Evelyn Sharp McLanahan, a former teacher and homemaker...

July 23, 2002

Evelyn Sharp McLanahan, a former teacher and homemaker who had been active on several boards, died of pneumonia Thursday at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 97.

A resident of Broadmead since 1979, Mrs. McLanahan formerly lived in Guilford for many years.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook, she was the daughter of the Rev. Henry Talbot Sharp, a Confederate Army Civil War veteran and rector of the old Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Walbrook.

She was a 1922 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in Romance languages from Goucher College in 1926.

She taught at Calvert School from 1926 until her marriage to Dr. Samuel McLanahan Jr. in 1937. Her husband, a former chief of surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, died in 1961.

Mrs. McLanahan was a former member of the board of Keswick Multi-Care Center, Union Memorial Hospital, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage and the Guilford Garden Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Samuel McLanahan III of Attleborough, Mass.; a daughter, Mary Sharp McLanahan of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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