Hattie M. Wiseman, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at The Heartlands at Ellicott City, an assisted-living facility.
She was 85 and had lived in Ellicott City for more than 40 years.
Hattie Marie Costello was born and raised in Maryville, Mo. After graduating from high school in Maryville, she attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, now Northwest Missouri State University.
In 1945, she married Richard A. Wiseman, a National Security Agency analyst. He died in 1988.
The couple lived in Japan and Germany before settling in Ellicott City in 1963.
Mrs. Wiseman had volunteered with the Howard County public library, Howard County Senior Center, Howard County General Hospital and Howard County Hospice.
She had been named a Howard County Volunteer of the Year and Resident of the Year at Heartlands in 2004.
Mrs. Wiseman was also a member of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.
Surviving are four daughters, Karyn Davis of Woodbine, Becky Horvath of Worcester, Pa., Debbie Leypoldt of Baltimore and Julie Pearson of Ellicott City; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.