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Evelyn Hostettler

Nov 6th, 1936 - May 20th, 2019

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home

Interment: Clay City Cemetery


   Beulah Evelyn Hostettler, age 82, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at the home of her son, Tony.

   She was born November 6, 1936, in Bridgeport, the daughter of William Elmer and Beulah Ellen (Keneipp) Hall.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth Harold Hostettler on June 1, 1954, at the United Methodist Church in Clay City and together they have shared 64 years of marriage.

   Evelyn embraced her family and grandchildren with a lifetime of love and care, and they brought her countless smiles and much happiness.  She enjoyed planting and tending to her flowers and abundant vegetable garden, and she was often taking time to make progress on her crocheting, quilting, and sewing projects.  She also welcomed the opportunity for a fishing outing or camping trip.  Evelyn retired after over 50 years of service to The Clay City Banking Company as a bookkeeper and in other roles.  She and Kenneth became members of Zif Baptist Church where she worked with the Missionary Group in the past, and they were formerly part of Hoosier Prairie Baptist Church.  She assisted with the bookkeeping and activities of the Clay City Fire Department and volunteered her time to help many others throughout the years.

   She is survived by her husband: Kenneth Hostettler of Clay City; 4 children: Tim (Kim) Hostettler of Clay City, Tracy Hostettler (Sheila Waller) of Clay City, Tony (Jan) Hostettler of Clay City, and Gwen Brown of Flora; 9 grandchildren: Amanda Hostettler (Matthew Monical) of Clay City, Cassandra (Greg) Scott of Altamont, Travis (Felicia) Hostettler of Flora, Eric (Stephanie) Hostettler of Clay City, Chelsea Brown (Brandon Miller) of Bridgeport, Ethan Brown of Sailor Springs, Corrinna (Blake) Eaker of Salem, Skyler DeVore of Clay City, and Tyler (Gabby) Fuentes of Vincennes, Indiana; 18 great-grandchildren plus one soon expected great-grandson; a brother: Gene Hall of Clay City; and extended family including in-laws and nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Kenneth Wayne Hostettler; a grandson: Steven Hostettler; a great-grandson: Kamden Blanchard; a brother: Phillip “Fish” Hall; and a sister-in-law: Mary Ruth Hall.

   A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Kelly Carruthers officiating.  Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Zif Baptist Church or the Clay City Fire Department and will be accepted through the funeral home.



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Pat Burt

May 20th

Remembering your family in prayer.

lois and carl workman

May 21st

so sorry for your loss prayers for all of the family

Paul & Regina Schnepper

May 21st

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences go out to the family.

Brad and DEBBIE Harris

May 21st

Our love and prayers go out to you, Kenny and all of the family and especially to our neighbor Ali. Evelyn was a wonder lady and worker in her church. May God Bless You and Hold You Close Brad and Debbie Harris

Tim VanDyke

May 21st

May our Father God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort & may you also find peace as heaven gains another saint.

Senna Lewis

May 21st

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Bill and Robin Atwood

May 21st

Our deepest condolences.

Troy & Sandy Thomas

May 21st

So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Will be missed by many people.

Pam Burgener

May 21st

So sorry to hear Gwen. Hugs my friend.

Carl&Paula Patridge

May 21st

We are so sorry for your loss.

Dale and Lois Stanley

May 21st

Kenny and family , we are so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. May God comfort you all at this time. Remembering you in prayer.

Kenneth and family

May 21st

I’m so sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing. She was a kind and pleasant person to be around. I shall keep you all in my prayers as you go through this time of grief and pray for God's grace to cover you. Your cousin, Linda

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

May 21st

Thoughts and prayers to you all. Praying God gives you strength and comfort in the many days ahead. Hugs to all

Dorothy Wyatt

May 21st

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family. Hopefully the tears you have now will turn to smiles at the memories she left you.

Ronald Pruitt and Family

May 21st

To the Family of Kenny and Evelyn , Our sincere condolences, what an awesome lady, her family has done so much for Clay City, I enjoyed playing ball with Tony , and working the oilfields. May God comfort you all in these days to come.

Virgil & Rosalyn Uphold

May 22nd

To the Family of Evelyn Hostetler. We have a prior commitment, so will not be able the be at the funeral home. We want to extend the condolences to the Family and wish you all the comfort possible, with the loss of Evelyn. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken and Terri Flexter-Lence

May 22nd

So sorry for your family's loss, prayers to you all..

Debra Blank

May 22nd

Prayers for family.

Donna Simmons Stanley

May 22nd

I am so sorry for loss.I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Roger Alan Hostettler

May 22nd

I mourn the loss of my cousin, but I rejoice that she is in heaven with others that have gone before.

Randall and Diane Gill

May 22nd

So sorry for your loss. Praying that you find comfort and peace at this difficult time.

David and Vicki Sledge

May 22nd

Sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

Jim and Susan Weiler

May 22nd

Kenny and family so sorry to here of your loss. Clay City has also lost a great lady. You are in our payers.

Roger & Deborah Hance

May 22nd

Craig and Stephanie Runyon

May 23rd

Are thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jennifer Brown

May 23rd

Prayers, love and hugs to the family. Evelyn was a very special lady to a lot of people. She will always be remembered.

Linda Lewis

May 23rd

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.💗

Jerry and Brenda Kling

May 23rd

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

Lisa Reardon

May 23rd

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Linda Waller

May 24th

Kim and Tim..I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for comfort for you and your family at this most difficult time.

Harvey & Sandra Cash

May 24th

So sorry for your loss.

Terry Igert

May 31st

Sending prayers for comfort and streangth!



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