GOSHEN - Evelyn Marie Gunden, 79, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2013.
Dec. 23, 1933 - Feb. 5, 2013
GOSHEN — Evelyn Marie Gunden, 79, went home to be with the Lord at 6:06 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. She had been residing at Greencroft Healthcare.
She was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Princeton, Ill., to Lloyd and Erma Rocke. Evelyn graduated from Tiskilwa High School and went on to receive an associate’s degree from Goshen College.
She is survived by a younger brother, Vern (Barbara) Rocke of Fredricksburg, Va.; and five children, Kent Paul Gunden, Sherri Lu Shon (Delmar) Gunden King, Dennis Jay (Kimberly) Gunden, Carla Gunden and Marla (Dennis) Peak, all residing locally. The loves of her life were her seven grandchildren, Christopher (Jenna), Nathan, Anthony (Natalie), Joseph, Lauren, Elizabeth and Lindsey; and four great-grandchildren, Payton, Kade, Brielle and Gabrielle.
She was a member of Belmont Mennonite Church and retired from Mennonite Mutual Aid after years of service.
She volunteered at Goshen General Hospital and served on the board of the Mennonite Disabilities Committee. Evelyn loved traveling and watching sporting events, especially football.
A private family burial will be in Violett Cemetery on Friday.
Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
An 11 a.m. celebration of life service Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, will be at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart. Pastors Larry Rohrer, Mandy Yoder and Russell Jensen will preside. A lunch will follow and all are welcome.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Disabilities Committee or Belmont Mennonite Church Love Fund.