So. Maryland Obituary Announcements
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Gillette, Helen C.
Birth: Thursday, December 29, 1927
Residence: Port Tobacco, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Helen C. Gillette, age 88 of Port Tobacco, MD died January 23, 2016 at her daughter's home with Hospice. She was the daughter of Ellis Otey and Ollie Ashby Otey and was married to James Boyd Gillette, Sr.

Friends received on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 10AM until time of Funeral Service at 12PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment to follow at 1:45PM at MD Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Kutchi, Robert John
Birth: Saturday, April 12, 1941
Residence: Bryans Road, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 74
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Robert "Bob" John Kutchi, 74, of Bryans Road, MD died January 23, 2016 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was the son of Stephen Kutchi and Anna Bednar Kutchi and was married to Judith Bachman Kutchi.

Bob was an educator for 35 years with the Prince George's County Board of Education and St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School in Bryans Road, Maryland.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, Maryland 20675. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Koebke, Ruby Dean
Birth: Saturday, June 06, 1925 in Albany, Kentucky
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Ruby Dean Koebke, 90, of Huntingtown passed away January 23, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born June 6, 1925 in Albany, KY to John Ridley and Emma Locora (Hicks) Thrasher. Ruby was born and raised on the family farm in Albany, KY where she walked 3 ½ miles to high school. She moved to DC in 1941 and worked at the post office.

Ruby married Walter Koebke on June 1, 1946 and they made their home in College Park where they bought their first home in 1952 and sold it in 2015 before Ruby moved to Huntingtown.

In her leisure time Ruby enjoyed crossword puzzles which taught her a lot. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, investing in the stock market and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Walter Alvah Koebke in 1978. She is survived by daughters; Barbara E. Cain and her husband Bob of Huntingtown and Emma Lou Ridgway and her husband Jim of Poolesville and son Donald E. Koebke and his wife Gail of Chesapeake Beach. She is also survived by grandchildren; Christy Rager and her husband Kenny, Beth Tatum and her husband Ken, Jennifer Ridgway, Jim Ridgway and his wife Dally, Jonathan Ridgway, Joseph Ridgway and Karen Koebke-Webber and her husband Addam, as well as five great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Whitbeck, Clare Elizabeth
Birth: Tuesday, August 20, 1940 in Arlington, Virginia
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 75
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Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75, of Leonardtown, MD passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1940 in Arlington, VA to the late George Walton Calvert and Lottie Mae Copenhaver Calvert.

After graduating from George Washington University in Washington, DC with a bachelor's degree in speech correction, Clare and her friend Isabel spent the summer driving to Clare's first teaching job in Arizona. This spirit of adventure characterized Clare's entire life. After a year in Arizona, where she taught special needs children and in her free time acquired her private pilot's license, she moved back east to teach in the DC public schools as a classroom speech improvement teacher. She later worked for the US Postal Service and the FAA, but she spent most of her working life as a bookkeeper for a variety of small businesses, keeping them on track financially as much as she could and holding them accountable when necessary.

On October 14, 1966, Clare married her beloved husband, Walter Laurence Whitbeck in Arlington, VA. Together, they celebrated over 49 wonderful years of marriage, even if they both had trouble remembering the exact date.

Clare enjoyed singing and wanted to develop her skills, so in the 1980's she started taking singing lessons. She enjoyed it enough to quit smoking and keep going until she received her Master of Arts in Vocal Performance from American University in 1997. She was an alto in the Christ Church choir, and sang in multiple church choirs and community choruses and in the Crittenden Opera Workshop. She also gave private voice and stage performance lessons.

After moving to St. Mary's County in 1997, Clare became active in monitoring governmental issues associated with quality of life including the environment, schools, land use and growth management. She several times ran for public office, once winning the primary for the Board of Education.

She also dedicated her time as a strong advocate for people in long term care, serving as the Treasurer and Legislative Chair of Voices for Quality Care, an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those needing such care. When calls came in to the Voices helpline Clare would spend hours listening to people who felt helpless and then give them the tools to navigate through the system and, when she could, go to them personally. Her experiences with helping them fueled her passion to bring the problems (and ideas for solutions) to those who had the power to make the necessary changes.

She was a Meals on Wheels driver, Chair of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, a member of the Citizen's Review Board for Children, and various other volunteer group and ad hoc committees. She also was a member of the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron, the Potomac River Association, the Coalition for Quality Care, The Democratic Club of St. Mary's County, NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and others, sometimes serving as treasurer.

Clare was determined to fill her role as grandmother to the utmost, entertaining the grandchildren at her home, at theirs, and on the road in between. Warm breezes brought opportunities to spend time on "OFFWEGO", a catamaran that was well suited for "the chickens of the sea" (as she and Larry described their sailing approach). When at home, she enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders on her deck (and chasing away the squirrels). She enjoyed cooking both from recipes and improvisation, as evidenced by the many great meals she created using only a microwave and electric fry pan while her kitchen was being remodeled.

In addition to her husband, Clare is also survived by her children, Sarah Crandall of Dunkirk, MD and Karen McKinney of Ijamsville, MD; her siblings, Richard W. Calvert of Kent, WA and Marjorie Sullivan of Justin, TX; her grandchildren, Graceanne Crandall, Ryan McKinney, and Katie McKinney; and nephew Phillip Loftis of Argyle, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law Ray Crandall.

A Memorial Service and celebration of Clare's life will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Voices for Quality Care (PO Box 592, Chestertown, MD 21620), or to Hospice of St. Mary's. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Rausch, Myrtle Myers
Birth: Thursday, June 28, 1928 in Annapolis, Maryland
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Friday, January 22, 2016 at the age of 87
Laid to Rest: in the Mt. Harmony U.M. Church Cemetery, Owings, Maryland
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Myrtle Myers Rausch, a native of Annapolis and 41 year resident of Owings, passed away peacefully at her residence January 22, 2016. Myrt was born June 28, 1928, the middle child of nine children born to Harvey F. and Myrtle (Carr) Myers, in Annapolis where her family owned and operated the Myers Company, a general and sundry store on West Street. She attended Germantown Elementary and was a graduate of Annapolis High School, class of 1945. For several years Myrt was employed as a secretary at the US Naval Academy.

She married John Owen "Ownie" Rausch November 21, 1951 and they resided in Annapolis where she was a homemaker and partner with her husband in several Annapolis business ventures. In 1974, they purchased an existing funeral home in Owings, MD, renamed it Rausch Funeral Home, where they relocated and remodeled the facility to include their residence.

Myrt was an active member of the Calvert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 40 years, working at the information desk and spending countless hours knitting baby hats and sewing "Christmas Stockings" for newborns. She was also a member of Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, baking, "Big Band" music, reading, and genealogy. She loved spending time with all of her family, especially at holiday gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ownie on November 19, 2000. She is survived by daughters Judy A. Gross and husband Bill of Owings, Bobbi Rausch and husband Chris Marquess of St. Leonard; grandchildren Chris Gross (Rachael), Caroline Gross (Jonathan Cooper), Rebecca Gross (Michael Demarest), Crystal and Matthew Marquess; great-grandchildren Sadie and Maddie Belle Gross and Dylan and Riley Ferrero. She is also survived by sisters Irene E. White, Beverly L. Ames (Don), and Joan C. Myers, a brother Martin H. Myers (Helga), a sister-in-law Rose Rausch of Annapolis, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers H. Fenton Myers, Jr. and John A. "Buck" Myers, and sisters Ivyl V. Rowland and Shirley A. Myers.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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