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Carol J. Shook, volunteer and former Miss Maryland, dies

Carol J. Shook, volunteer and former Miss Maryland, dies

Carol J. Shook, a former Miss Maryland and a longtime Carroll County volunteer, died Monday of complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Carroll Hospital Center. The lifelong Westminster resident was 84.

The former Mildred Carol Jennette — she never used her first name — was born at home on Main Street in Westminster. She was the daughter of Dr. William Carl Jennette Sr., a physician, and his wife, Mildred Jennette, a homemaker.

She was a 1953 graduate of Westminster High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1957 in liberal arts from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was crowned Miss Maryland in 1955 and was the first winner from Carroll County,...

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