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Evelyn Jean Allyn, age 86 died peacefully on Friday, June 01, 2012 in the Mt. Vernon Nursing Home. Evelyn was born in Shawneetown, IL on December 14, 1925 to the late Charles & Jessie (Green) Roark. On May 31, 1942 she married the love of her life, Fred Allyn who preceded her in death in 2001.
Evelyn was a member of the Presbyterian church in New Haven, was always very active in the school at New Haven, was past president of the PTA, loved basketball, but her 2 favorite things was visiting with her friends and most importantly her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, good mother, grandmother, and will be missed.
She is survived by, 2 sons, Bob (Melanie) Allyn of Carmi, C.H. (LeAnn) Allyn of Carmi and 1 daughter, Freddie Jean (Gary) King of Mt. Vernon, IN. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Amy (Richard) Weekly, Michael (Alisa) King, Steven (Angie) King, Bobby Allyn, Zach Allyn, 2 step grandchildren, Jason Organ and Sara (Gabe) Brame, 4 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother and a A½ brother.
Visitation for Evelyn will be on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Her funeral will be on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Mike Buckman will officiate and interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Presbyterain Church in New Haven in her memory. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
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