Jane Everett Devlin

Publicist for St. Joseph Medical Center

October 28, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Jane Everett Devlin, a former journalist who became a hospital publicist, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at her daughter's Kingsville home.

The former longtime Towson resident was 88.

Helen Jane Holehan was born and raised in Utica, N.Y., where she graduated from parochial schools.

After earning a degree in 1943 in journalism from the old St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, Mrs. Devlin began her newspaper career as a reporter on the old Baltimore News Post.

She was married in 1947 to Dr. John Thomas Everett, a general surgeon, and the couple lived in Glyndon, Monterey, Calif., and Worcester, Mass., before returning to Baltimore in 1956 and settling in the city's Beverly Hills neighborhood.

After her husband's death in 1969, Mrs. Devlin went to work in communications at St. Joseph Hospital, now St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, where she eventually became director of public relations.

She retired in 1984.

In 1980, she married Harry J. Devlin, an Exxon Corp. executive. He died in 1995.

Mrs. Devlin enjoyed playing golf and was an accomplished artist. She worked in oils and watercolors, and liked to paint landscapes and portraits.

She was especially proud of a painting she had rendered of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, family members said.

Mrs. Devlin was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

Surviving are three sons, Timothy J. Everett of Beverly Hills, J. Christopher Everett of Baltimore and John T. Everett of Phoenix, Baltimore County; a daughter, Mary Kathleen Warr of Kingsville; two stepsons, Harry J. Devlin and Frank Devlin, both of Baltimore; four stepdaughters, Sheila Devlin Hagan, Sarah Devlin Libby, Maureen Devlin Smith and Susan Devlin Switzer, all of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


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