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Evelyn Edwards Becker passed away quietly at Kavanagh House on April 18, 2016, at the age of 95.A Celebration of Life Service were held Friday, April 22, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. Family received friends on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was at the Oakview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com. Evelyn was born March 20, 1921, at Buxton, Iowa, to John and Eva Mae Selby. She graduated from Williamson High School in 1939. She was married to George Franklin Edwards in Princeton, Mo., on Oct. 26, 1940. Married for over 50 years, they were blessed with three children: George (Tom), Donna and Chuck. She got remarried at 80 to Henry Becker in Melcher-Dallas. Evelyn worked in Newton while husband George served in the U.S. Army during WWII. She later worked in the machine shop at Neo-Ray Products for several years. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, playing cards with friends and country western music. Evelyn is survived by her children: George (Vivian) Edwards, Donna (John) South, and Chuck (Linda) Edwards; granddaughters, Tammy Jackson and Tricia Reed; grandsons: Pat Heemstra, Mike Heemstra, and CJ Edwards; nine great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husbands, George F. Edwards and Henry Becker; her mother and father; brothers: Charles Selby, Johnny Selby, and Dick Selby; and sisters, Dorris Houser and Lucille Kline.
Published on  April 29, 2016
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