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Mildred A. Brown

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Mildred A. Brown, 72, retired administrative assistant at the Second English Lutheran Church in Baltimore, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital after a heart attack.

A memorial service for Mrs. Brown, who moved from the Edmondson Village area to Sykesville about six years ago, will be conducted at noon tomorrow at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2205 Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

She retired in 1985 after running the office at the church for 25 years. She earlier had done secretarial work for the Baltimore Salesbook Co. and other firms. The former Mildred A. Brayden was a native of Baltimore and a 1938 graduate of Western High School.

She had been a member of the Second English Lutheran Church in addition to working there. More recently she belonged to the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.

Her husband, Ellwood L. Brown, is a retired foreman and designer for the Rogers Printing & Carton Co.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Ellwood Leroy Brown Jr. of West Friendship; a daughter, Donna B. Weisner of Woodlawn; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Eugenie Riggle

Social Security worker

Eugenie Riggle, a retired Social Security Administration worker, died Tuesday at her home in Durham, N.C., after several strokes.

A memorial service for Mrs. Riggle, who was 67, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, N.C.

She moved to Durham from Ellicott City in 1987, the year after her retirement from Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn, where she had served as a typing supervisor and in other posts since 1970.

The former Eugenie Brekle was a native of Stuttgart, Germany, and came to the United States in 1948 after her marriage to Dale Riggle. They moved to the Baltimore area in 1956 and to Ellicott City in 1971.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include four sons, Bruce Riggle of Hillsborough, N.C., Fred Riggle of Reston, Va., and Mark and Ron Riggle, both of Durham; a sister, Greta Brekle of Chapel Hill; a brother, Helmut Brekle of Marbach, Germany; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill.

James A. Edmonds

Parlor car attendant

James A. Edmonds, a retired parlor car attendant on 'f Metroliners, died Tuesday of cancer at the John L. Deaton Medical Center.

Services for the 78-year-old Belvedere Towers Apartments resident will be conducted at noon tomorrow at the Union Baptist Church, 1208 Druid Hill Ave.

Mr. Edmonds retired in 1978. He had started as a porter on first-class cars of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in 1938.

He also worked for the Pullman Co. before going to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad about 1950. He remained there after it became the Penn Central and then Amtrak. Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School and worked briefly as a mail carrier before beginning his railroad career.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rosina Billings; a daughter, Anneslia Turner of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Vacountess E. Payne and Chlorice Hooker, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Walter T. and Spencer A. Edmonds, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Jean F. Downs, 79, retired insurance agent and former children's shop owner, died Wednesday of a liver disease at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

A service for Mrs. Downs, who moved from Annapolis to Elkridge Estates two years ago, are at 3 p.m. today at the columbarium of the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Old Annapolis Road in Severna Park.

She retired a decade ago after working for nearly 25 years for the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Co. She received many sales awards and was a member of the Life Underwriters' Million Dollar Round Table.

The former Jean F. Linsky was born and reared in Philadelphia. A resident of the Annapolis area for 43 years, she lived in Sparrows Point for 20 years before that.

In the 1940s, she owned the Suzanne Shop, a children's clothing store in Dundalk. She was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Federated Republican Women's Club of Annapolis.

Her husband, Hugh Downs Jr., died in 1985.

She is survived by three sons; Jack Hines of McHenry, Ill., David Downs of McHenry, Va., and William Downs of Parkville; a daughter, Jeannie Downs-Pohlhaus of Parkton; a sister, Mary Santagiato of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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