Cora “Betty” Webb

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TOW­SON — Cora Vir­ginia “Betty” Storey Webb of Tow­son, Md., formerly of Queen Anne’s County, died at Gilchrist Hospice on May 3, 2017. She was 94. Born in Queen Anne’s County on Oct. 31, 1922, she was the daugh­ter of the late Tilden E. and Mar­garet Lo­gan Storey. She grew up in Church Hill, grad­u­ated from Cen­tre­ville High School in 1939 and at­tended Wash­ing­ton Col­lege for a year be­fore en­rolling in the Univer­sity of Mary­land Nurs­ing School from 1941 to 1944. Af­ter com­plet­ing nurs­ing school, she en­listed in the Army with two friends, and the trio served in Nor­mandy at the 164th hos­pi­tal. Af­ter three months, she was trans­ferred to an­other field hos­pi­tal to care for sol­diers in­jured in the Bat­tle of the Bulge. Her mil­i­tary ca­reer also in­cluded posts in the Philip­pines and at a mil­i­tary hos­pi­tal in West Vir­ginia. She was hon­or­ably dis­charged from the Army af­ter her ser­vice from 1944 to 1947.

Af­ter her hon­or­able dis­charge, she mar­ried John “Jack” Webb in 1948, and the cou­ple made their home in Queen Anne’s County. Mrs. Webb con­tin­ued her nurs­ing ca­reer at the Ch­ester­town Hos­pi­tal and Eas­ton Memo­rial be­fore be­com­ing a ded­i­cated nurse for Dr. Rod­ney Lay­ton of Cen­tre­ville, Md.

Mrs. Webb was a mem­ber of Our Mother of Sor­rows Catholic Church, where she par­tic­i­pated in the choir and the Ladies Al­tar So­ci­ety, and the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

She loved spend­ing time with her fam­ily, va­ca­tion­ing in Maine, cook­ing and en­ter­tain­ing, read­ing, es­pe­cially her trea­sured copy of “Tom Sawyer,” and singing and danc­ing to the mu­sic of Louis Arm­strong. Mrs. Webb took great pride in her mil­i­tary ser­vice, in her re­la­tion­ships with her beloved hus­band and chil­dren, and in be­ing a part of her fam­ily’s ac­com­plish­ments.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Mary Beth Webb and Margie Starr (Wil­liam C.); her grand­chil­dren, Kelly M. Ash­li­man (Joshua), Lauren H. Kildea (Joseph P.), Joseph L. Her­nan­dez, Ari­anna El­iz­a­beth Starr; her great­grand­chil­dren, MacKen­zie Ash­li­man, Bryanna Ash­li­man, Halie Ash­li­man, Lo­gan Ash­li­man and Mary Is­abella Kildea; and many nieces, neph­ews, grand nieces and grand neph­ews. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, John H. Webb, in 1996.

Mrs. Webb had spe­cial re­la­tion­ships. Her dear­est friend was Mary Ann (Mickey) Pet­rick. To­gether, they at­tended nurs­ing school and en­listed in the Army dur­ing WWII. She also had a dear com­pan­ion while liv­ing at Eden­wald Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity, Mr. Richard Work­ing.

Mrs. Webb do­nated her body to the Mary­land Anatomy Board Gift Registry. A pri­vate in­ter­ment at Crump­ton Ceme­tery will be planned for im­me­di­ate fam­ily only at a later date.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Women in Mil­i­tary Ser­vice for Amer­ica Memo­rial, www. wom­ensmemo­rial.org, or to the lo­cal hospice of your choice.

For on­line con­do­lences, please visit www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

CORA “BETTY” WEBB

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