Elizabeth Evans Toland
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Elizabeth Evans Toland "Betsy" of Baltimore, MD passed away peacefully in her home on September 27th at the age of 81. Betsy was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She graduated in 1959 from George Washington University with a BA in journalism, fostering her life-long love for writing. She also earned an MA in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins. In 1966 she moved to Baltimore with her husband John "Jack" Iverson Toland. While raising her family, she held various paid and volunteer positions in the community, including decades as a Meals on Wheels driver and board member at Baltimore Neighborhoods. Betsy was an avid writer and member of two writing groups. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 yrs, John "Jack" Iverson, parents Clarence and Ellen Evans and brother David Evans. She is survived by her loving children David (Thais), Jody Hoffman (Ted), Daniel Iverson and Chris (Sue), cherished grandchildren Jack and Matthew Hoffman, sister-in-law Martha Jo and many adoring nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld, 6500 York Rd (at Overbrook) on Thursday, Oct 3, 4 to 7 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Oct 4 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore MD, 21212.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betsy's memory to www.mealsonwheelsmd.org

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 2, 2019.
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November 8, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of Betsy's passing. I was honored to work with her at Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. and valued her wisdom.
Rob Strupp
November 8, 2019
I am just hearing about Betsy's passing. My deepest condolences. She was a really beautiful woman. Full of vigor and passion. Many a day while working at BNI, we sat around the table and discussed housing discrimination cases. She taught me a great deal. She was a mentor. I enjoyed our conversations. She was very funny. I'm a better person and found my voice in Fair Housing because of this beautiful soul. Rest in peace Dear Betsy, job well done.
Charmeda McCready
October 3, 2019
Dear Betsy
super bright
of the long, uninterrupted
thoughtful sentences.

You said it well and thoroughly
and probably should have gone further
in Academia, but we had the benefit of your
precise and full response.

A good and generous life-you made
your contribution and we are grateful.
Sail on brave one in that new adventure
in eternity.

Sally Lewis
October 3, 2019
Betsy was the very best Meals on Wheels partner I've ever had. When I couldn't do the route, for whatever reason (usually an illness in my family) I could call her, sometimes at the last minute and she would always very graciously agree to deliver the meals herself. I loved her sense of humor and her strong sense of community. I love her and will miss her so much. She was a great friend.
Peggy P. Thrasher
October 3, 2019
Betsy is a star. I am lucky to have known her. She was proud of her children and especially since, when living on the Eastern Shore, she
began to understand and honor them more. My sympathy and prayers to Jody, who connected us after many years, and the entire family.
Edith Fenton
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