Services for Eva F. Darley, retired nursing director at University Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.
Mrs. Darley, who was 84 and lived in Severna Park for about 30 years, died Thursday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.
She retired in 1969 after working for University Hospital since 1943.She started her career at University Hospital, then worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 14 years before returning to University in 1943.
The former Eva Foust was born in Bolivar, Pa., and moved to Dundalk when she was 16.
A 1923 graduate of Sparrows Point High School, she was graduated four years later from the nursing school at University Hospital.
In the 1950s, she earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the University of Maryland.
She was elected to the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honorary society at the University of Maryland.
Her husband, Lea A. Darley, died in 1965.
Mrs. Darley is survived by a daughter, Jeanne Riley of Dundalk; a sister, Florence Sever of Dundalk; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.