Evelyn Howe, age 82 of Perry, passed away on Thursday September 5, 2013 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
A memorial service will be held at Graham Community Church on Saturday September 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM. Pastor Mike Hixson and son-in-law, Pastor R. Scott Blume, will officiate. The family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home in Perry on Friday 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
Evelyn was born November 30, 1930 in Loogootee, IN, the daughter of Otis & Pauline (Nixson) Black. She was an elementary teacher at Shaftsburg and Perry schools, a homemaker, sales clerk and CEO of Raelyn Hill Estates and Howe Line Construction Co. teamed with her husband, Rae. She married Rae Howe in Ft. Wayne, IN on August 2, 1952 and this past month celebrated 61 years of marriage together. Evelyn was a member of the Perry Garden Club where she was a past President, attended Graham Community Church, past member for many years at the Perry Free Methodist Church. While attending Spring Arbor College, she played on the basketball team and was known as "Boogie Black".
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Rae, 4 children; Douglas (Laurie) Howe of Lansing, Timothy (Patti) Howe of Caldonia, MI, Susan (Todd) Tidball of Poulsbo, WA and Sherrie (Scott) Blume of Tulsa, OK, 10 grandchildren, brother Dale Black of New Port Richie, FL, sister Gerry Chandler (John) of Valparaiso, IN, brother Norman Black (Maris) of Ft. Wayne, IN, David Black of Ft. Wayne, IN. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Scheuermann and her parents, Otis & Pauline Black. Memorials are suggested to the Graham Community Church Building Fund, Spring Arbor University Athletic Foundation or the Spring Arbor Scholarship Program. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com