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Evelyn Pinnell Obituary (1921 – 2021) – Charleston, IL

Evelyn Marie (Goble) Pinnell

November 22, 1921 – October 23, 2021

CHARLESTON – Evelyn Pinnell, 99, of Charleston, passed away at 9:07 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Villas of Hollybrook in Charleston, Illinois. Evelyn was a former resident of the Kansas and Ashmore, Illinois areas. Evelyn was born on November 22, 1921 in Edgar County, Illinois, to Edwin and Lillian (Honnold) Goble. She was married to Wayne Pinnell on December 7, 1941, in her parents’ home. Wayne preceded her in death in 2009 after 67 years of marriage.

She leaves behind a daughter, Diana (Jim) Slager of San Jose, CA; a son Jerry (Donna) Pinnell of Charleston, Illinois; five grandchildren: Steve (Joetta) Pinnell from Kansas, Illinois, Matt Davis from Kansas, Illinois, Jason (Priscilla) Pinnell from Verona, Wisconsin, Jarod (Ashley) Pinnell from Dewey, Illinois, and Justin Pinnell from Champaign, Illinois; two granddaughters: Tiffany (Chris) Larson of San Jose, Calif. and Deb Davis of Springfield, Illinois; five great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, a son, Stephen C. Pinnell, preceded her in death; and brothers: Ervin Goble, Lloyd Goble and two little brothers.

Evelyn was a housewife and a hardworking farm woman. Since she was devoted to her family, she has always been interested in the activities and schooling of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn was a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and also of the Fighting trainee. She was a member of the Kansas Methodist Church and the Ashmore Home Bureau.

For those who wish, the family suggests building memorials for the Lincolnland Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Services to celebrate their lives will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home under the direction of Reverend Phil Tribby. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in rural Kansas. The tour will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Published by Journal Gazette & Times-Courier on October 26, 2021.

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