FLANSBURG, Evelyn Martha
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Evelyn Martha Flansburg, 96, of Canton passed away Monday, November 26 at the Canton Nursing Center. Evelyn and her twin sister, Margaret were born in 1916 in Nutley, New Jersey. She graduated from Elkton High School in Maryland in 1934. She became a fashion model in New York City, modeling for Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, and Rosalind Russell. She married illustrator Clement Donshea in 1941, and continued modeling for advertisements and magazine articles. During World War II, she ran a dairy farm in New York State. In 1951 she married Elwyn Flansburg and opened a gift shop in Rhinebeck, New York. After moving to Florida in 1959, she won a house in an essay-writing contest. She later worked for the US Navy, the National Wildlife Federation, and managed a toy store. She retired to Hayesville, North Carolina, where she took up painting and creating clothes pin dolls. Following the death of Elwyn in 1997, she moved back to her hometown in Maryland before settling in Georgia in 2001. She is survived by her sons James Flansburg and Barrett Flansburg and her grandchildren Kevin Flansburg, Ian Flansburg, and Megan Flansburg. Evelyn and Elwyn, a WWII veteran, will be interred at the Georgia National Cemetery on December 28th at 1:00 p.m. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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