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Jessie "Evelyn" York

February 4, 1928 January 11, 2022
Jessie "Evelyn" York
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Jessie “Evelyn” York, 93, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 4, 1928, in Wabash County, Illinois, the daughter of Jacob and Blanche (Wallace) Wirth. She married Ralph York on August 18, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2018, after seventy years of a loving marriage.

Evelyn had been employed at a few local retail businesses, having worked at Stansfield’s Clothing, The Suit Shack, and Smith’s Jewelry Store. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a devoted homemaker for her family. Some of her favorite activities were sewing and canning. She and Ralph greatly enjoyed traveling to many places all over the United States. Evelyn will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Evelyn leaves behind two daughters, Brenda (Fred) Smith and Sandra (Gary) McIntire; grandchildren, Leanna (David) Bonczkowski, Aaron (Amanda) Smith, Stacy (Joel) Hefner, Sara (Josh) Galloway, Suzanne (Clayton) Meeks and Sabrina (David) Williams; great grandchildren, Amanda and Kayla Bonczkowski, Sophia Smith, Elizabeth, John and Anna Hefner, Norah and Eston Meeks, Ella and Henry Williams, Olivia Galloway; brothers, Les Wirth, Paul Wirth; special niece, Janice (Robert) Deisher.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Lester, Raymond, and Ben A. Wirth; sister, Aileen Doty.

Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Deron Colgan officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for a Visitation from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Social distancing and use of hand sanitizer is recommended, wearing of face coverings will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s memory to Residential Hospice. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N Cherry St., Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Evelyn’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the York family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Saturday

15

Jan

11:00 AM 1/15/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/15/2022 12:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

15

Jan

12:00 PM 1/15/2022 12:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

college drive
Mount Carmel, il 62863

college drive Mount Carmel 62863 il
United States
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