Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 21, 2013

Edna Elizabeth Eveleigh Died June 19, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY — Edna E. Eveleigh, 87, of Traverse City, died Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.

Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Beachwood, she was the daughter of Jack V. and Mary (Hahkala) Williams. On June 16, 1947, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sault Saint Marie, she married Robert V. Eveleigh, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1985.

Edna graduated from Iron River High School at 16 years old and furthered her education by attending Northern Michigan College, where she received her teaching certificate.

Her first teaching position was in Pickford; it was there she met and married the love of her life, Robert.

She was a longtime Senior Companion in Traverse City and a tutor with the Literacy Coalition while living in Lansing. She relished teaching others to read and had many students over the years.

She is survived by her loving and caring children, Frederick (Linda) Eveleigh, of Rudyard, Robert (Mary) Eveleigh, of Charlevoix, Randall Eveleigh, of Oakland, Calif., Patricia (Dennis) Heikkinen, of Stephenson, and Steven (Cindy) Eveleigh, of Traverse City; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mae Krivtz, of Norridge, Ill.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Gerald Eveleigh; and several siblings.

Memorial services will be held at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Hogue officiating. Cremation has taken place.

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Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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