Cora “Betty” Webb
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