Evanna M. Collins,
age 81 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at home
surrounded by her family.
She was born on
September 28, 1932 in English Lake, Ind., to Ben and Eva (Smith) Marquardt.
She was married to
LeRoy Collins in LaCrosse, Ind., on June 23, 1951.
She is survived by
her husband, LeRoy of Chesterton; daughter, Denise (Corwin) Hendricks of
Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Jane Collins of Chesterton, Ind.;
sister-in-law, Joyce Marquardt of St. Helen, Mich.; and granddaughter,
Kaylie Ann Collins.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; son, Dennis Collins; brother, Ben Marquardt; and
sisters, Mona Meiss and Norma Buckley.
Evanna was a member
of Chesterton United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was actively
involved in the Womenís Wesleyan Circle Club, volunteered for Jacobís Table,
as well as the Duneland Resale Shop. Evanna retired from the Duneland School
Corporation in 1996 after 31 years of service in the cafeteria and
transportation departments. She was also active in the Duneland Secretary
social activities with her husband, including dancing, roller skating,
traveling and bowling. She acted as Treasurer for her bowling league and she
was past president of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the
Women of the Moose. Evanna was always supportive and active with her
children and granddaughter, especially in their Scouting and band
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, August 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the funeral home
with Rev. Terry Rhine officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton
Memorials may be
made to the Duneland Resale Shop or the Chesterton United Methodist Church.
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