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Ruth H. HeyelmanFirst-grade teacherRuth H. Heyelman, who...


Ruth H. Heyelman

First-grade teacher

Ruth H. Heyelman, who taught in the Baltimore and Baltimore County public school systems, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Timonium. She was 70.

She retired about 25 years ago after teaching at Coldstream Park Elementary School in Baltimore in 1958 and 1959 and then joining the faculty at Timonium Elementary School.

Mrs. Heyelman, who was a first-grade teacher for much of her 23-year career, had also taught in schools in Coatesville, Pa.; Cleveland; and Saddlebrook, N.J., before moving to Baltimore in 1957.

The former Ruth Hassler was a native of West York, Pa., and a 1945 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

She met her husband, Charles A. Heyelman, in Cleveland at a meeting of the Skyscraper Club, a group for tall people. She was 6 feet tall and he was 3 inches taller. They were married in 1956 in New York City.

She was a member of Timonium United Methodist Church and, in West York, of St. Paul's (Wolf's) United Church of Christ, where services were to be held at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a brother, David W. Hassler of Wellsboro, Pa.; a niece; and three nephews.

Lois J. H. Steiniger


Lois Jean Hansford Steiniger, a homemaker and former Carney resident, died July 2 of injuries she suffered in an automobile accident near Jacksonville, Fla., where she had lived since 1984. She was 42.

Born and reared in Carney, she attended Baltimore County schools and Parkville High School.

In 1969, she married Harvey F. Steiniger, a truck driver with Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. He survives her.

Services were to be held at 7 p.m. today at Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road, Parkville.

Other survivors include a son, Harvey F. Steiniger Jr. of Jacksonville; three daughters, Sherri Bernasco of New London, Conn., and Carole Witt and Heather Steiniger, both of Jacksonville; three brothers, Richard Hansford of Carney, David

Hansford of Bel Air and Archie Hansford of Dundalk; a sister, Stephanie Heckscher of Indianapolis; her father, Richard D. Hansford of Baltimore; her mother, Lois Jean Hansford of Carney; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Hiss United Methodist Church.

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