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Myrtle Theresa Ward, 79, longtime foster parent

Myrtle Theresa Ward, who won awards for her work as a foster parent, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital of heart failure. She was 79 and lived in Fallston.

Mrs. Ward cared for nearly 30 foster children in addition to raising 11 children of her own. She received a gubernatorial citation and an award from WJZ-TV for her work.

The former Myrtle Theresa Walker was a native of Otter Creek, Fla., who came to Baltimore as a child with her family.

Her husband, Calvin H. Ward Sr., died in 1993.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Christ United Methodist Church, Chase and Washington streets.

She is survived by eight sons, Rodney Ward of Fallston and Calvin Ward Jr., John Ward Sr., Robert Ward Sr., Daniel Ward, Reginald Ward Sr., Andre Ward and Dante Ward, all of Baltimore; three daughters, Marilynne Parker of Oxnard, Calif., and Susan Ward and Yvette Ward, both of Baltimore; a sister, Ruby Davis of Baltimore; a brother, Ollie Walker of Baltimore; 28 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Madeline A. Tansill, 78, bookkeeper, church worker

Madeline A. Tansill, a retired bookkeeper who was active in the Lutheran Church, died Saturday of heart failure at her South Baltimore home. She was 78.

Miss Tansill, who retired in 1988 from Shofer's Furniture Co., had been Sunday school superintendent for 25 years at St. James Lutheran Church before its merger in 1962 with neighboring St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

She continued in the same post for eight more years at what now is SS. Stephen and James Evangelical Lutheran Church. At her death, she was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Services for Miss Tansill, a Cumberland native who was raised in South Baltimore, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at McCully Funeral ** Home, 130 E. Fort Ave.

Survivors include three sisters, Audrey Ryland and Ruth McKnight, both of Glen Burnie, and Shirley Marshall of Pasadena; two brothers, Melvin Tansill Sr. of Baltimore and William Tansill Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret C. Tracey, 85, garment worker

Margaret Catherine Tracey, a retired garment worker, died Sunday of heart failure at her home in North East, where she had lived since 1985. She was 85.

She retired in 1969 from Kramer Blouse Co., where she had been employed as a spot cleaner for 20 years.

The former Margaret Easton was born and raised in Hampden, and graduated from Eastern High School. In 1929, she married Clarence E. Tracey, and they settled in the Patterson Park neighborhood. Mr. Tracey died in 1949.

Graveside services for Mrs. Tracey are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at North East Methodist Cemetery, 101 Cemetery Road.

Survivors include two sons, William J. Tracey of Odenton and Clarence E. Tracey Jr. of Denver; a daughter, Ruth N. Dulin of Stewartstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Peggy Ann Freyman, 51, beauty shop owner

Peggy Ann Freyman, owner of a Timonium beauty shop, died Sunday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 51 and lived in Mays Chapel.

She opened Beauti Bazar Ltd. at York and Ridgely roads in 1965.

Born and raised in Westminster, she was a 1961 graduate of Westminster High School and studied cosmetology in Baltimore.

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A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home Inc., 6500 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by her mother, Mae V. Freyman of Westminster; two brothers, Clarence D. Freyman of Finksburg and George W. Freyman of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Nicholas Kunkel, Loyola assistant dean

The Rev. Nicholas Kunkel, S.J., who was assistant academic dean at Loyola College from 1972 to 1985 and who taught for years in the Philippines, died Sept. 28 at Stella Maris hospice of complications from a stroke. He was 81.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Oct. 2 at Loyola College and a memorial Mass will be offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Rita's Church, Dunmanway and Dunglow Road in Dundalk.

He is survived by four sisters, Sister Genevieve Kunkel, S.S.N.D., of Villa Assumpta in Baltimore, Marie Kunkel of Baltimore, Maureen Storck of Emmaus, Pa., and Irene Froelich of Baltimore.

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