Mary Callis Eyring, real estate agent, dies

She sold real estate for more than 20 years with Hill and Co.

  • Mary Eyring
Mary Eyring
April 28, 2011|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Mary Callis Eyring, a retired residential real estate sales agent and former president of a hospital auxiliary, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 79 and lived in the Village of Cross Keys.

Born Mary Callis in Catonsville, she was the daughter of George R. Callis, an architect who designed the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Elizabeth Eisenhardt, a homemaker. She was a 1950 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and attended Bradford Junior College and Goucher College as an adult.

After raising her children, she received her real estate license and sold property for more than 20 years with Hill and Co. and O'Conor, Piper and Flynn. She often worked in Roland Park and Homeland.

Mrs. Eyring was a volunteer at the Cylburn Arboretum, Maryland School for the Blind and Walters Art Museum, and was a former president of the Union Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary.

She cooked Maryland dishes, including crab soup. She also gardened, traveled with friends and was a photographer. She read widely, attended theater and cinema, and played the piano.

She was an accomplished gardener and cultivated roses. Family members said she was a skilled seamstress with a love for smocking.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 5800 Smith Ave., Mount Washington.

Survivors include three sons, Jef F. Eyring of Baltimore, Richard C. Eyring of Wellington, Fla., and Douglas A. Eyring of Dallas; three daughters, Lyn Frankel of Hunt Valley, Shaun Eyring of Philadelphia and Teresa Eyring of New York City; two sisters, Peggy White of Princess Anne and Joan Mitchell of Jupiter, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. Her husband of 54 years, Dr. John F. Eyring, an obstetrician, died in 2006.

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