Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 16, 2013

Evelyn I. Albert

Sept. 26, 1918-Aug. 15, 2013

— MIDDLEBURY — Evelyn I. Albert, 94, died at 5:17 p.m. Thursday at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1918 in Middlebury, to Glen C. and Mary (Leer) Bowman.

On Oct. 11, 1936, she married Thurland J.  “Pete” Albert in Middlebury. He died Oct. 27, 2002.

She is survived by her two daughters, Gayle Sharpless of Schaumburg, Ill., and Christine (Dennis) Pedler of Bristol; two sons, Ross (Jeanette) Albert of Tampa, Fla.,  and Mark (Sue) Albert of Middlebury; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Iva Mae Sherck of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Dick and Don Bowman; sister, Verna Bowman; and twin great-grandsons.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Middlebury and made many of the banners hanging in the church. She was an artist who specialized in painting china. She loved singing and sang with the Middesingers for several years. Visitation is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 708 Wayne St. Middlebury. Friends and family may gather at 9 a.m. Monday at the church for a processional to the graveside service at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.  at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Randy Schroeder.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Ryan’s Place.  

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting with arrangements. To express an online message of condolence, visit millerstewartfuneralhome.com.