She was born Sept. 15, 1914, to the late Phillip T. Ordwein and Ora Tipton Ordwein.
She graduated Hyattsville High School in 1931. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a bachelor's degree in home economics and physical education and Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn., with a master's degree in secondary education.
She was a teacher in Calvert County, Prince George's County and Baltimore city schools. She was an active member at Olivet United Methodist Church and was a member of the Calvert County Retired Teachers Association, the Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church Retreat and Camping Ministries and the Calvert Marine Museum.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Ordwein Carey.
She is survived by her niece, Rebecca Carey of Pennsylvania; and cousin, Anne Carey of Virginia.
Memorial services will be held April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Olivet United Methodist Church in Lusby.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Olivet United Methodist Church, 13575 Olivet Road, Lusby, MD 20657 or Retreat and Camping Ministries, P.O. Box 429, Churchton, MD 20733.