Maude Faye Kurz, 91, who was active in Girl Scout and church affairs for many years, died of cardiac arrest March 23 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

Mrs. Kurz was born in LaBette, Kan. She came to the Washington area about 1917 and was a secretary in the Patent Office. There she met and married Joseph A. Kurz, a patent examiner. They made their home in Takoma Park and have lived there except for a period in World War II when they lived in Richmond.

From 1932 to 1940, Mrs Kurz was leader of Girl Scout Troop No. 51 in Takoma Park. She also was in charge of a Girl Scout day camp for many years and led groups on camping expeditions in this area.

Mrs. Kurz was one of the organizers of the old Takoma Park Christian Church, now the Georgia Avenue Christian Church.

She also was active in Mothers Club Circle No. 5 and the Takoma Park Horticulture Society.

In addition to her husband, of the home, survivors include three sons, John R., of Langley Park, Philip E., of Bethesda, and James Quintin, of New Bern, N.C.; three daughters, Barbara J. Kurz, of Westchester, Pa., Betty Jo Newton, of Little Rock, Ark, and Loretta Ann Gilmore, of Colesville; 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.