Elizabeth R. Jahncke

[ Age 87 ] Owned antiques businesses

November 20, 2007

Elizabeth R. Jahncke, a retired antiques dealer, died of multiple myeloma Saturday at Roland Park Place, where she lived for the past several years. She was 87.

Born Elizabeth Rogers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and raised in New Orleans, she attended a business school.

She owned and operated antiques businesses in New Orleans and Houston. After moving to Baltimore in 1965, she opened a shop, Mushroom Antiques, in Annapolis and in the 800 block of N. Howard St., where she also renovated a building. She also had businesses in St. Michaels and Savage Mill, and displayed her American Country furniture at antiques shows.

"She knew her woods," said her husband of 67 years, Philip B. Jahncke, a retired manager for Safeway Steel Products. "She also loved talking to people, and she would haggle with them."

Mrs. Jahncke had lived in Bolton Hill and Homeland.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, P. Roger Jahncke of New York City; a daughter, Ann Naito Haney of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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