Evelyn L. "Ev" Friesen, 101, of Inman passed away at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 peacefully, at Pleasant View Home.
Evelyn was born in Hillsboro on Aug. 13, 1915, a daughter of Elizabeth (Klein) and John L. Loewen.
Evelyn attended and graduated from Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro. She attended Sterling College in Sterling, where she received her teaching certificate.
She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ Inman.
Evelyn was an elementary school teacher (first through eighth grade) in a one-room schoolhouse at South Inman Elementary School in Inman, for five years, she was a homemaker, an Avon lady, sold advertising and wrote for the Inman Review, and worked as a postal worker for the Inman Post Office for 20 years prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters, the Inman Senior Citizens, Phidelis Club, Blue Bird Club, Home Demonstration Unit, founding member of the Inman Summer Recreation Program, and was a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed painting, flower arranging, and gardening.
Evelyn L. Loewen was united in marriage to L. Walter "Butter" Friesen on June 10, 1939 at Hillsboro. He died on Jan. 25, 1991.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann Buzenberg of Durham, North Carolina and Patricia "Pat" Friesen and her husband Chuck Jasper, of Leawood; her sister, Elvina Ediger of Cameron Park, California; three grandchildren, Ben Jasper and his wife Jihyea of New York, Lynn Godfrin and her husband Peter of Boston, and Robbie Buzenberg of Durham, North Carolina; her two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Godfrin and Luke Godfrin; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter "Butter" Friesen; two sisters, Linda Loewen and Malinda Frank; and her two brothers, Elvie and Wesley Loewen.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the North Inman Cemetery, Inman, with Pastor Dennis Ureche officiating.
The memorial service will be held at Pleasant View Home Chapel, Inman, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 with Pastor Dennis Ureche officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ or Inman Public Library, in memory of Evelyn, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.