Family, friends, colleagues remember slain Ellicott City priest

| May 8, 2012

They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings."

There was hardly an empty seat Tuesday inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, as family, friends, colleagues and congregants packed a memorial service for Kohn, who died from gunshot wounds sustained from a Thursday shooting at her church in Ellicott City.

Kohn, 62, the church's co-rector, and Brenda Brewington, 59, the church's administrative assistant, were shot inside St. Peter's Episcopal Church offices. Police identified Douglas Franklin Jones, 56, a frequent visitor of the church's food pantry, as the suspected shooter. He was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near the church.

Kohn's younger brother, Frank C. Kohn, told mourners that his sister "had a passion for social justice." He said she consoled many, including those who committed crimes, AIDS patients, people in hospice care, and others "that were angry with God."

"My sister joyfully lived her life in service," he said.,0,257558.story

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