Eleanor O. EvansBaltimore activistA Mass of Christian...


August 18, 1991

Eleanor O. Evans

Baltimore activist

A Mass of Christian burial for Eleanor O'Donovan Evans, who was long active in civic, charitable and religious organizations in Maryland, will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Evans, who was 94, died Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice, where she had been a resident since suffering a stroke in March.

She was the widow of Maj. Gen. Henry C. Evans, a Baltimore investment banker and former commander of the Maryland National Guard. They had been married for 54 years at the time of his death in 1976.

Born in Baltimore, the former Eleanor Mary O'Donovan was the last surviving child of Dr. Charles O'Donovan, a former head of St. Joseph Hospital. She attended the Visitation Convent School.

Mrs. Evans was a longtime board member of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, a life member of the auxiliary at Stella Maris Hospice, a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary and an early supporter of the preservation of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House on Paca Street.

She was an early member of the Junior League of Baltimore, active in the American Heart Association and the Catholic Evidence League, and for 35 years was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Delivering meals to elderly people until her late 80s, Mrs. Evans said she enjoyed the work because it gave her a chance to take care of "the old people."

Two daughters, Rosalie E. Van Metre and Eleanor E. Hooper, preceded Mrs. Evans in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Olivia E. Chatard of Sparks; three sons, retired Army Col. Henry C. Evans Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Charles O'Donovan Evans and John G. Evans, both of Baltimore; 31 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Marie R. Belz, a longtime employee of United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. and a member of the Altar Society at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church for 26 years, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. A Mass of Christian burial for Miss Belz was offered yesterday at St. Agnes Church on Old Frederick Road.

Miss Belz, 84, was born in Baltimore, living the first 46 years of her life on West Lexington Street. She graduated from the old St. Martin's High School in 1925 and was a member of St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church's Altar Society for 30 years. She also played the organ at some of the services at St. Martin's.

Miss Belz cared for her mother, Regina Mary Graber Belz, through a prolonged illness and never married. After her mother's death in 1952, Miss Belz moved to St. Agnes Lane in Catonsville.

She was employed by USF&G for 46 years, working in the statistical department and helping to write many of that company's operating manuals. She retired in 1972.

Her two brothers, Eugene Graber and Leo Edwin, are both deceased. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews, to whom she was known as "Re Re."

Nancy H. B. Eunson

Navy nurse

Nancy H. Bacon Eunson, a Baltimore native, died June 21 in Amityville, N.Y., after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 75.

Mrs. Eunson was born on Nov. 29, 1915, and attended the Park School. She graduated from Dickinson College and the nursing school at Maryland General Hospital. She was a nurse in the Navy in Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband, Donald H. Eunson of Amityville; a son, Donald H. Eunson Jr. of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; and a brother, John Foster Bacon of Towson.

A memorial service was held July 7. The family suggested donations to the League for Animal Protection, P.O. Box 962, Amityville, N.Y., 11701.

Clare P. Hilgartner


A memorial service for Clare Pennock Hilgartner, a homemaker and active alumna of Roland Park Country School, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave.

Mrs. Hilgartner, 63, died yesterday at home in Baltimore after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Connecticut College for Women and was a member of the Historical Hampton Women's Committee and the Mount Vernon Club.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew H. Hilgartner Jr.; two daughters, Emilie W. Hilgartner and Catherine P. Hilgartner, both of Baltimore; and a son, Andrew P. Hilgartner of Boston.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Roland Park Country School.

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