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E. Mignon Lerp Retired history teacher


E. Mignon Lerp, retired head of the history department at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Brooklyn, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital of internal bleeding due to a lack of platelets, a clotting factor in the blood.

Services for Miss Lerp, who was 93, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, 237 E. Patapsco Ave., and at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

She taught for many years at the junior high school and earlier for a short time at the Curtis Bay Elementary School.

A native of West Baltimore who was reared in Curtis Bay and lived in Brooklyn for many years before moving to Charlestown nearly seven years ago, she was active in the communities where she lived and worked.

Miss Lerp had also been adult leader of the Girl Scouts.

She was a former trustee and a Sunday school teacher at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Glen Burnie.

A graduate of what is now Towson State University, she later studied history at the Johns Hopkins University.

She painted in oils and decorated china after taking YWCA painting lessons in Glen Burnie.

Miss Lerp is survived by a sister, Blanche Gast of Wilmington, Del.; a niece, Anne Priebe of Wilmington, and a nephew, Carl S. Schramm of College Park.

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