Shirley A. More

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Shirley Agnes Reed More, 90, of Reisterstown, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville.

Born Nov. 16, 1922, in New York, she was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Agnes Gordon Reed. She was the wife of William Lynn More, her husband of 66 years, whom she married June 22, 1946.

She was a graduate of Albany State Teachers College with a degree in mathematics.

She met her husband when he returned to visit his high school English teacher at Oneonta High School. After they were married, they relocated to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

After her husband's graduation, they moved to Arvida, Quebec. During the Korean War, her husband was recalled to active duty and they relocated several times, eventually settling in Baltimore in 1955.

From 1955 until 1964, she taught upper level math part time in the Baltimore County School system. During this time she was active as a Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and in her children's PTA. She worked with her husband and a parent group to make Liberty Road Baseball one of the largest Little Leagues with more than 1,200 players and 86 teams.

In 1964 she decided to return to work full time as a mathematician. She applied statistical work at Rosewood, and ended up becoming a social worker for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. Working in the foster care division she found her true calling to help the foster parents who provided care to children, many who had special needs.

After 19 years, she retired to join her husband in other community activities. Together they worked side by side in various Masonic organizations and in the 4th Marine Division. One of the largest events she helped bring to fruition was the 4th Marine Division reunion aboard the newly built aircraft carrier Iwo Jima. The World War II veterans were the guests of the USN for the maiden voyage of the Iwo Jima.

She especially enjoyed her golden retrievers. She participated in Pets on Wheels upon retirement. Not only did she enjoy her dogs, she had a fondness for nature, feeding the possums, squirrels and birds. She and her husband were known to have the deer eat from their hand at the back door.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are son and daughter-in-law Douglas Glenn and Whitney More, of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Cindy M. and John Bowie, of Hunt Valley; and grandchildren Sam More and wife Kate, Peter More, John Bowie and Charlie Bowie.

She was predeceased by a son, William Walter More; and a brother, Thomas W. Reed.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service, 1 p.m. Saturday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Interment will be in Wards Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Randallstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the .

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 17, 2012
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