|Evelyn J. "Evie" Lundell|
|June 09, 1922 - December 29, 2010|
|Rock Island, Iliinois|
|Visitation: 2-4 pm January 02, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 10:30 am January 03, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: January 03, 2011 at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
|Funeral services for Evelyn J. “Evie” Lundell, 88, of Rock Island will be 10:30 am Monday, at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island. Evie died, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her home. Burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to a favorite charity.|
The former Evelyn Lundell was born June 9, 1922 in Rock Island, daughter of William Thomas and Florence Castle Thomas. She married Raymond Lundell on December 12, 1945 at Trinity Church; he passed away November 28, 2003.
Mrs. Lundell was a graduate of Rock Island High School in 1940. She was employed at Royal Neighbors, East Moline International Harvester and Montgomery Elevator Company of Moline, where she retired after 18 years of service.
Mrs. Lundell was a member of the Triangle Club, St. Elizabeth Guild, the Altar Guild of the Church, NARFE-Chapter #338 and Travelers Protective Association. She was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels, Festival of Trees and was an avid Cubs Fan. Mrs. Lundell enjoyed traveling to the T.P.A. Conventions and her Card Clubs of many years. She especially enjoyed her trips to England to meet a lot of her cousins, who she had never met as a child. She treasured spending time with her family and her grandchildren (who she adored) and many long time friends.
Survivors include a son, William (Connie) Lundell, Olathe, Kansas; daughter, Nancy (Joseph) Roberts, Milan; grandchildren, Jennifer (Barry) Rucker, Overland Park, Kansas, Michael (Amber) Roberts, Seaton, Illinois, Richard Roberts, Milan and David (Kelsey) Roberts, Bloomington, Illinois. Mrs. Lundell has 3 great granddaughters and 12 step-grandchildren, a brother Clarence (Patricia) Thomas, Iron River, Michigan and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, parents, sisters, Winifred Reddy, Edna Stuzel, and a brother, Ewart Thomas.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
My mother, Evelyn Boaden (another Evelyn!) worked with Evie at Montgomery Elevator Company. Mother always enjoyed the times when the two Evelyns crossed paths. She admired Evie's ready smile, optimistic outlook, warm personality--and her always-graceful style. I shared my mother's admiration on the few short occasions when I met Evie. Such persons are rare; they shine in our world, and we can ill afford to lose them. My sympathy to you, her family, who will miss her deeply.
-- Dr. Ann Boaden
Aunt Evie was the sweetest person in my life, growing up and as an adult. I will miss and love her forever......
-- Deanna Gann
Dear Nancy and family, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. I know that this is a very difficult time for your family and I will keep everyone in my prayers.
My Mom had 2 mini strokes in April and she is now bed ridden. She is doing pretty good and we take each day as it comes. Take care with much love, Bonnie McManus
-- Bonnie McManus
Aunt Evie was a very special aunt and I loved her very much! I will always have wonderful memories of her and of Uncle Ray. I always enjoyed our lunches together at Arthur's Deli, playing cards, and the many laughs we shared. I will miss her.
-- Todd Gann
Our Prayers are with your family. Evie meant so much to mom, (Eleanor DeBuysere). All the years that they played cards together, had you kids together, etc. Evie was such a special woman & will be missed by many.
-- Gary & Charlotte DeBuysere
My mother worked with Evie and I got to know her thru my mom. Evie was such a neat person and such a pretty lady. I enjoyed visiting with her when she was with my mom. Sorry about the loss of Evie; I am sure you will miss her.
-- Marlee Stiener
So sorry to read about Evie's passing. She was a great lady. I remember her kindness, laughter and willingness to share time with me while I was a part of your family. Everyone was very nice to me and I will always remember that, esp Aunt Winnie. Sending prayers your way in gratitude.
-- judy stockton
Although I only knew Evie for a year, I will miss her so much. She always brought a ray of sunshine with her. What a sweet soul she was with such a positive attitude. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-- Diane Trix