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Evanelle E. Wilson

January 27, 1921 — May 17, 2019

Evanelle E. Wilson

Evanelle E. Wilson, 98, of Monticello, passed away at 12:27 am, Friday, May 17, 2019 at her residence.
She was born on January 27, 1921 in Seafield to the late Sikko and Zada (Heater) Swartz. On August 24, 1945 she married Orrin Karl Wilson in Jackson, Mississippi and he preceded her in death August 28, 1982.
Evanelle was a 1939 graduate of Wolcott High School.
Evanelle was a member of the Monticello Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She worked for Bryan Manufacturing, Polymer Engineering, G.L. Perry and was a prep cook for White County Council on Aging.
Evanelle loved jigsaw puzzles, especially cat jig saw puzzles, and anything else cat. She also loved Christmas, flower gardening and word searches. Her home always smelled of coffee and bacon. She loved dessert sampler platters. She was the sweetest person on earth and always loved a colorful joke. Evanelle was known for her love of animals and as a good cook, known especially for her fried chicken and gravy. Above all, she cherished her family.
She is survived by her children, Ellen Pratt of Delphi, Karl "Lurch" (Lynn) Wilson of Monticello, Bruce (Ema) Wilson of Monon, and Linda (Chris) Fullerton of Reynolds; siblings, Stanley (Carol) Swartz of AZ, Kay (Russell) Abbott of Crawfordsville; brother-in-law, Earl Hornback; and honorary daughter, Pam Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Leslie (Eddie) Bruder, Jill (Jimmie) Scott, Tracy (Dirk) Ryan, Tobi (John) Rose, Hollee Wilson, Cindy (Travis) Reader, Phil (Karla) Dowden, Kerry (Linda) Dowden, and Misty (Tim) Hardebeck; great grandchildren, Zada, Evan and Jonas Bruder, Jessie (Amber) Scott, Karlie and Kaycee Rose, Kelsie (Travis) Combs, Sam and Sarah Ryan, Kirstin (Brandon) Davey, Alsyn Reader (Nick Green), Joslyn Reader, Olivia, Lily, Cyris, and Kane Dowden, Dustin (Hannah) Hardebeck, Aly (Darrin) Arvin, Chelsi (Donnie) Banes and Shelby and Jakob Duncan; great-great grandchildren, Ava Marie Scott, Maverick, Emerson, and Fletcher Davey, Grayson Arvin, Braydon and Bentli Banes; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Spear, Wilma Hornbeck, Alice Shaw and June Hornback; and a great grandson, Devin Wayne Dowden.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral services celebrating Evanelle's life at 1:00 pm, Monday, May 20, 2019 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello with Pastor Blake Hall officiating.
Burial will follow in Bedford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Happy Tails or American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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