Evelyn Stewart
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Evelyn Beneen Burnham Stewart, 91, passed away and went to be with her Lord at her daughter’s home in Perris, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

Funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. David Wright officiating.

Burial will follow at Boaz Anderson Cemetery in Karnak.

Evelyn was born in Massac County to Virgie and Ben Burnham. She had six sisters and two brothers. Evelyn was a member of Joppa Baptist Church and later moved to Metropolis where she joined membership to Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. She was the oldest of nine children. They are: Thelma McNichols, Kenneth Burnham and wife Delores, Gerald Burnham and wife Sue, Lena Henderson and husband Roy, Averil Croft, Ellen Croft and husband Lindolph, Vera Burnham and Arvella Andrews.

She married Harry Stewart on March 10, 1936. To this union was born five children: Joan, Donald Raymond, Robert David, Sandra Sue and Brenda Kay.

Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Joan Dry and husband Bill, Sandra McLaughlin and Brenda Kirckpatrick and husband Carroll “Pat,” four sisters; two brothers; 13 grandchildren; 51 great- and great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law that she loved dearly, Irene Sommer and Mary Hempler; and a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Robert Stewart and Donald Stewart; her parents; two sisters, Averil Croft and Arvella Andrews; and one son-in-law, Neil McLaughlin.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday at funeral home.
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