Evelyn Grace Sturgeon, 86, of Danville, went to be with the Lord at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her home.
Evelyn was born Dec. 22, 1926, the daughter of Paul and Grace Schlorff, who preceded her in death.
On March 4, 1984, she married her loving soul mate, Cecil Sturgeon, who died Nov. 25, 2010.
Surviving are her brothers, Sam (Frederica) Schlorff of Alden, Pa., Daniel (Carolyn) Schlorff of Danville; and sister, Anna Marie (Richard) Chrisman of Bloomington; four sons, Gary (Lynn) Brauninger of Covington, Ind., Rick (Shirley) Brauninger of West Frankfort, Mark Brauninger of Chicago and Bruce (Jeanie) Brauninger of Danville; grandchildren, Becky (Christopher) Williams, Amy (Bryan) Castle, Brenda (Kevin) Heskett, Randall (Kelly) Brauninger, Sarah (Billyjoe) Menard, Phillip Brauninger, Lee Brauninger and Bruce, Cody, Christopher Brauninger; and many great-grandchildren.
Evelyn graduated from Danville High School in 1944 and wrote lyrics for the senior song that year. After an early divorce, she worked hard to provide for her children and retired from TeePak after 33 years.
Evelyn was an avid reader, enjoyed interior design and collecting angels and bells.
She and Cecil were faithful members of their local church, and they often submitted Christian perspective editorials to the Commercial-News. Evelyn loved family get-togethers and shared a sense of humor.
Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, with funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Pape Memorial Home and graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park.