“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries


Jacqueline Wyatt Horney

April 15, 1935 – January 1, 2021

Jacqueline “Jackie” W. Horney, 85, passed away on January 1, 2021. She was born on April 15, 1935 in Chester, MD, the daughter of the late Edgar and Agnes O’Donnell Wyatt.
Jackie was a gifted writer, artist, and award-winning photographer. She served as a teachers aide in the early 1970s at Kent Island Elementary School, then worked as the administrative secretary to the Director of Program Open Space at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. After retiring from the State, she crabbed every day with her husband, Captain Phil, until his retirement as a lifelong waterman. It was their happiest time together culminating a long, loving marriage. She was a caring mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor; always optimistic, fun loving and kind. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband James Phillip “Capt. Phil” Horney Sr., her brother Donald, her sisters Doris and Joan.
Jackie is survived by her children James Phillip Horney Jr. (Joyce), Chet Horney, Eve Fishell (Kevin), her grandchildren; Brian, Kevin, Kit, Kassidy, Karley, Jonah, Joy, and 9 great grandchildren.

Edward Oliver Johnson

June 5, 1957 – January 2, 2021

Edward Oliver “Skeetz” Johnson departed from his life at 63 on Saturday Jan 2,2021 at his home surrounded by his Family and loved ones.
Mr. Johnson was born June 5, 1957 to the late Bennie S. Blake Sr. and Beulah Ash Blake in Chestertown MD. He was raised by his loving grandparents Edward R Johnson Sr. and Helen Johnson. Edward attended Kent County High school where he discovered his love for basketball. He then later enlisted in the U.S Army National Guard. Upon his return home he started to build his career as a self-employed laborer. He enjoyed building and reconstructing homes. He enjoyed working alongside his cousin biggie driving, working on cars and motorcycles just for fun. He loved gathering with family and friends always ready for a summer BBQ where he could enjoy everyone all at once. He enjoyed playing cards, horseshoes, and corn hole. Eddie loved sitting out front listening to music and playing with his dog Lola.
Edward is survived by his Daughter, Natasha Wesley (Maranda White Wesley) of Folcroft, PA. Fiancé, Jane Griffin of Georgetown Md Stepdaughter Olivia Garnett (Darren) of Georgetown Md, Goddaughter Mia Ray, of Georgetown MD. Five sisters Bertha Dean, Gloria Horsey, Portia Jones, Sharress Roy, Taryn Perkins, two brothers Benjamin Bartley and Shannon Roy and special dog Lola. Also survived by his Uncle Jack. Skeetz was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews including his special niece Nicole Blake of North Carolina.

Carl Tyler Butterworth

October 9, 1939 – January 2, 2021

Brigadier General (Ret.) Carl Tyler Butterworth passed away peacefully at his home in Crumpton MD on Saturday, January 2, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Carl T. was born in Elkton MD on October 9, 1939 to parents Frank Hutton and Evelyn Tyler Butterworth. He grew up in Newark DE with younger siblings Audrey and Rodney Butterworth. Upon graduation from Newark High School, Carl T. joined the United States Air Force and began his aviation career.
His military career began in March 1959 when he was accepted as an Aviation Cadet. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 1960 and assigned to Dover Air Force Base as a C-124 co-pilot in the 15th ATS (MATS).
While on Active Duty he progressed to the Aircraft Commander as an Instructor Pilot. His experiences were worldwide and included many classified missions.
In June 1965, he transferred to the Air National Guard in New Castle DE where he accepted an Air Technician Position as a C-97 Flight Simulator Instructor.
He assumed Command of the 142nd Tactical Airlift Squadron, flying C-130A aircrafts on May 12, 1971. He was appointed Commander, Headquarters Delaware Air National Guard (DANG) on November 1, 1977.
With over 6,800 military flying hours, his experiences include participation in United Nations missions in the Belgian Congo, the Berlin operation in 1972, the Cuban crisis, Santa Dominican crisis and the Vietnam War providing airlift support.
Carl T. also had a 33-year career with America Airlines as a Captain flying domestic flights from the Baltimore and Washington area with over 6,500 civilian flying hours.
He married Carolyn Virginia Clough in Ingleside MD on November 24, 1962 . They lived in Crumpton MD with their three children; Carla Lynn, Craig Tyler and Chad Paul. Carl T. is survived by his wife, children and two grandchildren; Madelynn Violet and Maxwell Ethan Minear.
He was a member of the Crumpton Volunteer Fire Department and served the Crumpton United Methodist Church as Treasurer in the past. He spent much of his retirement volunteering at the Air Mobile Command Museum at Dover AFB restoring airplanes.

