Evelyn Floris Gose, age 76, a resident of Portland, passed away November 11, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She’s a former resident of Indianapolis.
Evelyn was born on June 30, 1944, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of Elmer and Floris (Painter) Rowe. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis. Evelyn worked for J.B. Hunt, Nighthawk Commodities and Art to Remember in Indianapolis.
8 children: Herbert Howell, Jr.
Shirley Gruss (husband Dennis) – Portland
Rebecca Hudson (husband Waldo) – Portland
Beverly Phenis – Ridgeville, Indiana
Mary Emrick (husband Dennis) – Greenville, Ohio
Richard Howell (wife Malinda) – Union City, Ohio
Nathaniel Howell (wife Gayle) – Pendleton
Laura Johnson (husband James) – Dayton, Oregon
1 brother: Raymond Rowe, Sr. (wife Jane) – Texas
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-6 p.m. at The Family Worship Center, 200 E. Elder St., Portland, Indiana 47371. Services to celebrate Evelyn’s life will follow at 6 p.m. on Monday at the church. Pastor Ron Willis and Pastor Sonny Petty will conduct the services. Burial will follow at a later date in Lima Memorial Gardens in Lima, Ohio.
The family wishes in lieu of flowers that a tree in memory of Evelyn be planted in her memory, or donate to any cancer organization. Donations may also be directed towards A Better Way of Muncie.
A livestream of the service will be available on Family Worship Center’s Facebook page.
Arrangements entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.
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