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Evelyn M. Spohn, a registered nurse, dies at 93

Evelyn M. Spohn, a registered nurse with Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia for more than 30 years and a caretaker for more than seven decades, died June 26 at Harmony Hall assisted living facility in Columbia. She was 93.

She had complications from end-stage renal disease, said her daughter Barbie Brazda.

Mrs. Spohn joined Lorien as the sole evening nurse in 1977. She retired and moved to Harmony Hall, adjacent to the nursing center, in 2012.

Earlier in her career, she was a staff nurse at St. Agnes Hospital and a school nurse at what is now Seton Keough High School, both in Baltimore.

Evelyn Walsh Moreland, an Annapolis native, earned her nursing degree from what is now the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she also began her nursing career in 1941. She was a staff nurse at a hospital in Covington, Ky., and a labor and delivery room staff nurse in Louisville, Ky., before returning to Maryland in 1954. She settled in Columbia in 1972.

Her first husband, Louis Frizzell, died in 1963 after 16 years of marriage. Her second marriage, to William Spohn, ended in divorce.

Survivors include four daughters from her first marriage, Nancy Myers of Ellicott City, Linda Frizzell of Sykesville, Md., and Susan Hammer and Barbie Brazda, both of Chesterfield, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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