Mrs. Grace Jones Bishop-Rustand

March 9, 1930 –January 2, 2021

Grace Jones Bishop-Rustand, 90, of Chestertown, MD, departed this life on January 2th, 2021 having faith that she now looks upon the face of her savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the promise in 2 Corinthians 5:8.
Born March 9th, 1930 on a farm in Alamance County, NC, she was the daughter of the late J. Luther and Esther Lee Jones and one of a family of seven children. Graduating from Altamahaw-Ossipee High School in 1948, while attending, she, along with her sister Betsy and brother Leo, known as Leo and Prairie Sweethearts, sang Western, Country, and Gospel over the radio stations WBBB and WFNS out of Burlington, NC. She attended Burlington Business College, Strayer College, and the Patricia Stevens School of Modeling.
She was employed in the purchasing department of I.C. Isaacs & Company, Baltimore, MD for which she also modeled clothing. She later worked as an executive secretary in the Insurance Stock Division of Alex. Brown & Sons, Baltimore. After moving to Chestertown in 1973, she held various part-time jobs with the Chamber of Commerce, the United Fund, and H&R Block. Having an interest in theological studies, Grace established the Historic Christianity Free Lending Library from her home and hosted numerous bible studies.
In 1955, she married well known Baltimore musician, Charles Christian “Charlie” Bishop. They were married for 38 years. After his death in 1994, she married Ellis “Rusty” Rustand with whom she enjoyed 21 joyful years of marriage. Even past ninety, she was an avid reader, well-informed about current affairs, a capable internet user, and most importantly a caring and compassionate person who cared for those around her. Never lacking for warmth and joy for everyone around her, she will be missed.
She is survived by her daughter Bettina Bishop Harris; a grandson Jared Christian Harris; stepchildren Linda Dutton, Lauri Rustand, and Mark Rustand; her sister Betsy Stubblefield of Burlington, NC, and her brother Charles Jones of McLeansville, NC. She was predeceased by her sister Thelma, her brothers, Vernon Jones, Leo Jones, and her dear little brother Gary Jones, who was taken from her family too soon at four years of age and with whom Grace is happy to now finally be reunited.

Herbert Stanley Carroll

May 18, 1933 – January 2, 2021

Herbert Stanley Carroll passed away on January 2nd, 2021 at home. He was 87 years of age and was born on May 18th, 1933 in Easton.
“Stan” was the son of Walter R. and Evelyn Sherwood Carroll. He attended Talbot County Schools and graduated from Easton High School class of 1951. After graduation from high school, he engaged in farming with his father at Matthewstown.
On July 3rd, 1954 he married Norma Hutchison Carroll. On January 8, 1962, he entered the Maryland State Police academy at Pikesville, retiring from the Easton Barrack in 1986. He then sold real estate with Weiland Realty and Long & Foster Realty until his full retirement in 1996.
Mr. Carroll was predeceased by his wife, Norma. He is survived by his two sons: David S. Carroll and his wife, Sylvia of Cordova and Steven D. Carroll and his wife, Dorothy of Cordova. He had three grandchildren, Spencer Carroll, Patrick Carroll and Hannah Carroll. He is also survived by a special friend, Nancy Gambrill. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raleigh Carroll and three sisters, Marie C. Brown, Anne C. Morgan, and Ruth C. Marshall.
Mr. Carroll was a member of Maryland Trooper’s Association, Maryland State Police Alumni Association, Easton Elks BPOE 1622 and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Donald Joseph Springmann

