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Evelyn Louise Chandler, 80, formerly of Madison, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home, on Oct. 15, 2016, in Zionsville, Indiana.
She was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Madison, the daughter of Floyd I. and Theresa E. (Deckelman) Brainard. She married the love of her life, Robert Chandler, on May 9, 1953. For many years Evelyn worked as a church secretary at the Church of Christ in Clear Lake City, Texas. They then retired to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and then moved to Zionsville.
Evelyn enjoyed stitchery, cooking, gardening and canning, and was an avid reader. She spent a lot of time with family, friends, and church. All who knew her loved her for her openness, genuineness, and her loving heart for all people.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Laurie Ann (Curtis) Nicks, Lisa Rene (Melvin) Prince; stepson, Jerry Dale (Deborah) Chandler; stepdaughter, Cleo Frances Phillips; daughter-in-law, Ann Chandler; grandchildren, Heather, Megan, Chandler, Taylor, Garrett, Garrison, Tim, Melanie, Karen, M'Kori (Mark), Michael (Jennifer); eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ivah Roberts and Florence New.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert, who passed from Alzheimer's in December 2013; son, Gary R. Chandler; step-son, Robert Omar Chandler; brother, Floyd Brainard; sister, Vurnis Schneider; and her parents.
A memorial service for Evelyn will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Interment will follow for both Robert and Evelyn at Perry Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Evelyn's name may be made to the South Boone Church of Christ, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Online obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com
Published on October 31, 2016
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