Mae Norma StoneActive in church workMae Norma...


Mae Norma Stone

Active in church work

Mae Norma Stone, who had been active in church and fraternal groups, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Loch Raven. She was 98 and had lived in Hampton for many years.

She had been active in the Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford. She was a member of the Bou-Tem-Sci Club at Boumi Temple in Baltimore.

She was born Mae Norma Korbesmeyer in St. Louis. In 1921, she married August F. Stone. They moved to Baltimore in 1940. Mr. Stone, president of the American Credit Indemnity Co., died in 1978.

Services for Mrs. Stone were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Street and Stratford Road.

She is survived by a son, Raymond F. Stone of Phoenix; two daughters, Marilyn S. McDonough of Towson and Nancy S. Latham of West Chester, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Scott F. Hooton

Sales representative

Scott F. Hooton, a retired district sales representative for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland who also was a magician and actor, died Tuesday of a respiratory illness at the Bel Air Convalescent Center. He was 92 and lived in Street.

Mr. Hooton retired about 25 years ago after working for the health insurer for about 12 years. Earlier, he was a distributor for the News American.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he appeared in Vagabond Players productions. He met the woman he would marry, Margaret Bamberger, when they appeared in "The Best Man."

He was known for his card and coin tricks among local magicians, who made him an honorary life member of the George Dency Ring 179 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

The native of Harrisville, Ohio, was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He had nearly 50 years of sobriety.

He had also been active in Big Brothers. He was baptized in 1991 at the North Harford Baptist Church, 4008 Old Federal Hill Road in Jarrettsville, where services were planned for 10 a.m. today.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a nephew, John E. Smallwood of Bridgeport, W.Va.

Mary Gwenna Bush

Hopkins nurse

Mary Gwenna Bush, retired head nurse in obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at her home in Gloucester Point, Va. She was 81.

She moved to Virginia from Parkville when she retired in 1977 after 25 years at Hopkins.

She was born Mary Gwenna Madich in Minnesota and received her nurse's training there.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester. Graveside services were planned for 3 p.m. today at Garden of Faith Memorial Gardens, Trumps Mill Road and Lillian Holt Drive in Overlea.

Her husband, Walter Lee Bush, died in 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Regina Bush of Bucksport, Maine; two sons, Walter Lee Bush Jr. and Navy Capt. Charles Thomas Bush, both of Hayes, Va.; a sister, Dolores Newburne of Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Bogdon Madich of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Alexander Madich of Chisholm, Minn., and Michael Madich of Duluth, Minn.; and five grandchildren.

Lois Vashti Williams

Educational assistant

Lois Vashti Williams, a retired educational assistant in elementary schools who was active in church work, died Saturday at the Northwest Hospital Center of heart failure. She was 67 and lived in Hebbville.

Mrs. Williams retired in 1993 after about 20 years in Baltimore public schools. She was a member of Ames United Methodist Church.

She was born Lois Vashti Bishop in Connecticut and was the widow of Joseph Alan Williams.

Services were to be held at 7 p.m. today at Ames United Methodist Church, 615 N. Baker St.

She is survived by a son, Tyrone Williams of Hebbville; and a sister, Brenda Thorington of Baltimore.

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