March 2, 1952 – January 2, 2021

Donald Joseph Springmann died on January 2, 2021. He was 68 years old.
Born on March 2, 1952, in Riverdale, MD, he was the son of the late Francis Edgar Springmann, and Jessie (Helmick) Springmann.
Donnie interests included playing the guitar and keyboard, painting, drawing and woodworking. He was a County champion and District champion for the State of Maryland for the Bowie H. S. Wrestling Team. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Bowie High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.
Donald is survived by his sisters Charlotte Hardman (Dean), Helen Pometto (Joseph) and brothers James Springmann (Vickie) and Francis E. Springmann, Jr. In addition to his parents, Donald is predeceased by his sisters Martha Leizear, Mary Vernon, and brother, Charles P. Springmann.

George Wayne Allen

November 2, 1937 – January 2, 2021

George “Wayne” Allen passed peacefully on January 2, 2021 at Bayleigh Chase. Born November 2, 1937, he was the son of James and Lily String Allen. He attended Talbot County Public Schools and was a member of the FFA. On October 11, 1959, he married Shirley Ann Johnson. They celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to her death on December 23, 2019. They were blessed with three children, Wanda Butler, Donna Albright (Larry) and David Allen (Cindy). He was a proud grandfather to Krista Wooters (Cody), Lindsay Cappa (Steve), Lauren Bell (West), Taylor Martino (John), Tyller Butler (Kenny) and Logan Allen. And he adored his great grandsons Lane and Jack Cappa, Knox Murphy and John Martino, Jr.
Wayne was a driver for Preston Trucking for 37 years and would have continued to do so had they not closed their doors. He was so proud to be part of the 151 Line family and he made many friends along the way. He logged over 3 million miles of safe driving. Not ready to retire, he then drove a mail truck for Harvey Prettyman.
He was an Easton Little League coach for 16 years. Go, Chicks! He and Shirley enjoyed buying and selling antiques and he especially loved collecting and working on old clocks. He enjoyed Orioles baseball and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed travelling to harness racing events with his best friend, Seth Willis and Mark Lee, the horse!
Wayne is survived by his sisters, Jackie (Leo)Lituski, Rose Ann Sutherland and Carolyn (Cas) Behr, and brother- in- law Don Johnson and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his in laws Elwood and Rebecca Johnson and uncle, Orville Allen.

Mr. James Melvin Gettings-Welch Jr.

March 14, 1972 – January 3, 2021

Jamie was born in Chestertown Maryland on March 14, 1972 to Jimmy and Jean Welch of Centreville. Jamie lived in Centreville his entire life with his sister Amy Welch Johnson and parents. He spent his time with friends and family at the family farm with Jimmy’s parents and Jean’s parents lived close by in Grasonville. He graduated from QACHS in 1990 and from Salisbury State University in 1995 with a bachelors in Education. He immediately started teaching in the Queen Anne’s County School System and remained there for 26 years as a favorite teacher and colleague. “Mr. Welch” is especially remembered for giving each and every student a nickname that they carried through their entire time at Grasonville Elementary. “Mr. Welch” made every single child feel special, cared for and loved. He also made every colleague feel welcome and important.
Jamie married Louisa Bennett in 1995 and they had twins, Grace and Chandler. Jamie met Richard Gettings in November of 2005 and Richard moved to Maryland to become a family in February 2006. Jamie, Louisa and Richard raised Grace and Chandler with the help of the extended families of Bennetts and Welches including Jamie’s niece and nephew Megan and Tyler who were friends of the children. Between the family and the community Chandler and Grace have become spectacular human beings.
Jamie was a pillar of the community from the time he was a child. He did not hold public office, but after years of working at Edwards, Ed Hammers Vet Clinic and the school system he knew many in the community. Jamie was nine when joined the Pony Express 4H Club which is still active today. He remained active in 4H even as an adult, teaching kids to ride, judging at 4H livestock shows at the county fair, and the public speaking contests to name a few.
Jamie is survived by Richard Gettings, his parents and family mentioned above. Jamie was a special man that touched so many lives in our community. His desire to help others was always evident and his charity of choice would be the Trevor Project. He will be watching us to make sure we are kind to each other and guiding us through our lives without him.

