Frances Finnell Vandivier, 61, who developed a widely recognized curriculum for professionals in the child care and development field while teaching at Temple University in Philadelphia, died of cancer Nov. 19 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Since moving to Falls Church in 1986, Mrs. Vandivier had been working at Georgetown University on a project for the National Institute of Mental Health. It was the Child and Adolescent Service System Program, which was started by Congress in 1984 to assist state governments in planning comprehensive mental health services for children.

From 1966 to 1986, Mrs. Vandivier taught at Temple, where in 1967 she helped found the child care department and became its head. More than 1,000 health care professionals have gone through the Temple program and its curriculum has been used by other colleges and universities.

Mrs. Vandivier was born in Berea, Ky. A graduate of Berea College, she earned a master's degree in child development at the University of Pittsburgh, and also studied at American University.

She was a founding member of the National Consortium of Child Care Education, the National Association of Child Care Professionals and the Academy of Child and Youth Professionals. She also was a member of the National Mental Health Association and was honored at its Washington convention this year for her work on behalf of children.

Mrs. Vandivier also contributed to professional journals.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Vandivier of Falls Church; three sons, William, of Pittsburgh and John and Robert, both of Philadelphia; her mother, Daisy Finnell, and one sister, Bettye Fraley, both of Berea, and two grandchildren.

J. BURWELL HENING,

74, a retired State Department and United States Information Agency personnel officer, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 17 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Hening was born in Shanghai of American parents. He moved to Atlanta at the age of 8 and later to Richmond. He was a graduate of the University of Richmond.

During World War II he served in the Navy. He joined the State Department after the war and later transferred to USIA. He retired in 1972.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lucy Lee Hening of Alexandria, and one sister, Robin Stewart of Bradenton, Fla.

MARIE RICE STAFFORD,

76, a lifelong resident of the Washington area who was a member of several genealogical organizations, died of a heart ailment Nov. 19 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mrs. Stafford was a past regent of the Abigail Hartman Rice chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, the Daughters of the Barons of Runnymede, the Huguenot Society and the U.S. Daughters of 1812.

She also was a member of the Washington Club and the Marlborough Hunt Club.

From the 1930s until about 1980, she had served on the board of directors and had been a vice president and treasurer of the National Tribune Corp., a business founded by her father, which published the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.

A native Washingtonian, Mrs. Stafford was a graduate of Holton-Arms School.

For several years she lived on a tobacco farm near Upper Marlboro.

She also had traveled extensively with her husband of 48 years, John Michael Stafford. He died in August.

There are no immediate survivors.

CARL F.W. MUESEBECK,

93, a retired chief of the Agriculture Department's insect identification division, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 13 at a hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. He lived in Elba, N.Y.

Mr. Muesebeck, who moved from Hyattsville to New York in 1982, was born in Medina, N.Y. He graduated from Cornell University, where he also did graduate studies in entomology and botany.

He joined the Agriculture Department in Massachusetts about 1916 and transferred to the Washington area in 1931. He became chief of Agriculture's insect identification division in 1935, and was recognized as an authority on hymenoptera, the order of insects that includes wasps, bees and flies. He retired from that position in 1954.

In later years Mr. Muesebeck continued his entomological research as an honorary collaborator and research associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

He received Agriculture's Distinguished Service Award in 1951.

Mr. Muesebeck was a past president of the Entomological Society of America and the Entomological Society of Washington. He was a member of the Biological Society of Washington, the Society of Systematic Zoologists, and the Washington Academy of Sciences. He also was a member of the Cosmos Club.

His first wife, the former Ida C. Pradel, died in 1972. His second wife, the former Luella M. Walkley, died in 1981.

There are no immediate survivors.

ROBERT P. HAGEN,

72, a retired Army colonel who later worked as a management consultant in Pittsburgh and a counselor with the Small Business Administration in Washington, died of cancer Nov. 19 at Walter Reed Hospital.

Col. Hagen served 30 years in the Army before he retired in 1966. His assignments included World War II duty in Alaska, service with the occupation forces in Germany after the war, combat duty in Korea during the war there, service in Naples, and several tours at the Pentagon.

He attended the Command and General Staff School and the Army War College, and earned a master's degree in education at the University of Virginia. He retired as an operational planning officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Pentagon. His decorations included the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit.

A resident of Alexandria, Col. Hagen was born in Bismarck, N.D., and graduated from North Dakota State University.

After retiring from the Army, he moved to Pittsburgh where he was a personnel and administration manager of a research center for the Koppers Co. Inc. Later he was a management consultant there.

He returned to this area in 1981, and at his death was a counselor for the Small Business Administration.

Col. Hagen was a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the Army-Navy Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne P. Hagen of Alexandria, and two sons, R. Peter Hagen Jr. and Charles M. Hagen, both of New York City.