Red Cross Worker
Lillian K. Throckmorton, 86, of Clearwater Beach, Fla., who maintained a summer home in Rogersville until 1990, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fla., after a short illness.
She was born June 27, 1911, in Rogersville, a daughter of Samuel Reese and Alice Crouse Throckmorton.
She graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1930 and attended Waynesburg College.
She worked as a caseworker in Harrisburg for the Department of Welfare in the 1930s. Following that, she entered service as chairman of Red Cross Safety Services with board membership. She was executive director of the local Red Cross chapter from 1942-1944.
She joined the staff of the National Red Cross in 1944 and worked stateside. In 1952, she was relocated to southern Japan, then to Tokyo as Red Cross field director services to the Armed Forces for two years. She was in charge of all Red Cross operations and social services for the personnel of the Armed Forces.
In 1959, she was director of the blood bank program in Washington, D.C., and by 1962, she was stationed in a military hospital at Fort Jackson, S.C., and later at Fort Gordon and Fort Benning, Ga.
In 1964 ,she served as a Red Cross hospital field director between South and North Korea. In 1974, she went to Okinawa and was stationed at an Army hospital. With more than 30 years of Red Cross service to her credit, she returned to the U.S. at the end of 1975 and retired to Florida and Pennsylvania.
Surviving is one sister, Barbara J. Dean of Rogersville; four nieces; and 14 grand-nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters, Ruth Throckmorton of McDonald, who died January 22, 1998, and Helen Throckmorton, who died in infancy.
Washington Observer-Reporter, June 17, 1998 (Greene County, PA)
THROCKMORTON, LILLIAN K., 86, of Clearwater Beach, died Sunday (June 14, 1998) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Waynesburg, Pa., and came here in 1964 from Alexandria, Va. SHe worked as a field director for 30 years with the American Red Cross. She was Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Barbara J. Dean, Waynesburg; four nieces, Geri Hebert, Clearwater Beach, Jacqueline Camp, Waynesburg, Marjorie Doran, Pittsburgh, and Sherry Dougherty, South Orange, N.J.; and 14 grandnieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)
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