Mrs. Joyce Harrison Alderman

May 10, 1939 – January 3, 2021

Joyce Harrison Alderman passed away on January 3, 2021 at the Caroline Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She was 81.
Born on May 10, 1939 in Preston, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clark Harrison, Sr. and Mae Morgan Harrison. She grew up in Preston and graduated from Preston High School. She then attended Goldey-Beacom Business School.
Joyce married Giles Alderman in February of 1959, sharing almost 50 years of marriage. They had a daughter, Terri; a granddaughter, Crystal; and two great-grandsons, Colin and Read-all lights of her life.
Joyce worked at Easton Memorial Hospital and Hanks Seafood before beginning her almost 30-year career with the Talbot County Department of Social Services.
She and Giles were active in the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. and she was always by his side at all the baseball and softball games that he coached and attended. For three generations, she rarely missed an event of Terri’s, Crystal’s, or Colin’s.
Family and friends meant everything to Joyce. She was always willing and ready to cook for someone, sit with someone, drive someone; whatever they needed, she was there. She was very active in the Bethesda Methodist Church in Preston and cherished the relationships she had with her church family.
Joyce loved to cook for her family, friends, and her church family. Over the years, she hosted many bridal and baby showers, and was well known for her delicious, homemade biscuits. She loved to volunteer to cook for friends and family. In recent years, Joyce enjoyed her Wednesday morning coffee gatherings with “The Golden Girls”.
She is survived by her daughter, Terri Johnson and her husband, Larry; her granddaughter, Crystal Tull Dudding (Josh); her great-grandsons: Colin and Read Dudding; her brother, Dale Harrison (Linda); and sister-in-law, Betty Harrison.
In addition to her parents, Clark and Mae Harrison, and her husband, Giles Alderman, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Clark Harrison, Jr.

Mr. William “Bill” Miller

July 9, 1957 – January 4, 2021

William Donald Miller “Bill” “Billy” was born on July 9, 1957 in Chester, PA. An avid hunter, fisherman and crabber, he loved spending time in Rock Hall, Maryland at his parents’ and grandparents’ cottages. He grew up in Highland Gardens and in Linwood, PA. Bill graduated from Chichester Senior High in 1975 and was a member of the football team-#53.
He worked for Scott Paper as a pipefitter and attended night school for plumbing. He then worked for a number of years at Rainsoft before moving to Chestertown, MD. After resigning from Rainsoft, he tried his hand as a commercial trot line crabber. After that he took a position at Washington College, retiring in July 2019 as a Facilities Manager.
He lived life to the fullest according to “his” rules. He loved his family and was happiest having everyone over for backyard BBQ’s at his pool or on his boat.
He passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 4, 2021. Bill was predeceased by his grandparents and parents. He is survived by his loyal dog, Girl; his loving wife Michelle; daughters Tammy (Bean) and Kelly (Chris); brother Jamie (fiancé Kym); sister Gail (Mike); and nieces and nephew Christina, Michelle, and Michael.

