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Elizabeth Shillinger

Elizabeth G. Shillinger (Gordy)

Friday, May 20th, 1927 - Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Elizabeth "Betty Anne" Gordy Shillinger, 91, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Betty Anne was born on May 20, 1927 to the late Howard and Hilda Gordy in Salisbury, MD. She received her bachelor's of science degree in bacteriology from the University of Maryland in 1947 and went to work for the USDA in Beltsville. She later returned home to Salisbury to serve as a health officer for the Department of Health. Betty Anne took a position at John Hopkins before returning to Salisbury to work at the Animal Health Lab, where she met future husband Robert Shillinger.

After her children were grown, she worked as a registrar at University College for many years. Betty Anne lived life fully and enjoyed gardening, volunteering, travel, swimming, reading, playing bridge, and spending time with family. She continued to socialize and attend concerts and lectures into her 90's. She enjoyed watching the Nats and was a devoted Terps basketball fan until the end. Betty Anne was a lifelong resident of Maryland, having lived in Salisbury, College Park, Baltimore, Frederick, Adelphi, and Annapolis.

was a previous member of St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring and a current member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis. Betty Anne enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, gardening and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was predeceased by her husband and a brother, Howard Gordy, Jr. Betty Anne is survived by her children, Mary (Steven) Doherty of Rockville, Robert (Mary) Shillinger of Key West, FL, and Anne (Eric) May of Annapolis; grandchildren, Natallie Liz, Blake Shillinger, Delaney and Kelly May, Joseph and Jack Doherty; and one great grandchild, EJ Liz.

Friends are invited to celebrate Betty Anne's life on Friday, April 12 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. at St. John Neumann's Catholic Church, 620 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, MD. On line condolences may be offered by using the link on this page.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    Address
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    Address
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    Address
    620 Bestgate Road
    Annapolis, MD
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  • Interment

    Location
    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Address
    N. Aurora Street
    EASTON, MD 21601
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Tim and Laura George

Posted at 11:02am
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and forever.
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Brogan and Ross families

Posted at 07:12pm
Beautiful flowers to celebrate a beautiful life. Mrs. Shillinger (a.k.a. Bob's mom) was one a Great Lady - in every sense of the word.
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Sincerely, John & Kate Castleberry

Posted at 05:22pm
Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you guys during this time of loss. We know she was proud of her whole family and she will be missed by all.
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Marie Bernoi

Posted at 02:02pm
Anne - my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother Elizabeth. I know she was an important part of your life and family. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Marie Bernoi
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Posted at 01:19pm
Ann May and Family, Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Peace, Prayers, and Blessings.
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