Eva A. Burton, a homemaker who was active in the United Methodist Church, died Dec. 16 of complications from a stroke at her daughter's home in Chestertown. She was 100.
The daughter of Luther Kilchenman Angel, a metallurgist, and Laura Kilchenman Angel, a homemaker, Eva Laura Angel was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
She moved with her family in the early 1930s to Sparrows Point when her father was transferred to Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s plant there. She was a 1932 graduate of Sparrows Point High School.
In 1935, she married George Franklin Burton, who worked in the design department at Western Electric Co.'s old Point Breeze plant. He died in 1979.
The couple lived in Dundalk until the early 1960s, when they moved to Nottingham Village. She later resided at Oak Crest Village before moving to Chestertown in 2009.
She had been an active member of Camp Chapel United Methodist Church in Perry Hall, where she served as church historian and was active with the United Methodist Women.
She also had attended the Friendly Seniors Program at the Community College of Baltimore County at Essex.
"Her longevity can be attributed to her daily crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting while watching her beloved Orioles," said her daughter, Carol Cordes of Chestertown.
She also enjoyed reading and traveling.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at her church, 5000 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Burton is survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun