Suzanne F. Kilmon, 100, homemaker and educatorSuzanne...


Suzanne F. Kilmon, 100, homemaker and educator

Suzanne F. Kilmon, a homemaker and former educator, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke at Edenwald. She was 100.

Before moving to the Towson retirement community in 1984, she had been one of the early residents of Northwood, where she had lived since the 1930s.

She taught English and history in Baltimore and Howard County public schools during the 1930s and left the profession in the 1940s to raise her family.

The former Suzanne Foster was born in Spotsylvania County, Va. She earned a bachelor's degree from the State Normal School, now James Madison University, in 1921 and, later, a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of many civic organizations, including the Baltimore Civic League, the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Northwood Garden Club, the Baltimore Country Club and Lovely Lane Methodist Church.

In 1930, she married Weldon T. Kilmon, who was executive vice president of Baltimore Asphalt Paving Co.; he died in 1989.

She was an avid gardener and flower arranger who won several national awards for her arrangements during the 1950s.

A memorial service is set for 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Randolph B. Kilmon Sr. of Baltimore; and a grandson, Randolph B. Kilmon Jr. of Wayland, Mass. A memorial service for Samuel J. Lanahan Sr., 79, a tax expert, lawyer and Eastern Shore resident, will be held at noon July 17 at St. Alban Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., in Washington.

A founding partner of the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, he died May 29 in Torquay, England. He lived in Trappe and also maintained a home in Dartmouth, England.

Pub Date: 7/07/98

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