Evelyn Pearl Witchey
The first stitch of the quilt of the life of Evelyn Pearl Witchy was started on March 2, 1938 when Evelyn was born to Loe and Elsie (Coombs) Letterman in Ava, Missouri.
The quilt of her life was added to when she married Earl Witchey on January 10, 1955. Additions to the quilt continued during their marriage with the birth of their two children, Sandra and Sherry.
Evelyn made the quilt of her life more rich with her activities. She was very involved in the Seventh-Day Adventist church, serving as the church Treasurer, volunteering with the church Community Services, and with the children at the church. Her quilt was made more beautiful with the sewing piecework and embroidery that she did to make wonderful quilts that her family will cherish for years. Her family, friends, and community remember her for her kindness, friendliness, helpful spirit and her belief in God.
The quilt of Evelyn’s life was made more precious with her loved ones that preceded her in death: her parents; her husband Earl; her sisters Ilene, Lee Etta, Florene, and an infant sister Sybil; her brothers Cleo and an infant brother; and her aunt Fae Pruett.
The quilt of Evelyn’s life will always be cherished by her immediate family members that she left here: her daughters Sandra Witchey Duke and Sherry Witchey; her grandchildren Janelle Adams, Ryan Duke and his wife Christina and her great grandchildren Silas and Solomon Duke; as well as her sister Dorothy Goff. Many other nieces, nephews, as well as other family and friends made the quilt of Evelyn’s life full and will miss her dearly.
The final stitch was placed in Evelyn’s quilt of life on June 1, 2022 when she passed from this earthly life at her home in Ava, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Ava Family Funeral Home, Ava Missouri starting at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Huffman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to Ava Seventh Day Adventist Community Services.
All arrangements are under the care of Ava Family Funeral Home.
6/4/2022 06:23:01 am
Blessings to the family of Evelyn. Aunt Elsie and my grandmother were sisters born and raised in Pansy. Aunt Ella was the third of the 3. Their father was L.C. Coombes. Unfortunately, I cannot remember our great grandmother's name and is buried in the Huffman cemetery. She was seventh day Adventist and that is where the ties to adventism began in the family. This would have been in the mid 1800s. Evelyn was a wonderful lady with a long rich legacy. May God bless her family with love and peace.
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