Elizabeth Anne Kramer McCallum

Published in The Herald on Mar. 5, 2019

Elizabeth Anne McCallum
(1923 - 2019)

Elizabeth Anne Kramer McCallum, 95, passed away in
her sleep February 26, 2019 in Rock Hill, SC. She was
born an only child to the late Herman Germain Kramer
and Florence Shillington Kramer on December 11, 1923
in Washington, DC.

She was a fourth generation Washingtonian who attended
Woodrow Wilson High School (1940) before serving
in the Nurses Aide Corps of the American Red Cross
during World War II. She graduated from the Episcopal
Hospital School of Nursing and the National Institute of
Practical Nursing in Washington, DC.

"Beth" or "Liz" as she was affectionately known by family and friends was very patriotic and
proud of her service as a USO hostess during the war. She considered it her civic duty to be
among this elite group of women who were trained to provide a wholesome morale boost to
soldiers visiting the USO centers around the nation's capital.

She married the late Daniel W. McCallum Jr. in 1947, was a loving mother to four children,
and was employed by Stanley Warner Theaters in Washington for many years. Liz moved to
York County, SC in 1992 to live closer to her daughter, Maura M. Couch, and family.

One of her greatest joys was caring for God's creatures. Her love of animals was apparent by
her dedication to animal rescue and adoption, and by her enthusiastic support of wildlife
conservation efforts.

An avid naturalist, Liz preferred working in the outdoors. Days spent fishing or navigating her
commercial blue crabbing boat on the Chesapeake Bay were some of her dearest. She was
also passionate about raising show quality chickens, exotic tropical fish and unusual reptiles
and amphibians. A visit to her home was always an adventure in science for neighborhood
children!

Most of all, Liz adored her family and friends. Her beautiful smile, listening ear and generous
disposition made those around her feel loved.

Liz is survived by her daughter Maura, of the home; her daughter Sharon E. McCallum of
Baltimore, Md; her son Dr. Daniel M. McCallum of Natchez, Ms.; and six grandchildren. She is
predeceased by her daughter Kathleen A. Swann.

Cremation has been handled by Bratton Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held later at Piney Point, Md. where Liz spent some of her
happiest days.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wildlife Conservation Network
(
wildnet.org). Condolences can be made at
www.forevermissed.com/elizabeth-anne-kramer-mccallum
.