Obituary for Evelyn (Spruill) Reynolds Festerling

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Evelyn (Spruill) Reynolds Festerling

November 4, 1920 - August 3, 2013

Evelyn (Spruill) Reynolds – Festerling passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 4, 2013, at the age of 92 at the Franklin United Methodist Community. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Columbus, Mississippi.

Evelyn was born November 4, 1920, in Ethelsville, AL to the late John Harvey and Lela Iuna (Shelton) Spruill. She was a 1937 graduate of Ethelsville High School and went on to marry James Reynolds on December 28, 1937 in Columbus, MS. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1973 after 35 loving years.

She is survived by her children: Barbara (David) Null of Dyer, James M. (Doris) Reynolds of Morgantown & Jerry (Madeline) Reynolds of Bismarck, AR; and one brother: J.H. (Lois) Spruill of Columbus, MS. Evelyn will be remembered by her seven grandchildren: Don Reynolds, Deborah Fitch, Malinda Sauer, Todd Reynolds, Kevin Null, Donna Hall & Lisa Brady; and thirteen Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her siblings: Annie Blackburn, Celeste Jones, Murray, Morris & Louie Spruill; and a grandson: David Wayne Null.

Evelyn retired in 1977 from the LaGrange Memorial Hospital in LaGrange, IL as a Ward Clerk after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Columbus, MS where she was a former Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed traveling with her church going to music concerts. Evelyn also enjoyed reading her Bible, spending time with her family and was known for her excellent cooking and baking.

The Rev. Chris Page will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, IL on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Evelyn to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Reynolds family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 4, 1920
Died: August 3, 2013

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