Eva A. Akehurst

December 07, 1990

Eva Augusta Akehurst, 96, who taught in northern Baltimore County for almost 40 years, died Wednesday at College Manor of heart failure.

Funeral services will be at noon tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road in Glyndon.

A native of Worthington Valley, Miss Akehurst graduated from the old Agricultural High School in Sparks and what is now Towson State University.

She retired in 1962 as assistant principal of the 5th District Consolidated School after teaching there and at other northern Baltimore County Schools since the early 1920s. Among them was the Yeoho School, a one-room school on Yeoho Road in Sparks, which she had attended and which she later bought and remodeled as her home.

She was a member of the Baltimore County Historical Society, where she did volunteer work.

In a 1962 reminiscence in The Sun Magazine, she told of being taken to school in a horse-drawn sleigh, sitting in straw and wrapped in blankets, on days with snow that now would close schools.

Survivors include four nieces, Jane A. Pearce and Anne A. Gadd, both of Butler, Elaine A. Moses of Richmond, Va., and Ruth A. Kavanagh of Port Colborne, Ontario.

The family suggested contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church.

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