John Lionel Townsend, 58, an endocrinologist who had taught at Howard University medical school and maintained a private medical practice in Washington since 1973, died Dec. 22 at Holy Cross Hospital after a heart attack. He was a resident of Silver Spring.

Dr. Townsend, a professor of medicine and department chairman at Howard, also was national president of the Association of Academic Minority Physicians. He had served on the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine, and was a member of the National Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

A native of Oklahoma City, he was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma medical school, and had received a chemistry degree from Fisk University. He came to Washington in 1959, serving an internship at D.C. General Hospital and a residency in internal medicine at the old Freedmen's Hospital, where he was chief resident in 1964 and 1965.

He also held an endocrinology fellowship at Georgetown University before returning to the University of Oklahoma in 1968. He served on the Oklahoma faculty and was health services director there before returning here in 1973.

His marriage to Mary Townsend ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Jackson Townsend, and their three children, Michelle, Tiffany and Carlysle Townsend, all of Silver Spring; three children by his first marriage, Lydia Townsend of Oklahoma, and Lisa Townsend and John Jr., both of Washington; and his mother, Ruth Townsend, a brother, Henry, and a sister, Sylvia Menser, all of Oklahoma City.


Riggs Bank Executive

Florence Coulson Davis, 66, a retired banker and active volunteer in the arts who was the widow of Washington artist Gene Davis, died of cancer Dec. 28 at George Washington University Hospital. She lived in Washington.

She worked about 35 years for Riggs Bank, becoming a vice president and bank secretary, before retiring in 1985. Mrs. Davis was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Garden City, Long Island. She graduated from Holton-Arms School and attended Duke University.

She had been active in volunteer work at the Corcoran School of Art and had headed the school's 100th anniversary celebration. She had served on the board of the Source Theater in Washington and on the Committee on the Arts at American University.

Mrs. Davis was active in Holton-Arms alumnae groups. She had done volunteer work with the Life Skills Center, a Washington arts center for the elderly.

Her husband died in 1985. Survivors include two brothers, John L. Coulson of Delray Beach, Fla., and William H. Coulson Jr. of Sierra Madre, Calif.


State Department Official

G. Harold Keatley, 88, a retired deputy examiner for the Foreign Service in the State Department, died of cancer Dec. 29 at the Brookline Village retirement community in State College, Pa.

Mr. Keatley, a former resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring, was born in Unionville, Pa. He graduated from Dickinson College and received law degrees from George Washington University.

He moved to Washington in 1933 and went to work for the State Department. A Foreign Service officer himself, he served successively as assistant chief, operations director, evaluation officer and finally deputy examiner of the Foreign Service, which is the department's professional diplomatic corps. He retired in 1970.

Mr. Keatley was a member of the Lawyers Club, the D.C. Bar, the American Bar Association, the Dickinson College Alumni Association and the Kiwanis Club at Leisure World.

His wife, the former Rosa Dora Stone, died in 1977.

Survivors include a sister, Emily Keatley Blackwood of Springfield, Ohio.


Information Systems Consultant

John Rhoads Broome, 65, a consultant on information systems, died of heart ailments Dec. 17 in Washington on the boat on which he lived.

Mr. Broome was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Yale University, where he also received a master's degree in psychology. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

He was a consultant in Chicago before moving here about 1960 to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the mid-1960s, he left Agriculture and started a nursery in Vienna where he raised orchids. He also was part-owner of an art gallery in Washington. He sold these interests about 1970, but continued to work as a consultant until his death. His firm was called John R. Broome Associates.

Mr. Broome was a member of the Capital Yacht Club and the Westwood Country Club, where he was captain of the senior golf team.

His marriages to Eleanor Noble, Faith Broome and Nancy Broome ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son by his first marriage, Stephen Vanie Noble of San Jose, Costa Rica; a son by his second marriage, Troy Broome of Canton, Ohio; and a grandchild.


Navy Captain

Brook S. Mansfield, 92, a retired Navy captain and former Woodward & Lothrop employee, died of respiratory failure Dec. 28 at Arlington Hospital after surgery for a broken hip. He lived at Vinson Hall in McLean.

Capt. Mansfield was born in Shelby, Ohio, and graduated with the class of 1920 from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Before World War II, he served aboard battleships and destroyers. His wartime assignments included command of the troop transport Bliss in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. His last assignment, before retiring from active duty in 1950, was as operations officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Capt. Mansfield settled in the Washington area in 1950 and received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University. He was a floor supervisor with Woodies for about four years before retiring a second time in 1964.

He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the U.S. Naval Institute.

His wife, Ruth W. Mansfield, died in 1988. Survivors include a son, Malcolm B., of Titusville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.



Joseph Edward Kelly, 69, a Washington artist and teacher who was best known for his portraits and landscapes, died of emphysema Dec. 28 at Suburban Hospital.

Mr. Kelly, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School, and attended the Columbia Technical Institute and the Corcoran School of Art. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific.

In the course of his career, Mr. Kelly had shows at the Corcoran and the Smithsonian Institution. His pictures are included in the permanent collections of various colleges and universities, including The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Examples also are on display at the Retail Clerks International Union and the American Psychiatric Association in Washington, and at other organizations here and elsewhere in the country.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Helen Edwards Kelly, and a daughter, Patricia Jo Kelly, both of Chevy Chase.


Oatlands House Employee

Jean Fleming Imhoff, 77, a member of the staff of Oatlands House, a National Trust property, since the 1970s who was a former Washington movie theater manager and Catholic University employee, died of a heart ailment Dec. 16 at her home in Leesburg.

At Oatlands, she worked in the carriage house gift shop. She also had been administrative assistant to the director and had been acting director of the plantation for a time.

Miss Imhoff, who was born in Missouri, came to Washington in 1944. During the next 30 years, she managed such movie houses as the Dupont, the Town, the Apex, the Ontario and the MacArthur. In the late 1960s and 1970s, she also briefly managed the Parlor, a Georgetown ice cream parlor, operated her own public relations firm, and served as an office manager in the Catholic University drama department.

She leaves no immediate survivors.


SBA Official

Thomas Kelly Desmond, 88, a retired regional director of the Small Business Administration here who was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria, died of a heart ailment Dec. 24 at the Oakmont nursing home in Alexandria.

Mr. Desmond, who lived in Alexandria, was a native of Webster City, Iowa, and graduate of Creighton University. He had served with the Army in Europe during World War II, attaining the rank of colonel. He had been a Chicago banker before moving here and joining the SBA after the war. He retired about 1960.

His wife, Dorothy F., died in 1987. Survivors include a brother, Richard B., and a sister, Helen Desmond, both of Webster City.