Evelyn Marie Powers

Dec. 7, 1933 — Oct. 30, 2016

Evelyn Marie (Goble) Powers, 82, of Winamac, took the hand of Jesus on Oct. 30. 

Evelyn was born in Beaver Township on Dec. 7, 1933, to Lester and Ruby (Ross) Goble. 

After graduating from Hammond High School she worked at Erie Lackawanna Railroad where she met her future husband, John Powers. He passed away in 2004. They lived in Cedar Lake where they were blessed with three children. They raised their children in Hammond. As an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Evelyn enjoyed teaching Sunday school and VBS. She worked briefly at Alexander Book store in Munster. A job opportunity in the early ‘80s took the pair to Beulah, North Dakota. They retired to Winamac to be near Evelyn’s sisters. She attended the Nazarene Church. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, crocheting, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her dog, Allie. She was a proud aunt and loved all of her nieces and nephews and cousins.

Evelyn will be remembered as a loving mother to Sandra Hakos of Hudson, Wisconsin, Linda [Michael] Michalski of Hammond, and Robert [Patricia] Powers of Midlothian, Illinois; and beloved grandma Evie to William [Kara] Hakos and Stephanie [Robert] Gordon, William and Melinda Michalski and Sarah, Philip and Abigail Powers.

She was preceded in death by her husband John; brothers: Robert [Ann] Goble and Donald [Jean] Goble; sisters: Lucille [Orville] Rife and Alma [Philip] Lemeron; brother-in-law Thomas Powers; and nephew Steven Lemeron.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Rush Hospital and to the Hospice of the Calumet Region at the WJ Riley Residence for their support in her final days.

Visitation will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac on Friday, Nov. 4, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Frain Mortuary on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sam Polito officiating. Burial will follow at Paul’s Chapel Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Paul’s Chapel Cemetery or Hospice of the Calumet Region. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 2, 2016)

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