Joyce M. Vogelsang, homemaker

Joyce M. Vogelsang, a homemaker and avid sports fan, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. She was 85.

Born and raised in Baltimore, the former Joyce Millicent Pruett was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Southern Maryland.


When Carroll County General Hospital — now Carroll Hospital Center — opened its doors in 1961, Mrs. Vogelsang took a job there as a unit clerk and worked there until 1969.

The former Winfield resident later moved to Westminster.


She was a devoted fan of the Orioles and Ravens, and she enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia associated with the teams.

"She decorated her kitchen when it was football or baseball season with her Ravens and Orioles stuff," said a daughter, Sandra A. Currence of Westminster.

Mrs. Vogelsang also collected stuffed bears, her daughter said.

Her husband of 42 years, Leo T. Vogelsang, a Western Maryland Railway worker, died in 2003.

Mrs. Vogelsang was a communicant of St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Vogelsang is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Warner and Robert E. Warner, both of Westminster; two other daughters, Joyce Ann Vogelsang of Littlestown, Pa., and Rebecca L. Jennings of Bridgeville, Del.; a brother, Daniel Ellis of Timonium; two sisters, Patricia Onnen of Ruxton and Winifred Dalrymple of Chico, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. An earlier marriage ended in divorce.