and William E. Hodges of Florida; and one grandson, R. Travis Katski of Harwood.

Roseanna Blotkamp

Homemaker, 69

Services for homemaker Roseanna Erich Blotkamp of Brooklyn will take place at 1 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Blotkamp, 69, died May 5 at Harbor Hospital Center after a brief illness. Her interests included bowling with the Senior Citizen Group from the Maryland Manor Nursing Home.

She is survived by four children, Joseph E. Blotkamp, George H. Blotkamp, and Diane J. Pfisterer, all of Glen Burnie, and Joanna Finnerty of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

William Johnson Sr.

Salesman, 40

Services for retired salesman William Michael Johnson Sr. of Glen Burnie will take place at 1 p.m. tomorrow, at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Visitation will take place between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Mr. Johnson, 40, died May 4 of heart failure at the Veterans Hospital in Washington.

He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and served in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S Navy Reserve.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish of Knoxville, Tenn., the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. Other interests included painting, reading, building models and talking.

He is survived by two sons, William Michael Johnson Jr. of Severn and James C. Johnson Sr. of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Judy L. Watson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Clarence A. Johnson in Korea; and a sister, Mary Jean Kinger of Decatur, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren.

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