Elizabeth Knipp Eason died peacefully on Jan. 29, 2017 at 101 years old. She was born on Nov. 21, 1915, in Baltimore, Md. to Dr. Harry Edward Knipp and Eunice Sibley Knipp. “Nippy” was lovingly married for 56 years to John Walter Eason, who died in 1996. She lived in New Canaan, Conn., from 1965 until 2013, when she moved to The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton.
Elizabeth graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, where she was an Education major, Psychology minor and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She taught at Calvert School in Baltimore and for many years in its renowned International Home Instruction Program. She was a talented watercolor artist, avid gardener, and member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. She was an active member of the New Canaan community, serving with the Nature Center, the New Canaan Sewing Group, and St. Elizabeth’s Guild. She was a long-time member of the New Canaan Country Club. Nippy will be remembered for her grace, radiant personality, kindness and ever youthful attitude.