Marie Elizabeth Shifflett

School Dietician

Marie Elizabeth Shifflett, 80, a retired private school dietician, died June 14 of pneumonia at Virginia Hospital Center. She lived in Arlington.

Mrs. Shifflett was born in Vienna and graduated from Washington-Lee High School. She worked at Fairfax-Brewster School for 10 years and retired in 1975.

She was president of Women of the Moose in Alexandria.

Her husband of 65 years, Charles Shifflett, died in March.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Bush of Arlington and June Cayne of White Oak; a brother, Vernon Martin of Arlington; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

Barbara Louise Istvan


Barbara Louise Istvan, 84, a former field vice president and board member of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, died of lung failure June 13 at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base. She lived in Fort Washington.

Mrs. Istvan, a Washington area resident since 1953, was born in Santa Ana, Calif. She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in English literature and worked as a ramp agent for American Airlines during and after World War II.

She accompanied her husband, Edwin J. Istvan, an Air Force officer who later retired as a lieutenant colonel, on his military assignments to Guam, Japan and elsewhere.

She was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Washington and past president of a volunteer kindergarten program in Hillcrest Heights.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, of Fort Washington, survivors include four children, Rudyard L. Istvan of Northbrook, Ill., Laurence B. Istvan of Issaquah, Wash., Karlyn M. Heidebrink of Tonasket, Wash., and Steven N. Istvan of Atlanta; a sister; a brother; and six grandchildren.

Leonard L. Webb

Federal Building Manager

Leonard Loftis Webb, 78, who worked in building management for the General Services Administration and Defense Department, died June 25 at his home in Waldorf. He had congestive heart failure and dementia.

Mr. Webb joined the GSA in 1964 and worked in management positions throughout the Midwest. He also took assignments advising the governments of Mexico and Kuwait on such large projects as hospitals, soccer stadiums and factories.

He settled in the Washington area in 1980 and managed Defense facilities. At one point, he was night building manager at the Pentagon. He retired in 1989, spending the last two years full time with the Defense Department.

Mr. Webb was born in Atlanta and raised in Washington, where he attended Eastern High School. He later received a GED.

He served in the Merchant Marine in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II.

In the 1950s, he did painting and refurbishing for Northern Virginia apartment complexes and several military installations. From 1958 to 1964, he was employed by the Holy Cross Sisters of Notre Dame, Ind., to oversee the property at St. Mary's College.

He was a former president of the Rock Creek Lions Club in Washington and a member of the American Merchant Marine Veterans. He attended theater productions.

His marriage to Dolores Kidwell Webb ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Mathilde Litell Webb, whom he married in 1977, of Waldorf; four children from his first marriage, Charleen Wozniak of Granger, Ind., Barry N. Webb of Sinking Spring, Pa., Craig L. Webb of Washington and Christopher S. Webb of Los Angeles; a sister, Wah Ni Tahe Baker of Clinton; and four grandchildren.