Evelyn H. Cole, 67, a retired employe of the Government Printing Office who was active in church and civic affairs, died of cancer Sunday at Doctor's Hospital of Prince George's County.
She was a bookbinder with the GPO for 33 years before retiring in the mid1970s. She was born in Washington, reared in Prince George's County, and had lived in Fairmount Heights for the last 40 years.
Mrs. Cole was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Washington. Since becoming a member of the church in 1955 she had been active in a number of its organizations. She has been superintendent and teacher in the Sunday School, was a founder of the Nurses Unit, and belonged to both the Deaconess Board and the Senior Choir.
She served on advisory boards for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center and the Maryland Park and Planning Commission for Prince George's County. In Fairmount Heights, she had been active in the Board on Aging, the Civic Association, the library, and the senior citizens' organization.
Mrs. Cole was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past International Grand Conference Matron, Past Grand Matron of the Myra Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star in Baltimore, and Past Matron of the Eastern Star's Columbine Chapter in Fairmount Heights.
She also had been active in the Elks and was a past president of the Tri-State Elks of Maryland, Delaware and the District.
Her husband of 35 years, Miles Cole, died in 1969. Survivors include two daughters, Deloees A. Brown of Glenarden, Md., and Barbara Williams of Pomona, Calif.; a brother, Donald Henderson of Cedar Heights, Md.; two sisters, Ethel Hicks and Comora Thomas, both of New York City, and two grandchildren.