Rose Matthews Ferris, a retired patient representative at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Saturday of cancer at the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis.
She was 73 and had lived at Ginger Cove for about five years. She retired in 1988 after working at Hopkins for about 15 years.
The former Rose Matthews was born in Baltimore and graduated from Forest Park High School.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, she lived in Roland Park and was active in the North Baltimore community, serving on the board of the Baltimore chapter of the Girl Scouts.
A memorial service was set for 3 p.m. today at Ginger Cove.
She is survived by three sons, Harry A. Sibley and Donald L. Ferris Jr., both of Los Angeles, and Kenneth R. Ferris of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Faith A. Ferris of California in St. Mary's County and Diana L. Graham of Clifton, Va.; two brothers, H. Paul Matthews of Ellicott City and Robert T. Matthews of West Friendship; a sister, Jeanne Lyons of Catonsville; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.