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Laundry owner leaves her church $1-million

(ran LA edition of LT)

Margaret Frances Wosser, a laundry owner who collected a fortune quarter by quarter, did not forget that a church gave her son comfort when he was dying.

When Wosser died, she left $1-million to the Episcopal Church, which was also named trustee of the estate. Wosser's wealth is still being totaled.

"We haven't even opened the safe-deposit boxes," said the Rev. Robert McCann of the Episcopal Diocese of California, who described Wosser as a remarkable woman.

Wosser left the money to the church for helping her son, who died of AIDS several years ago. However, Episcopal officials don't know which parish or service organization was involved, McCann said.

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