Maude Elino Hughes Blamphin, 67, a resident of Arlington for almost 40 years, who was active in scouting, school, church and civic activities, died of cancer Monday at her home in Arnold, Md.

Mrs. Blamphin and her husband, retired Navy Capt. A. Merrick Blamphin, made their home in Arlington from 1938 until 1977, when they moved to Arnold.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Blamphin was active in the Club Scouts, in the Parent Teacher Associations of the Stonewall Jackson and Walter Reed elementary schools, in the affairs of Trinity Presbyterian Church and in various civic groups. She also was a free-lance writer and a student of the life and work of Charles Dickens.

She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Havertown, Pa. She attended Goucher College in Baltimore and later was a social worker in the Philadelphia area. She and her husband were married in 1933.

Mrs. Blamphin was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her husband, of the home, survivors include two sons, John M., of Arnold, and James E., of Caledonia, N.Y.; a daughter, Elizabeth Mavraganis, of Annapolis; a sister, Diana Bevan of Berlin, N.J. and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.