Evelyn Vivian Pell, 89, of Brazil, died at 1:45 p.m., Sept. 27, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville.
Evelyn was born December 25, 1913 in Brazil, Ind. She was the daughter of Ira "Pokie" and Josephine Lete Alsip. Following graduation from Brazil High School and Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute, she studied for a Master's degree at the University of Iowa. She also studied French at the University of Dijon, France. She was a high school teacher for several years in Washburn, Ill., where she taught commerce classes, which included typing, shorthand, and bookkeeping. Later she taught remedial reading at Brazil Junior High School.
On June 10, 1940, she married John Ruh Pell in Hollywood, Florida. They were married for 60 years until his death on July 8, 2000. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir, and a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority. An avid golfer, she regularly participated in area women's golf competitions. For over 50 years, she played bridge with the same group of women in a Brazil bridge club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John R. Pell, DDS.
She is survived by four sons: Donald Pell, M.D., and his wife, Paula, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; John R. Pell II, DDS, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; James A. Pell and his wife, Kathy, of Petersburg, Ind.; and Robert "Bob" Pell and his wife, Jan, of Brazil. Ten grandchildren: Michael, John Richard, Susan, Evelyn, Nicholas, Christopher, Brent, Robert, Blake, and Lindsey Pell; Four great grandchildren, and her sister Regina Farris survive Evelyn.
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday with Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery west of Brazil.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil or the Clay County YMCA. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Visit www.moorefuneralhome.us to send a card of condolence.