At the Captain Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side, Md., there is a historic workboat named the

Edna Florence.

It was named in honor of Edna Florence Scanlin, an active member of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, which runs the museum. The boat was dedicated at the request of her daughter, Ruth Ann Thompson.

Edna moved to Mayo, Md., to live with her daughter 10 years ago. Most of her life was spent in the Philadelphia area, where she worked in the accounting departments of the Curtis Publishing Co. for more than 25 years, and John Wanamaker before her retirement in 1988.

She died last Friday of heart failure. She was 93.

Edna was born in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, to Edward and Martha Scanlin.

In Maryland, she became active with the heritage society and attended most of its functions at the museum.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by a brother, Abraham L. Scanlin.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Boehms German Reformed Church Cemetery, 571 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764. Funds will be used for the maintenance of the Edna Florence. *

-John F. Morrison