Nancy L. Earp, Sparks resident and retired clerk, dies

Nancy Earp worked at Montgomery Wards in Towson, and met her future, Laurence Earp, who worked in appliance sales at Wards.

Nancy L. Earp, a retired clerk who had worked at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, died March 15 from sepsis at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The Sparks resident was 76.


Nancy Leer Weidner was the daughter of Frank Weidner, a plumber, and Bernice Weidner, a homemaker.

She was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville.


After graduating in 1959 from Parkville High School, Mrs. Earp went to work for the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as a stenographer. She later worked as a secretary for Montgomery Ward at its Towson store.

It was there that she met her future husband, Laurence Earp, who worked in appliance sales at Ward’s. They married in 1971.

Mrs. Earp subsequently worked in circulation departments at the old News American and The Baltimore Sun, selling subscriptions.

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She also had worked for the Brook Shettle Insurance Co. selling travel insurance, then became a clerk at Broadmead in 1999.

She retired in 2012.

Mrs. Earp was an avid collector of antiques.

Services were held Saturday at the Evans Funeral Home in Parkville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Earp is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Illiano of Fallston; a sister, Joyce Li Beth of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren. An earlier marriage to William Prime ended in divorce.


--Frederick N. Rasmussen