Evaline Twombly 1944-2019
Evaline B. Twombly, 74, of Holton, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at Community Hospital Onaga.
She was born July 13, 1944, in Topeka, the youngest of 13 children to Charley Clyde and Louisa Eva (Adams) White. She grew up in Topeka and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1962.
On July 16, 1963, Evaline B. White was united in marriage to Alfred Eugene Twombly in Denison on Alfred’s family homestead. They shared 55 years of marriage.
In 1969 Evaline started working alongside her husband Alfred at the Holton Cemetery. She worked most of her life as a food dietician and was a supervisor at Merry Manor in Holton for more than 30 years. She also worked at the Coach House, Trails Café and the Valley Falls Health Care Center.
Evaline had many hobbies such as collecting angels, gardening, crossword puzzles, dominoes and solitaire, and her true love was racing her ’32 Ford Coupe in Powder Puff Racing in Topeka. Most of all, Evaline’s family was her heart and soul and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will miss her two favorite chihuahua dogs, Joey and Sugar Babe. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends, and her spirit will continue on in all of their lives forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings.
Evaline is survived by her husband Alfred of the home; her children, Franklin (Tracey) of Topeka, Leslie (Phyllis) of Holton, Allen (Remi) of Holton, Joseph (Cindy) of Holton, Barbara (Ted) of Netawaka and Dallas (Steve) of Denison; a sister, Ruth Cole of Topeka; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4 at Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evaline B. Twombly Memorial Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhome.com