Evelyn loved life! She was always up for fun and adventure and couldn’t wait to try new things.
She was born on July 30, 1937, almost 2 months premature and loved to tell how her parents, Glenn & Lavetta Richmond, who lived in a remodeled chicken coop, made a crib in the top dresser drawer to keep her in at night. She grew up “Out Lincoln Hill” and then moved to Washington, PA as a teen.
She has 2 younger sisters, Louise & Glenda, and the stories of mischief are long and well told. She graduated from “Wash High” and set off for Bob Jones University to study for a job in children’s ministries.
While working her way through college she met and fell in love with Warren Harris, a Bible major there. Married on August 22, 1959 they set up married life in an 8 x 20 travel trailer that she donned “the little doll house” and made a happy start to 60 years together. During those years she dedicated her life to being a Baptist Home Missionary with Warren and spent her efforts developing programs and materials for work with children or women.
She was deeply involved in the work of the churches she and Warren had in nine different states, and loved singing and putting on special events. Evelyn was an enthusiastic and loving mom to 4 children, Warren Jr., Charlene, Lynn & Glenn, and spent their childhoods making fun and laughter and memories galore. She also made many years of matching pajamas, well documented in the albums and scrapbooks she enjoyed making! She helped earn money for her family by working as a seamstress, or by running small gift shop type businesses in the towns in which the family lived.
No matter what though, she always had dinner on the table by 5:30 pm every night, and spent time in the evening with her children going on walks, playing games, or watching movies.
Evelyn had 2 great wishes in life, to be a grandmother, which she was able to achieve through the birth of her 6 grandchildren: Parker, Alex, David, Tigerlily, Brody & Keenan, and her second wish is now able to be recognized, conducting the Heavenly Choir with God’s permission.
She never thought her life would end, but she had no fear that if it did, she would be reunited with those she loved. Evelyn passed peacefully, surrounded by her legacy of love and laughter on March 5, 2023. She will be missed by us all forever. We love you, Mom! And we’ll see you again.
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