Jane D. Deppler, 48, a retired counselor at Miller House in Falls Church and a former director of several homeless assistance centers in the Washington area, died July 21 of cancer at Fairfax Hospital.
Mrs. Deppler, who lived in McLean, was a native of Wooster, Ohio. She graduated from Maryville College in Tennessee and received a master's degree in international relations from American University.
She served in the Peace Corps in Niger from 1964 until 1966, when she settled in the Washington area.
From 1977 to 1980, she was director of the Pilgrimage Hostel program at Church of the Pilgrims Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Later she directed the Mount Vernon Day Center pilot program with Luther Place Church in Washington, and was executive director of Shelter House Inc. in Fairfax. From 1985 to 1987, she directed the Cooperative Urban Ministries Center in Washington. She retired from Miller House in 1989 for health reasons.
Mrs. Deppler had been a member of the Sessions at Church of the Pilgrims. Since 1984, she had been a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean.
Survivors include her husband, Michael C. Deppler of McLean; two children, Michele Deppler and Paul Deppler, both of McLean; her mother, Ruth Dodez-Collier of Wooster; and a sister, Paula Moeckel of Vienna, Austria.
LEONARD D. KEMENYAS
Labor Department Official
Leonard D. Kemenyas, 57, a manpower development specialist at the Department of Labor, died of liver disease July 21 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Mr. Kemenyas, who lived in Arnold, Md., was born in New Jersey and grew up in Washington. He graduated from Eastern High School. He received a bachelor's degree in commercial science from Benjamin Franklin University, a bachelor's degree in business from Georgetown University and a master's degree in business administration from American University.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. Later he worked here as a budget analyst for the General Services Administration and the Government Printing Office.
About 1960, he became a marketing representative here for Avco, a marketing company. From 1960 to 1975, he taught business and marketing classes part time at Benjamin Franklin University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He went to work at the Labor Department in 1975.
Mr. Kemenyas was the publication chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a past secretary of the Anne Arundel Fish and Game Association.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Betty Jean Kemenyas of Arnold; a son, Richard Kemenyas of Fairfield, Pa.; his parents, Alexa and Anne Kemenyas of Washington; and a brother, Dennis Kemenyas of Glenn Dale.
BENA FIELD LANE
Red Cross Gray Lady
Bena Field Lane, 92, an Army officer's wife who had done volunteer work at military posts in the United States, Germany and Puerto Rico, died of heart ailments July 21 at Goodwin House in Alexandria.
Mrs. Lane was born in Washington into a military family. She grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Virginia.
She had done volunteer work with the Girl Scouts, served as a Red Cross Gray Lady and translator of Spanish and been a member of the board of directors of the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen's Club in Washington.
Her husband, retired Army Col. Herman Lane, died in 1984.
There are no immediate survivors.
OTTILIE E. UNDERWOOD
Teacher and Saleswoman
Ottilie E. Underwood, 83, a former teacher and Woodward & Lothrop saleswoman, died of cancer July 23 at the Hermitage Nursing Home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Underwood, who lived in Arlington, was born in Dutchtown, Mo. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, and as a young woman she taught grade school in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
She moved to the Washington area in 1931. From 1945 until 1960, she taught at the Jack and Jill Day School in Hyattsville, and then worked as a saleswoman in the stationery department of the Woodward & Lothrop downtown store until retiring in 1974.
Her husband, Thomas L. Underwood, died in 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Underwood Jr. of Arlington and Robert E. Underwood of Riverdale; and a sister, Ernestine Sudekum of Gordonsville, Mo.