Evelyn Mather

Evelyn Mather

Evelyn Mather


Evelyn Lucille Edaburn Engledow Mather of rural Vinton passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024 at her home just days following her 101st birthday.

Evelyn was born March 15, 1923 to John “Burl” Edaburn and Helen (Lunger) and later had stepmother Mabel (Jellison) Edaburn. S.H. Roy Mather and Evelyn were joined in marriage on August 1, 1949 after Evelyn’s first husband Raymond Engledow was KIA while serving in WWII.

Evelyn was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and many of their volunteer programs, she loved knitting, crocheting, mushroom hunting, fishing, writing, and working in her flower bed. She cherished time spent with family and friends, often challenging them to a game of skip-bo.

Evelyn navigated her long life with God as her guide, giving her the kindest heart and the ability to love genuinely. Evelyn is survived by her children: Ken (Carolyn) Engledow, Sharon (Joe) Evens, Bill (Marcie) Mather, Karen Stickley, Shirley Randall, daughter-in-law Linda Engledow, son-in-law Rick Miller and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother and her husbands, her siblings Stella Cottrell, Ruby Pritchett, Beulah Hamer, Mike Good, Virgina Edaburn, and her children Clarence Engledow, Ron Mather, Mary Miller, son-in-law Steven Randall, and grandchildren Michael Engledow, Doug Hartman and Derek and Michael Stickey.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 40th Street NE. Please use back main entrance.

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