OBITUARY

Evelyn Marie Elgert

March 9, 1924July 1, 2019
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Evelyn M. Elgert, 95, (nee Shock) of Timonium; peacefully passed away on July 1, 2019, beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack" Elgert, Jr.; loving and proud mother of John A. and his wife Julia and Barclay J. Elgert and the late Linda M. Schurr and her late husband Dale; devoted sister of the late John B. Shock, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, David, Lori, J.B. and Carrie; loving great-grandmother of Ryan, Ethan, Jackson, William, Elizabeth, and Leo.

Evelyn was born in Lutherville, Maryland on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Luella and John Barclay Shock, Sr. She is on the cradle roll at St. Johns Methodist Church in Lutherville. Evelyn attended Lutherville Elementary School, (now the gray apartment building across from the Lutherville Firehouse), Towson High School, and attended Towson State. After attending Bard Avon Business School in Baltimore City, she worked for the Supervisor of Maintenance for Baltimore County Schools. During World War II she worked in the purchasing department at Bendix Radio.

Jack and Evelyn married July 26, 1945 when he returned from the war in Germany, and moved into the "brand" new Loch Bend Apartments on Loch Raven Blvd. In 1948 and expecting their first child, Jack and Evelyn put a $10 deposit on a house on Oakway Road. They made this their home, raised their three children, and lived her entire life on Oakway Road.

A few years after they bought their house, Evelyn transferred from St. Johns Methodist Church to Timonium United Methodist Church. Evelyn was very active at Timonium Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and devoted her time and service.

When her youngest child, Barclay, entered first grade in 1966, Evelyn returned to work in the Assessment Office of Baltimore county. In 1989, she retired after 23 years of service. Evelyn enjoyed many years of retirement with Jack, her family and friends.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Monday, July 8 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 AM. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Evelyn's memory to Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093 and/or St. Johns United Methodist Church, 216 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Suzanne Schurr

July 12, 2019

Evelyn and Jack made me feel part of the family the first time I met them. I felt so honored to witness their genuine love for each other and for their family. Jack would laugh and look lovingly at Evelyn. Evelyn would be busy cooking and hostessing, loving every second. We always said she could run circles around someone half her age. I admired how they were really there for Dave and his sisters after their parents died. They were both such good people. We have a lot to learn from these great role models. It’s nice to know when I think of Evelyn, I picture her smiling. We will miss her so much.

Trisha Funk

July 11, 2019

The bright light in the neighborhood, always with a sunny hello. A friend to the family especially to my mother and daughter. Will be sorely missed as a companion and a neighborhood staple. Her optimistic opinion and willing smile will forever live in our hearts!

Dawn Coggins

July 11, 2019

Evelyn's life will always be remembered as a miracle, unique in her own way. She had a very special way of making people feel welcome in her home and touching everyone with kindness.
Please continue to accept God's promise of comfort to those that mourn.
With love,
Gary, Dawn, Trisha and Chris Coggins

Jean Alimo

July 11, 2019

Viewing all the pictures/memories tells a beautiful love story of two people that joyfully shared that love with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. Truly an inspiration. All that were touched by Evelyn and Jack are blessed. They are the best example of "enjoying life to the fullest."

Their smiles and love live on through their beloved family.

Jean



Marion Bowie Robbins

July 10, 2019

My family had the privilege to grow up next to Mr. and Mrs. Shock in old Lutherville. The Elgerts and their children were an important part of that story. I went to Dulaney HS with Linda. Mrs. Elgert held my hand in 2014 at my sister's funeral as I held hers at Linda's. Mr. and Mrs. Elgert were gracious, kind and loving as were her parents. I will cherish the fond memories of such a wonderful family. My sincere loving condolences to John, Barclay and their extended damilies.

Christy Gentil

July 7, 2019

Miss Evie on her morning walks always put a smile on our faces for 25 years. She always had a minute to catch up. She was so sweet and funny, and I’m sure those walks kept her young. She was so proud to still be strolling in her 90’s. She will certainly be missed, but we will keep her in our hearts as our walks continue. We’re so sorry for the family’s loss.
Mike & Christy Gentil
44 Oakway Road

Rosemary & Robert Thrift

July 5, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Elgert was a special lady and so much fun to be around. I'll always remember her with Aunt Lorraine at Julia & John's 25th. wedding anniversary party.
We are so glad that we got to see her at Lori's 40th. birthday party.
Everyone that knew her was blessed.

Rosemary & Bob Thrift

Jean Alimo

July 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Evelyn was a lovely special lady. I'll remember her for her smile, delicious lunches and the cookies she baked for my husband. Her heart reached out to everyone.

Rest peacefully Evelyn.

Love - Jean

Debra Miller

July 3, 2019

I'll always remember how supportive you were when I lost my Mother........you would walk rain or shine or sleet....by my house, always an Inspiration to all those you met......All Angels on High Alert.....someone very Special is coming........Hugs !!


Love, Debra Miller

Newt Hasson

July 3, 2019

If ever there were two individuals I could guarantee were going to be in Heaven, they were Mr. Jack and now Miss Evelyn. What a joy it was to be Miss Evelyn's next-door neighbor all of my years in old, old Timonium and to grow up with Linda, John, and Barclay.

Miss Evelyn just might have been the world's best cook, too.

My wife, Pam, and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to Julia, John, and Barclay.

Newt

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Biography

Evelyn M. Elgert, 95, (nee Shock) of Timonium; peacefully passed away on July 1, 2019, beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack" Elgert, Jr.; loving and proud mother of John A. and his wife Julia and Barclay J. Elgert and the late Linda M. Schurr and her late husband Dale; devoted sister of the late John B. Shock, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, David, Lori, J.B. and Carrie; loving great-grandmother of Ryan, Ethan, Jackson, William, Elizabeth, and Leo.

Evelyn was born in Lutherville, Maryland on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Luella and John Barclay Shock, Sr. She is on the cradle roll at St. Johns Methodist Church in Lutherville. Evelyn attended Lutherville Elementary School, (now the gray apartment building across from the Lutherville Firehouse), Towson High School, and attended Towson State. After attending Bard Avon Business School in Baltimore City, she worked for the Supervisor of Maintenance for Baltimore County Schools. During World War II she worked in the purchasing department at Bendix Radio.

Jack and Evelyn married July 26, 1945 when he returned from the war in Germany, and moved into the "brand" new Loch Bend Apartments on Loch Raven Blvd. In 1948 and expecting their first child, Jack and Evelyn put a $10 deposit on a house on Oakway Road. They made this their home, raised their three children, and lived her entire life on Oakway Road.

A few years after they bought their house, Evelyn transferred from St. Johns Methodist Church to Timonium United Methodist Church. Evelyn was very active at Timonium Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and devoted her time and service.

When her youngest child, Barclay, entered first grade in 1966, Evelyn returned to work in the Assessment Office of Baltimore county. In 1989, she retired after 23 years of service. Evelyn enjoyed many years of retirement with Jack, her family and friends.

The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Monday, July 8 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 AM. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Evelyn's memory to Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093 and/or St. Johns United Methodist Church, 216 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093.