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Ruth H. Fletcher, 84, secretary, homemaker


Ruth H. Fletcher, a secretary and homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Bel Air resident was 84.

She was a secretary at the Maryland School for the Blind in Parkville, working there from the early 1970s until her retirement in the early 1980s.

She was born Ruth Hersch in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School. She worked for the Chesapeake Supply Co. in Baltimore after high school.

She married Joseph J. Fletcher in 1943. The couple moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where her husband was stationed in the Navy. They returned to Parkville in 1945. The family moved to Bel Air in 1971. Mr. Fletcher died in 1983.

Mrs. Fletcher was active in Hamilton Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. More recently, she was a member of Bel Air United Methodist Church.

After her retirement, she volunteered at Fallston General Hospital and later at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and traveling.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include three sons, Dwayne B. Fletcher of Nottingham, Darryl G. Fletcher of Baldwin and Deane B. Fletcher of Churchville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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