Dorothy Jones





St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund


Dorothy Jones Elgin, 100, formerly of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019
at Buckingham’s Choice, Adamstown, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late John A. Jones, Sr. and
Mamie Pyles Jones. Dorothy, more often known as Dots, was preceded in death by her husband of 56
years, Charles W. Elgin, Sr. She is survived by her two children, Charles W. Elgin, Jr. (Donna), and
Mary E. Conlon (Tommy). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Thomas C. Conlon, Sr. (Ashley),
J. Scott Conlon (Kara), and Jen Shell (David), and nine great-grandchildren, Zach, Charlie, and Addie
Shell, Sophia, J.T., Penny, Daphne, Marshall, and Flynn Conlon.

Growing up on a farm in Dickerson, Dots attended Dickerson School, and later graduated from
Poolesville High School in 1937. She became a Registered Nurse, graduating from Union Memorial
Nursing School in Baltimore. Dots worked at Poolesville Elementary School as the school secretary for
seventeen years.

Many volunteer jobs and community service activities have been filled by Dots. For 53 years, she
worked as bookkeeper, volunteer, and genealogist for Monocacy Cemetery, with her husband, Charles.
Both were historians who documented the history of many homes in the up-county area. Dots spent years
creating scrapbooks filled with local history, pictures, and news articles. Dots participated in church work
as a member of the Women of St. Peter’s staffing bake sales, rummage sales, homes tours, and sewing
circles. Her famous sand tarts filled the tables of the winter bake sales. Teams gathered in her kitchen to
bake record breaking numbers of Christmas cookies every year.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 4 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Road, Barnesville, Maryland 20838 from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, Maryland 20837 on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monocacy Cemetery, P.O. Box 81, Beallsville, Maryland
20839, or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, Maryland 20837.



Charles and Mary: What a wonderful life Dots had and you have so many precious memories. We will be praying for God's peace and strength for your family during this time.

From: Joyce and Gene Yates

Charlie and Mary, our deepest sympathy and prayers. Helen (Butler) and John King

From: Helen Butler King

Charles & Mary, So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers for God's strength during these days.

From: Nancy(Cooley) Dixon

Mary & Charles: What a tremendous loss to you all & Poolesville. She will always be a dear friend to us all especially my Mother & Father. DAVID SEYMOUR, U.S. NAVY (RET) PHS CLASS OF 1964 POOLESVILLE: 1948-1964


We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Elgin. Our condolences to Charlie and family.

From: Albert & Janet Butler

I am sorry to hear of her passing. My mother Doris Bodmer Stoner was engaged to Cliff Elgin before he passed away. Beallsville memories.

From: Sandra Stoner Butler

Condolences to the families of Charlie and Mary. I pray she’ll Rest In Peace. She was a special lady.

From: Mary Belle (Jones) Farfour

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Elgin. 100 years is a long time to wait for those Angel wings. Our condolences Charlie to you and your family.

From: Chuck and Kris Wade

I’m so sorry to hear of Dots’ passing. My family will always be grateful for her years of friendship with my grandmother, Boo Painter Davis.

From: Susan Shealer

Charlie & Mary...what a life Dots of my Mom's dearest friends. Sorry to hear the news, but again, a life well lived with tons of precious memories to sustain you.

From: Danny Painter

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

From: The Hilton Family

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