Evelyn M. (Marks) Wagoner Hawkins, 99, Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe.
Born July 30, 1920, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Lewis W. and Luella (Hodson) Marks.
She graduated from Roanoke High School with the Class of 1938. She worked at both Coil Engineering and G.E. for 18 years, and the Fort Wayne Grand Wayne Center for 15 years. On Nov. 10, 1938, she married Carl K. Wagoner. She was a member of the Saturn Christian Church, Elex Club from G.E. and PenEl Retirement Group. She liked playing cards and would get together with friends to play Hand and Foot. She also enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines, camping, going on bus trips with her friends from G.E. and the nursing home. She also loved her flowers and doing crafts.
Evelyn is survived by her children: Edward (Marcia) Wagoner, Middlebury; Myron (Sandra) Wagoner, Fort Wayne; and a daughter: Sandra (Larry) Rumsyre, Columbia City; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 13 3/4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Carl Wagoner; sons: Phillip and Paul Wagoner; sisters: Gladys White, Marjorie Williams and Bertha Bigelow; and daughter-in-law: Rosa Wagoner.
Although she deserved so much more, due to the social distancing requirements in place, family and friends may pay their final respects to Evelyn and her family by a drive through viewing under the portico at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 4. All people paying their respects are asked to remain in their cars at all times while in line in the funeral home parking lot. Guests are also welcome to listen to her funeral service from their cars in the funeral home parking lot.
A private funeral for her immediate family will be held and she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Jefferson Township (Sand Bank) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Evelyn’s honor to the Special Olympics. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date.