Elizabeth Hoebener, 88, Baltimore County teacher

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Elizabeth Baker Hoebener, a retired Baltimore County teacher, died of a circulatory ailment Jan. 15 at Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 88 and formerly a longtime resident of Rodgers Forge.

Born Elizabeth Held in Towson, she graduated in 1932 from Towson High School. She worked at her father's York Road bakery to earn tuition money and earned a bachelor's degree at Goucher College. She later earned a master's degree in education from what is now Towson University.

Mrs. Hoebener began teaching at a one-room school in Parkton in 1937, and later taught social studies at Towson High until her 1977 retirement.

She was twice widowed. Her husband of 18 years, the Rev. Thomas Baker, a Methodist minister, died in 1961. In 1972, she married Wesley C. Hoebener, a mechanical engineer who died in 1998.

Services were held Jan. 20.

Survivors include two daughters, Katharine Baker of Harrisburg, Pa., and Nancy Tidemand of Silver Spring; a sister, Katharine Buxton of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

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