Betty M. Jenkins Pre-school director


Betty Mahaley Jenkins, director of a pre-school, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Hampstead.

Services for the 62-year-old retired elementary school principal will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester.

She retired in 1985 after about four years as principal of the Glyndon Elementary School.

Before becoming principal at Glyndon, she had been vice principal at the Campfield and Timber Grove elementary schools. She had lived in Reisterstown since 1961, when she became a teacher at the Franklin Elementary School.

She began her teaching career in 1950 at the Manchester Elementary School and returned to Carroll County in 1989 and became director of St. George's Episcopal Church Pre-School in Hampstead.

The former Betty Mahaley was a native of Greenmount, who graduated in 1946 from the then-Manchester High School and in 1950 from what is now Towson State College.

In 1964, she received a master's degree from the University of Nevada, where she had attended summer sessions.

A longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday school classes there for 46 years and was president of the church council at her death.

She is survived by a son, Scott Mahaley Jenkins of Rosemont, Pa.; her father, Charles Ensor Mahaley of Manchester; a sister, Janet Mahaley Kauffman of Richmond, Ind., two granddaughters; and a longtime friend, Everett A. Feeser of Hampstead.

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