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Carolyn Bosworth Respess

July 20, 1921 July 1, 2019
Carolyn Bosworth Respess
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Carolyn Bosworth Collett Respess, age 97 years, a native of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Catonsville, MD departed this life Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Charlestown Retirement Community at Catonsville, MD where she had been a resident for the past nineteen years.
She was born Wednesday, July 20, 1921 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Alba Chenoweth and Nina Bosworth Collett. During 1947 at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Elkins, WV she was married to Robert Carlyle Respess, who preceded her in death May 20, 1999.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1939, and Davis & Elkins College with the Class of 1943. She was a former Deputy Sheriff of Randolph County, receiving the job following the death of her father in 1946, who was a Deputy at the time under Sheriff Virgil Hamrick, who replaced Carolyn in the job with his new wife following his marriage. She also worked for thirty-one years as a copy editor for Waverly Press at Baltimore, MD. She was a former member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Bonzi Club at Baltimore, MD and was an accomplished artist enjoying oil painting and bird carving.
A funeral service will be held at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab Funeral Home, 1630 Edmonton Avenue, Catonsville, MD on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11 AM. A Graveside Service will be held at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, WV on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM. The Rev. Dr. Peter A. Vial will officiate and interment will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or to the Catonsville Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228.

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Maplewood Cemetery

301 Mapleview Drive
Elkins, WV 26241

Maplewood Cemetery
301 Mapleview Drive Elkins 26241 WV
United States

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Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

301 Mapleview Drive
Elkins, WV 26241

301 Mapleview Drive Elkins 26241 WV
United States

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Gilchrist Hospice Care

11311 McCormick Road, Suite # 350
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund

1400 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

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