Evelyn R. Reside, 82, of Springfield, passed away at 1:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital.
Evelyn was born on January 6, 1931 in rural Ashland, IL, the daughter of Julia M. Jones and Clinton Jones. She married Donald Reside on November 23, 1950 at Ashland Baptist Church. He died April 28, 2012.
Evelyn graduated from Ashland High School. She was a homemaker and later owned Eveyln’s Bridal Shoppe. She was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Evelyn was a member of West Side Christian Church and the Beau Knot Class. She enjoyed traveling, camping, painting, crafts and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Evelyn is survived by four sons, Dennis (Kathie) Reside of Madison, AL; Brad (Karen) Reside of Bloomington, IL; Randall (Kim) Reside of Springfield, IL; and Gary (Cecelia) Reside of Paducah, KY. Evelyn has eleven grandchildren, Doug (Marilyn) Reside; John (Jackie) Reside; Rebecca Reside, Alison Reside, Andrea Reside, Eric Reside, Alex (fiancée Emily Maskey) Reside, Hanna Reside, Aaron Reside, Nicholas Reside and Rachel (Christian) Rea; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Abigail Reside. Evelyn is survived by a brother Cecil Jones of Springfield. She also has many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Elza Jones and sister Christine Douglass.
Memorial Gathering: 10-11 am Friday, May 17, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 11:00 am Friday, May 17, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Duggins officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Beau Knot Class at West Side Christian Church.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am