Evelyn F. Emmons, 84

Published 10:01pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Evelyn Frances Emmons, 84

Born: Aug. 15, 1928

Died: Nov. 26, 2012


Evelyn Emmons, 84, of Lawton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her residence with her family by her side.

Evelyn was born on Aug, 15, 1928, in Dowagiac to the late Frank and Nettie (McCaulley) Harger.

Evelyn Emmons

Evelyn married the love of her life, Corlis Emmons, on Oct. 19, 1946, at a ceremony in Dowagiac.

She is preceded in death by: her parents; husband; son , Larry Emmons; four brothers, Harley Harger, Harry Harger, Clifford Harger and Leon Harger; and six sisters, Viola Martin, Frieda Hamilton, Arvenia King, Beulah Hoffman and Leona Harger.

Evelyn is survived by son, James (Amy) Emmons of Lawton, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sister Betty Pond of Cassopolis and sister-n-law Marjorie Harger of Dowagiac.

She was a member of Grace Apostolic Church in Decatur, where she played the piano and sang special songs on Sunday nights.

Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her church family.  Evelyn enjoyed putting puzzles together, crocheting and working in her garden with flowers especially.

She read her Bible every day and enjoyed spending time with her family.

A graveside service will be on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

A memorial service will be held that evening at Grace Apostolic Church, 37377 M-51, Decatur, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jack Midkiff officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on its Facebook page, www.FaceBook.com/Brown FuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home and Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Niles.

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