Evelyn Cowden Thompson, 95 of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Kindred Southwood Transitional Care. She was born in Sullivan, on Dec. 5, 1921, to Ezra Cowden and Lena Harlow Cowden. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Thompson; and a daughter, Patricia Pemberton.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Reed, Sharon Gritten, Rebecca Stevens, and Deborah Thompson; as well as 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn had previously attended United Brethren Church and was a member of Harding Avenue Methodist Church, where she played the piano. She was a homemaker and enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren, loved cats, and her church was her life.
Graveside services will be at Grandview Cemetery on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 12 noon, with the Rev. Bill Henry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave.
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Published on June 5, 2017