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Evelyn Wagoner

July 30, 1920 — April 30, 2020

Evelyn M. (Marks) Wagoner Hawkins, age 99, of Columbia City, IN passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Miller's at Oak Pointe. Born July 30, 1920 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Lewis W. and Luella (Hodson) Marks.

She graduated from Roanoke High School with the Class of 1938. Evelyn worked at both Coil Engineering and G.E. for 18 years, and the Fort Wayne Grand Wayne Center for 15 years. On November 10, 1938, she married Carl K.Wagoner. She was a member of the Saturn Christian Church, Elex Club from G.E. and PenEl Retirement Group. Evelyn liked playing cards and would get together with friends to play Hand and Foot. She also enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines, camping, going on bus trips with her friends from G.E. and the nursing home. She also loved her flowers and doing crafts.

Evelyn was survived by her children, Edward (Marcia) Wagoner of Middlebury, Myron (Sandra) Wagoner of Fort Wayne and daughter, Sandra (Larry) Rumsyre of Columbia City; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 13 3/4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl Wagoner; sons Phillip and Paul Wagoner; sisters, Gladys White, Marjorie Williams and Bertha Bigelow; and daughter-in-law, Rosa Wagoner.

Although Evelyn deserved so much more, due to the social distancing requirements in place, family and friends may pay their final respects to Evelyn and her family by a drive through viewing under the portico at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 10 until 11 am. All people paying their respects are asked to remain in their cars at all times while in line in the funeral home parking lot. Guest are also welcome to listen to her funeral service from their cars in the funeral home parking lot. Please visit to sign her "Tributes" page in place of signing a guest book or to leave her family online condolences, and view her funeral service after it has taken place.

A private funeral for her immediate family will be held and she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Jefferson Township (Sand Bank) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Evelyn's honor the Special Olympics. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date.

Please select the link below to view Evelyn's funeral service. Thank you.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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