Evelyn Floris Gose

June 30, 1944 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 76)



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. 

                Survivors include:

                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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November 16, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Family Worship Center
200 E. Elder St.
Portland, Indiana 47371

Funeral Service
November 16, 2020

6:00 PM
The Family Worship Center
200 E. Elder St.
Portland, Indiana 47371

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