Lucille Dorothy Ahrens, 89, department store clerkLucille...


Lucille Dorothy Ahrens, 89, department store clerk

Lucille Dorothy Ahrens, a retired department store sales clerk, died Oct. 14 of heart failure at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 89.

The Chester resident had worked as a sales clerk at Hutzler's and Hochschild-Kohn department stores, and later was a clerk typist for Publicker Industries of Baltimore, a liquor distributor. She retired in 1973.

The former Lucille Schuler was born in West Baltimore and was a graduate of Western High School.

In 1930, she married Gilbert Bannister, who died in 1963. Two years later, she married Raymond Weyrauch, who died in 1973.

She was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 20.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Courtice D. Ahrens; a son, Donald Schuler Bannister of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Phyllis Abendschoen of Catonsville; two stepsons, C. Donald Ahrens of Modesto, Calif., and William G. Ahrens of Cherry Hill, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Jack Nelson, 92, longshoreman, steel worker

Jack Nelson, a retired longshoreman, died Saturday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 92 and lived in East Baltimore.

A member of the International Longshoremen's Association for 43 years, he had earlier worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Born in Person County, N.C., where he attended local schools, he moved to Baltimore in 1931.

In 1929, he married Lucille Brown, who died in 1987.

He was a 60-year member of Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline St., where funeral services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today.

He is survived by a son, James Nelson; two daughters, Naon Locust and Oveda Howard; and a sister, Virgie Lawson, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/21/99

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