Mary Reinhardt Edmonds, 89, nutritionist


Mary Reinhardt Edmonds, a nutritionist who taught at several local hospitals, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 89 and lived in Tudor Arms Apartments on West University Parkway.

Born Mary Reinhardt in Baltimore , she was a graduate of Seton High School and the old St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg. After briefly living in North Carolina, she returned to Baltimore and taught nutrition and diet therapy to nurses at several local hospitals, including Union Memorial, Mercy and the old Lutheran Hospital.

She was an active member of the Maryland Dietetic Association and served as its president from 1948 to 1949.

Her husband, J. Bernard Edmonds, died in 1954.

She was an avid reader and member of several book clubs, including the Nutrition Journal Club. After retiring in 1978 she traveled to England, Ireland, and Italy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 North Charles St.

Mrs. Edmonds is survived by a stepdaughter, Jon Stephens of Towson; and two sisters, Betty Knickman of Baltimore and Charlotte Nevy of Columbus, Ohio.

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