Cleo S. Worsley


Cleo S. Worsley, 74, a retired D.C. Department of Health administrator, died of cancer Dec. 5 at the home of a son in Laurel.

Mrs. Worsley was born in West Virginia and grew up in Beckley, W.Va. In 1944, she settled in the Washington area. She lived in the District of Columbia and later in Landover.

For 33 years, she worked for the D.C. Health Department, and for much of this period, she was assigned at the health clinic on Upshur Street NW. She retired in 1981. In retirement, she worked part time as a teller at Bank of America.

She was a member of Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Washington.

Her avocations included fishing and gourmet cooking.

Her husband, Albert W. Worsley Sr., died in October 1998.

Survivors include three children, Albert W. Worsley Jr. of Landover, Marcus Worsley of Laurel and Paul Worsley of Mitchellville; and seven grandchildren.

Wilma Shaffer Mater


Wilma Shaffer Mater, 88, who was head librarian at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda from 1964 until she retired in 1976, died of chronic obstructive lung disease Nov. 18 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mater, who lived in Cabin John, was born in Fulton, Kan., and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She received a master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago.

During World War II, she was a Navy Department librarian in the Washington area, then in 1946 moved to Portland, Ore., where she worked for the Library Association of Portland. She returned to the Washington area in 1949 and in 1956 began her career with the Montgomery County schools. She was a fourth-grade teacher at schools that included Clara Barton and Bannockburn elementary schools and then a librarian at Burning Tree and Wood Acres elementary schools.

Her volunteer work included establishing a library at the Chelsea School in Silver Spring.

Her husband, Dan H. Mater, died in 1991.

Survivors include two children, Maud Mater of McLean and Evan Mater of Cabin John; and a grandson.

Audrey B. Lenderking


Audrey B. Lenderking, 86, a nurse who retired from the child research branch of the National Institutes of Health in 1974, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 6 at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va.

Mrs. Lenderking was born in Portsmouth, Va., and studied nursing at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore. She began her career as a pediatric nurse in Baltimore, then in the 1940s and 1950s was a nurse in the newborn nursery at Suburban Hospital.

Mrs. Lenderking, a former resident of Bethesda, moved to Front Royal after retiring from NIH.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert G. Lenderking of Front Royal; two children, R. Michael Lenderking of Sterling and Jane L. Talbott of Baltimore; a brother, J. Forrest Brinkley of McLean; and a granddaughter.

Maryte V. Heenan

Antiques Dealer

Maryte V. Heenan, 51, an Alexandria antiques dealer, died of a stroke Dec. 5 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mrs. Heenan had operated Cambridge Classics, in the Criley Warehouse on North Lee Street, since 1990, and specialized in decorative antiques. In the late 1980s, she was a freelance diet counselor in Fairfax and Chantilly and a Diet Center franchiser in Alexandria.

Mrs. Heenan, who was known as Mary, was born into a Lithuanian family living in Germany. She was raised in Cambridge, Mass., and had lived in Fairfax County for 28 years. She was a graduate of Chamberlayne College in Boston. She taught art in Fairfax in the early 1970s.

She was a volunteer at W.T. Woodson High School and Mantua Elementary School, a fund-raiser for Providence Nursery School in Fairfax and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Fairfax.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Michael Heenan of Fairfax; three children, Garrett Heenan and Leslie Heenan of Arlington and Suzanne Heenan of Fairfax; two sisters; and a brother.

Evelyn Houston Hoofnagle

Church Member

Evelyn Houston Hoofnagle, 85, a former member of St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean, died of pneumonia Dec. 7 at a retirement community in Sarasota, Fla. She moved there a year ago from McLean.

Mrs. Hoofnagle, a resident of the Washington area off and on for 60 years, accompanied her husband to Foreign Service posts in Germany and Ireland.

She was a native of Smyth County, Va., and a graduate of Marion College.

Survivors include her husband, James Edward Hoofnagle of Sarasota; three sons, John Hoofnagle of Orlando, Jay Hoofnagle of Bethesda and Van Hoofnagle of Tallahassee; a brother; a sister; and 10 grandchildren.

Helen Nutter Herzog

Board Member

Helen Nutter Herzog, 87, who served on the women's board of George Washington University Hospital and was president of the university's women's faculty club, died Dec. 6 after hip surgery at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Bethesda.

Mrs. Herzog was born in Covington, Va. She was a graduate of GWU, where she was a secretary in the office of the president in the 1930s.

She was a charter member, trustee and Sunday school teacher at Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda, president of the Westmoreland Hills Garden Club and the Inner Wheel Club of Washington, and a member of Pi Beta Phi social sorority. She was a volunteer at the Florence Critteton Home.

Her husband of 60 years, Henry W. Herzog, died in 1995.

Survivors include two children, Garland H. Herndon of Michigan and Dr. Henry W. Herzog Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.