Joan Elizabeth McJilton

Joan Elizabeth McJilton


Joan Elizabeth McJilton, 82, Hancock, Md., beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2023, at her home on Sidling Hill Mountain. She was born on May 1, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., to Theodore L. and Helen E. Krebs.

Joan was loved by many people throughout her life. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph W. McJilton; her sons, Charles W. McJilton of Belair, Md., and Darryl J. McJilton, and wife, Deni, of Salisbury, Md. Joan was proud of her five grandchildren, Alex Joseph, Samantha Aislinn, Rebecca Irene, Josephine Elizabeth, and Nicholas Robert. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, David Baugher and three nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Darlene Joyce Baugher; and niece, Kristen L. Baugher.

Joan grew up in the Hamden Neighborhood of Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School in February 1960. Joan and Joe were married on April 9, 1960, and she worked at the telephone company. They moved to Rosedale and she concentrated on raising her boys through the late 1970s when she started to work for the Baltimore County Board of Education as a substitute teacher at North Point Junior High and Golden Ring Junior High. Later she would work in the Guidance Office of Golden Ring as an assistant to the counselors. After retirement, Joe and Joan moved to Sidling Hill in 1996.

Over the years, Joan was involved with many civic activities, PTA and clubs. She had a love of archery. She was a member of the Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association where she competed and was Archery Queen in 1962. Recently, Joan was a ruling elder at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church and moderator for the Presbyterian Women of the Church. She often volunteered in many areas, wherever the church needed. She loved her Thursday dinners with friends.

We will always remember Joan as a kind and loving person who lived her life to the fullest. Her generous spirit and love for her family will continue to be an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. She will be deeply missed by all who know her, but her memory will live on forever.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 5-8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock, Md., and Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 10-11 a.m., at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, 14253 Exline Rd., Hancock, Md. Funeral services will follow visitation Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at the church. Rev. Ron Martin-Minnich will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock, MD. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at