Frances Louise Lease Marschall
Frances Louise Lease Walker Marschall, 92, died May 29,
2011 at her Annapolis home. She was born March 24, 1919,
in Cumberland, to Verta Viola Smith Lease and Richard
Westley Lease.

She lived in the MacArthur Boulevard area of Washington,
DC and attended a Georgetown boarding school run by
Episcopal nuns. In 1934, her mother remarried. Her
stepfather, Milton L. "Reds" Pettit, was a minor league
baseball umpire.

After graduating from
Western High School (1937) and Maebella Honour Beauty
School (French), she worked as a beautician. In 1942, she married John "Jack" Stanton
Walker, a civil engineer. They had one daughter, Pamela Amelia Walker. After living in
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Long Island, NY, the couple was residing in Maryland
when Jack died in an auto accident in 1962. She married Carl Marschall in 1966, and
together they renovated and managed several properties in Baltimore County. Carl died
in 1974.

After living independently in Wilson Point, Middle River for 34 years, she moved to
Annapolis to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and John Masterson. She will
be remembered for her extraordinary cooking, zesty spirit and signature red hair.

In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is also survived by two granddaughters,
Jennifer Odenwald (Peter), of Severna Park and Joanna Masterson, of Annapolis; and
three great-grandchildren, Jack, Maddy and Peri Odenwald, all of Severna Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense
Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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