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Evelyn Burress

GRANVILLE — Evelyn E. Burress, 93, of Granville passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Manor Court in Princeton.

Born Aug. 25, 1926, in Granville to Edwin and Nellie (Sparling) Wallin, she married James Burress July 29, 1946, in Manlius.

She graduated from Hopkins High School, and also attended Illinois Valley Community College. She was a clerk in admissions at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She also worked in numerous factories.

She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Granville Keys Club, Putnam County Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club and Hopkins Alumni.

Gramma Burress was the center of our family, and her home was the place where the family gathered for holidays, birthdays and celebrations. She always had her grandchildren's favorite treats whenever they would come after school or to visit.

Survivors include one son, Don (Nancy) Burress of Granville; two daughters, Carolyn (the late Pat) Shevokas of Granville and Diane (Robert) Prokup of Spring Valley; one sister, Geraldine (Don) Sickley of Streator; 11 grandchildren, Laurie Loger, Lisa Shevokas, Connie Donelson, Brian Burress, Damon Burress, Tracy Morris, Butch Gapinski, Dexter Brigham, Danny Prokup, Carly Prokup and Amy Cinotte; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was welcomed into heaven by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Marie Jeffrey and Vicky Bond; three brothers, Jerry, Perry and Kenny Wallin; one daughter, Donna Brigham; and one granddaughter, Amanda Gapinski.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville with the Rev. Karen Karczewski officiating. Burial will be in the Granville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to donor’s choice.

Pallbearers will be Brian Burress, Damon Burress, Butch Gapinski, Dexter Brigham, Danny Prokup and Timmy Shevokas.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dcfunerals.com.

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