Mrs. McEvers had worked in food and nutrition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital before retirement. She was a faithful servant and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, and also Bethany Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, IL. Elise was an avid reader and enjoyed baking. She was very crafty and loved to crochet.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Buddy R. McEvers, whom she married on April 5, 1953, and who died on August 20, 2005; her oldest grandson, William Duffield; three sisters, Dorothy Giess, Marguerite Waldner, and Ethel Wegener; a son-in-law, Craig Duffield; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda McEvers.
Surviving are three daughters, Jean Elaine Duffield of Ridgeway, PA, Kathy Sue (Michael) Janik of Elizabethton, TN, Elissa Kay (Retired Sgt. James) Thomas of Clarkston, MI; a son, Kelly Edward McEvers of Collinsville, IL; 13 grandchildren, Matt Duffield, Elaine Duffield, Katrina Duffield, Sophia Duffield, Anthony Duffield, Patrick Duffield, Nicholas Duffield, Kris Janik, Kirsten Borger, Nico Janik, Kendra Wall, Drew Thomas, and Jason Thomas; numerous great-grandchildren; three nieces Sue Henderson, Elaine Muskopf, and Nina Wegener; and a nephew, Tom Wegener.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Comfort Dog Ministry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. William Engfehr officiating.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.