Routh Bridgers Farley, 96, the widow of a retired commandant of the Coast Guard, died of respiratory failure June 2 at Mount Vernon Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.
Mrs. Farley was a native of Wilmington, N.C. In 1915, she married J.F. Farley, a Coast Guard officer. She accompanied him on his assignments across the United States. Adm. Farley retired in 1950.
They then lived in Alexandria until 1965 when they moved to Florida. They returned here in 1972. Adm. Farley died in 1974.
Mrs. Farley was a member
of Immanuel Church-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church in Alexandria and the National Society of Colonial Dames. Her hobbies included gardening and golf.
Survivors include two daughters, Emily Farley Wigglesworth and Betty Farley Price, both of Alexandria; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
VIRGINIA L. ZIMMER-KARCH
Virginia Lorraine Zimmer-Karch, 67, founder and executive vice president of the Arlington-based Institute for Professional Education, died June 10 at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. She had cancer.
Mrs. Zimmer-Karch, who lived in Arlington, was born in Rome City, Ind. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Business. Before coming here as a permanent resident in 1967, she accompanied her husband to various military posts across the United States.
In 1975 she founded the Institute for Professional Education, an organization that sponsors educational seminars for the business community. She continued working there until her death.
Her marriage to retired Marine Corps Col. Andrew M. Zimmer ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband, retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Frederick J. Karch of Arlington; three sons by her first marriage, Andrew J. Zimmer of Virginia Beach, Philip C. Zimmer of Raleigh, N.C., and David L. Zimmer of Norfolk; and five grandchildren.
MARION L. MOSES
Marion Lillian Moses, 81, a retired secretary with the Suburban Trust Co. in Hyattsville, died of complications of diabetes June 8 at Doctors' Hospital in Prince George's County. She lived in Bowie.
Mrs. Moses was born in Buffalo and grew up in Rochester, N.Y. She came to the Washington area in 1928 as a secretary with the W.B. Moses & Son furniture store. She worked there until the business closed in the late 1930s. After working at several other secretarial jobs in the Washington area, she worked for Suburban Trust from 1945 to 1971. Suburban is now part of the Sovran bank company.
Her husband, Charles H. Moses, died in 1980. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ream of Bowie; two sisters, Elsie McNulty of Endicott, N.Y., and Patricia Tarr of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
BELL WARD EDWARDS
Bell Ward Edwards, 80, a D.C. public elementary school teacher for 12 years until 1942 when she moved to California, Md., died in her home there June 8 after a heart attack.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Columbia Heights. She graduated from Central High School and the Wilson Normal School.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, William Rollin Edwards of California; five children, Tonia Edwards Beauchamp of Great Falls, Nancy Lee Edwards of Vienna, and William Ward Edwards, Clarissa Ann Edwards and Jonathan Rollin Edwards, all of California; a sister, Ruth Ward Edwards of Alexandria; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ELINOR MORSE RYAN BRADY
Elinor Morse Ryan Brady, 78, the widow of retired Navy Rear Adm. Parke Howle Brady who had accompanied him to posts in Europe and the United States, died of cancer June 11 at her home in Afton, Va.
Mrs. Brady, who also lived in Washington, was born in Suffern, N.Y. She moved to this area as a child and graduated from Visitation Convent. Later she studied in Europe.
Her husband died in 1972. Survivors include three children, Peter Brady of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Clarke Brady Mayo and Elena Brady Adams, both of Charlottesville; and a granddaughter.
PARKER L. FOLSOM
Parker Lowell Folsom, 76, a retired Navy captain who spent five years as a manager of systems analysis and planning at the UNIVAC division of the Sperry Rand Corp. in Washington before retiring again in 1968, died of a cerebral hemorrhage May 17 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington.
Capt. Folsom was a native of Portsmouth, N.H. He was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Pacific during World War II. He spent most of his career in data systems, receiving two awards of the Legion of Merit before retiring in 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Marian, of Washington; and a brother, Phillips E., of Phoenix.
MARIE S. KOEPFLE
Agriculture Dept. Aide
Marie S. Koepfle, 93, a retired Agriculture Department employee who also had worked for a travel agency, died of a heart ailment June 10 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Silver Spring. She lived in Silver Spring.
She worked at Agriculture for 35 years before retiring in 1957 as an administrative aide. She sold trips at the Windjammer Travel Service in Silver Spring from about 1958 to 1961. Mrs. Koepfle attended Coppins business college in her native Illinois before moving here in 1918.
She was a past president of the ladies auxiliary of the Rosensteel Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Woman's Democratic Club of Silver Spring and the Ladies of the Elks in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Koepfle was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring and its sodality. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her husband of 63 years, Leo Koepfle, died in 1988. Her survivors include a son, Richard P., of Silver Spring; a daughter, Patricia Bloomfield of Chevy Chase; a brother, Robert Scott, and two sisters, Viola Scott and Marian Ryan, all of California; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.