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Elizabeth W. "Betty" Stone, 83, former dean of the School of Library and Information Science at Catholic University and American Library Association President from 1981 to 1982, died March 6 of complications from pneumonia and a lung infection. Stone was the recipient of the 1998 Beta Phi Mu Award for distinguished service to education for librarianship, and was awarded with an honorary ALA membership in 1988 for her contribution to library education. She served as librarian and archivist of the National Presbyterian Church since 1991, where her husband, the late Rev. Thomas A. Stone, had been associate pastor for more than 25 years. Stone obtained a master's degree in library science from Catholic University in 1961 and a doctorate in public administration from American University in 1968. She joined the Catholic University Department of Library Science faculty in 1961, and became dean of its newly established SLIS in 1981.

* Corinne Evangelyn Burg, 86, a librarian for 42 years at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, died February 12.

* Charles K. Cobb, 77, a trustee of the Ipswich (Mass.) Public Library, died February 6.

* Bess "Bunny" Humphries Dehner, 90, a librarian in Hamilton County, Ohio, for 41 years, died January 14. In 2000, the county library system established the Bunny Dehner Prize as an annual cash award to recognize outstanding library staff.

* Allyn Ehrhardt, 61, director of the Franklin University Library in Columbus, Ohio, for 32 years, died February 20.

* William Sherlock Forshow, 87, who retired in 1979 as a librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, died January 21. He also owned a private library of 30,000 volumes--so large that he had to rent an adjacent apartment to store them. …

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