Sarah Ann Duncan

October 29, 1944 – January 5, 2021

Sarah Ann Duncan of Arlington, VA passed away on January 5, 2021 at The Virginian Retirement Community. She was 76.
Born on October 29, 1944 in Easton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. Barnes and Edith Virginia (Wright) Barnes. Sarah “Sally” grew up in Easton and graduated from Easton High School. Sally went to the University of Maryland and then returned to Easton to raise her family. She worked as an office manager for 30 years. She retired in 2003 and in 2013 moved to Virginia to be closer to family.
Sally is survived by her daughter Kelly Ann Duncan of Arlington, VA, and son Michael Donovan Duncan of Hagerstown, MD, as well as his wife Kimberly and her two grandchildren Alexander Donovan Duncan and Madison Lee Anne Duncan.
She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Sue Barnes Walsh.

Lynne Kline Moorhouse

February 1, 1947 – January 5, 2021

Lynne Kline Moorhouse of Stevensville passed away on January 5, 2021. She was 73 years old.
Born on February 1, 1947, in Brownsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Syphers Kline and Kathryn Gue Kline Holleran.
Lynne enjoyed cooking and sewing, and cross stitch. She also like to spend time gardening and canning what she grew. During her relaxation time, she would complete puzzles or settle in and read her bible.
Lynne is survived by her husband Russell W. Moorhouse, Sr.; her son Russell W. Moorhouse II (Lori) of Winchester, VA; her daughter Allison Beach (Kevin) of Columbia, MD. She is also the loving grandmother to eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Laura Williams.

Elizabeth J. Hansen

December 7, 1930 – January 5, 2021

Edward Yingling “Snapper” Thomas

December 6, 1931 – January 5, 2021

Edward Yingling “Snapper” Thomas of Chester, MD died on January 5, 2021 at home. He was 89.
Born in Grasonville, MD on December 6, 1931, he was the son of the late William Henry and Ruby Gardner Thomas. He attended school in Grasonville, and then began working in bridge construction on the Severn River Bridge. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served nineteen months in the Korean War. Upon his return, Mr. Thomas then started working as a waterman until 1995. He then went to work at Waverly On Chester Game Farm as an all around maintenance man. On September 4, 1954 he married Mildred Marie Hopkins of Chester, MD. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #7464, Grasonville and the Bay Country Moose Lodge #831.
Mr. Thomas is survived by a son, Eddie Thomas (Beth) of Stevensville; a daughter, Barbi Hunter (Kelley) of Chester; brother, John R. (Bluey) Thomas of Grasonville; and three grandchildren; Bryan Thomas (Christy) of North Carolina and Stephen Hunter and Keri Hunter of Chester. Great Grandchildren; Adrienne and Makenzie. His best friend Janet Shawn of Chester and beloved dog “Bo”. His wife Mildred Marie Thomas (2001) predeceased him as did his brothers Charles L. Thomas and William C. Thomas and sister Bette Adams.

Clarence Edgar Roberts Jr

November 26, 1926 – January 7, 2021

Clarence Edgar Roberts Jr

November 26, 1926 – January 7, 2021

Mark Allen Rustand

January 1, 1955 – January 8, 2021

Mark Allen Rustand of Chestertown, MD died on January 8, 2021 in Cambridge, MD. He was 66.
He was born on January 1, 1955 in Duluth, Minnesota the son of the late Ellis Duane and Phyllis Louise Wehmeyer Rustand. His stepmother, Grace Bishop Rustand of Easton MD, recently predeceased Mark. Both died of COVID complications.
Mark worked at Millard Lumber Company in Bellevue, Nebraska following his high school and college graduation. He moved to Pennsylvania in 1987 to be closer to family where he was a carpenter and managed a historic property in Wayne, PA. Mark enjoyed fishing, woodworking, church activities, traveling, and camping. He was a member of the Church of the Savior in Wayne, PA and the Chestertown Baptist Church. Mark was also involved with the Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His shy smile and quiet manner belied his thoughtful, kind, generous and silly personality.
He is survived by his sisters: Linda Rustand Dutton of Chestertown, MD and Lauri Marie Rustand of Oakton, VA. He is also survived by several in-laws, nieces and nephews.