EVELYN E. SHANK

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EVELYN ECKERT SHANK (Age 105)  

Passed away peacefully at John Knox Village, Pompano Beach, FL on November 25, 2012. Born on April 19, 1907 to Charles and Mary B. Eckert in Washington DC, Evelyn attended Central High School and the University of Maryland, and was the first woman to study mathematics there. She completed her undergraduate studies as a modern language major, earning BA and MA degrees, and later an MEd. A lifelong member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, she was a dedicated educator, teaching at Prince Frederick, Oxen Hill and Hyattsville Sr. and Jr. high schools in the Maryland school system during her 34 year career; she continued work after retirement to Hollywood FL by tutoring Vietnamese refugees in ESL. Evelyn is survived by her brother Russell Eckert of Pompano Beach, FL; her sons Charles Curtis (and wife Doris) of McLean, VA and George Edward (and wife Michelle)of Summerville, SC; her six grandchildren: Linda Waits, Evelyn Nicole Shank, Lisa Dodge (and husband Jon) Noelle Lavach (and husband Chris), David Shank and Charles Shank and six great-grandchildren: Garrett Waits, Nora Shank, Katie and Bethany Dodge, and Haley and Jackson Lavach. A private burial is scheduled at Glenwood Cemetery on 7 December. The family requests contributions to John Knox Village Health Center Fund, 651 Village Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 in lieu of flowers.


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 7, 2012