Mary W. Todd, age 87, of Cambridge, MD, died Tuesday evening, July 7, 2009 at Dorchester General Hospital.
Born on February 24, 1922 in Drawbridge, Dorchester County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Winfield Scott Willey and Lillie Elizabeth Adkins Willey.
On June 30, 1946 she married John Melvin Jones. Mr. Jones died on November 10, 1958.
On September 2, 1966 she married Howard Insley Todd, Sr. Mr. Todd died on August 30, 1982.
Mrs. Todd was a self employed beautician for well over sixty years. Her business, Mary’s Beauty Salon, was located on Peachblossom Avenue in Cambridge. For the past several years she worked alongside her daughter Linda at her shop named Linda’s Wright Touch on Washington Street.
Mrs. Todd has belonged to several various churches within Cambridge, however has been a member of Souls Harbor Church of God for several years.
Mrs. Todd was not only known in the community for her beauty salon, but equally as much for her great talented ability to make heirloom knitting and crocheting. People would call her to make specialty items for their family and often one could see her product for sale in the local shops. Mrs. Todd was also an accomplished baker, candy maker and cook.
Surviving are three children from the union of her first marriage, Linda Wright and her husband George of Cambridge, MD, Dennis W. Jones of Madison, MD, Teresa Stelzner and her husband Stephen of Church Creek, MD; two step-children Howard I. Todd, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Hurlock, MD, Nancy Todd Ruark and her husband Samuel of Salisbury, MD; six grandchildren Michelle Anders and her husband Bryan, Ryan A. Jones, Anthony Stelzner II and his wife Miki, G.W. Wright III, Scott K. Jones, Jonathan Wright and his wife Erica; five step-grandchildren Christopher Ruark and his wife Kim, Melissa Fuhr and her husband Martin, Emily Kund and her husband Matt, Howard Todd III and his fiancé Meghan Collier, Sarah Geer and her husband Tommy; a great-grandson Brennan Anders; three step-great-grandchildren Todd Ruark, Morgan Ruark and Alex Kund; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a brother Winfield Scott Willey, Jr.; two sisters Emma Jean Bramble and Cora King.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10th at Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Avenue, Cambridge, MD, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. J. Edward King. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by either sending flowers or making memorial offerings in Mrs. Todd’s memory to Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. To send letters of condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com
Friday July 10, 2009 , 2:00 P.M. at Souls Harbor Church of God