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Evelyn E. Burress

August 25, 1926 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 93)

Evelyn E. Burress, 93, of Granville passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Manor Court in Princeton.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.  Rev. Karen Karczewski will officiate.  Burial will be in Granville  Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

Evelyn was born on August 25, 1926 in Granville to Edwin and Nellie (Sparling) Wallin. She married James Burress on July 29, 1946 in Manlius.

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

Evelyn was a member of V.F.W. 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.

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.

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