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Florence J. Eveland

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Florence J. Eveland, 82 Knightsville, died Nov. 22, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Putnam County, the daughter of Robert Parrish, Sr. and Mildred Alvord Parrish. On March 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to Marion M. "Sarge" Eveland. Together they owned and operated "Sarge's Military Supplies."

She also worked in years past as a nurse's aide at Clay County Hospital and other area hospitals.

She was an active and devoted member of the Community Missionary Church. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir, among other things.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Parrish and William Parrish; and great-grandson, Tyler Eveland.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Sandra Jenkins and husband James, Carbon; son, Marion M. Eveland III, also known as "Butch" or "Little Sarge" and wife Karen, Vincennes; three grandchildren, Brock Eveland, Brittany Eveland (Scott Reed), and Shawn Eveland (Tara); Great-grandchildren, Isaiah Eveland, Jordan Eveland, Keaton Eveland, Landon Eveland and Ella Reed; sister, Retta O'Neal, Greencastle; sisters-in-law, Navella Parrish, Greencastle, Geneva Parrish, Indianapolis, and Eve Smith, Terre Haute; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at French Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Haiti Pop Can Project or to the Clay County Humane Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.