Barbara S. Devereux, 75, homemakerBarbara Shriver Devereux,...


Barbara S. Devereux, 75, homemaker

Barbara Shriver Devereux, a homemaker, died Friday of cancer at home in Columbia's Harper's Choice village. She was 75.

Born Barbara Lawson Shriver, she was a native of Baltimore. She grew up in Roland Park and attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Torresdale, Pa., and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

A descendant of David Shriver, one of the founders of Union Mills in Carroll County, she made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1943 and three years later married John Ryan Devereux III, who survives her. The couple lived in Howard County.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, William S. Devereux of Glenwood, David S. Devereux of Finksburg, John R. Devereux IV of Washington, and Joseph A. Devereux of Monrovia, Calif.; six daughters, Barbara D. Burch of Sunshine, , Elizabeth H. Devereux of Ellicott City, Sibyl D. Lavin of Marriottsville, Mary R. Devereux of Ellicott City, Hannah D. Barrett of Stewartstown, Pa., and Susanne D. Armstrong of Berryville, Va.; a brother, William H. Shriver of Arnold; two sisters, Virginia S. McDermott of Ellicott City and Hannah S. Smith of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Francis A. McDermott, 84, owner of contracting firm

Francis "Dike" Anthony McDermott, retired owner of a Glen Burnie contracting firm, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 84.

The former longtime Elkridge resident, who had moved to Vero Beach last year, established the general and residential contracting firm of F. A. McDermott & Sons during the 1930s.

He was a communicant of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, 5976 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Alma Fee; a son, Donald Lee McDermott of Linthicum; a daughter, Alma Giunta of Vero Beach; a sister, Sue Frey of Ellicott City; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Amanda L. McGinnes, 71, volunteer teaching assistant

Amanda Lee McGinnes, a retired secretary who enjoyed knitting afghans and reading Bible stories, died of cancer Friday at home in Deep Landing near Chestertown. She was 71.

She was a secretary for Queen Anne's County District Court and the Department of Zoning and Planning. She retired in 1983.

The former Amanda Lee Coursey was born in Roberts Station. She graduated from Church Hill High School in 1944.

In 1946, she married Ralph W. McGinnes. The couple lived in Deep Landing.

She was a member of Chestertown Baptist Church and volunteered as a teaching assistant at Chestertown Christian Academy.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Chestertown Baptist Church, 401 Morgnec Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ralph "Mac" McGinnes of Church Hill; and two granddaughters.

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Pub Date: 10/18/99

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