Evelyn Faye Hale, 81, of Lovington passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Lovington Christian Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the Lovington Christian Church. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery, Lovington. Arrangements are made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Memorials may be made to Christian Church Foundation, P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986.
Evelyn was born February 20, 1934, in Lovington, the 7th child of Lena H. (Bolsen) Hale and Alva Clinton Hale. Evelyn graduated from Lovington High School, obtained a B.A. degree at Eureka College in 1956, a M. A. degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in 1961, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Eureka College in 1993. Evelyn served on the Administrative staff at Christian Theological Seminary from 1956 until 1981. She then moved to Little Rock and served as Deputy Regional Minister of Christian Churches in Arkansas from 1981-1996. Upon retirement in 1996, Evelyn moved back to Lovington and was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church in Arthur.
Evelyn enjoyed writing, reading and travelling. Her travels included a tour to Ireland, Scotland, and England, a trip to Israel, and a History tour to China sponsored by the Division of Overseas Ministries.
Evelyn is survived by her brother-in-law, Robert Wildman, 22 nieces and nephews and their children.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred Hale and Lloyd Hale, sisters Edna Johnson, Louise Wildman, Ruth Wright Womer, Wilma Smith, nephews Michael Smith and Stephen Wright, and 3 great-nephews.
Evelyn’s family expresses their sincere appreciation to Dr. Khan, and to the entire staff at Fair Havens Christian Home.