Monday, May 14th, 2012
Eva M. McCormick, 91, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of rural Avilla, passed away at 4:05 a. m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City shortly after admission. Although she had been in failing health, her death was unexpected.
Mrs. McCormick was a native of West Virginia and was born May 1, 1921, a daughter of James Emitt and Mabel (Sloan) Smith. On November 27, 1939 she was married to Clarence G. McCormick, Sr. The couple lived in West Virginia for a period before moving to Fort Wayne in 1962. In 1972 they moved to Noble County near Avilla where they spent much of their adult lives. She had moved into Churubusco in 2008.
Mr. McCormick preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.
The surviving relatives include two sons Clarence (Charlotte) McCormick, Jr. of Avilla and Jerry (Janette) McCormick of Churubusco; seven daughters Eva Jean (Emery) Burgess of Columbia City, Gloria Foust of Roanoke, Carol Sue (Jerry) Gibson of Columbia City, Judy Stopher and Linda McCormick, both of Fort Wayne, Pansy (Stanley) McCoy of Churubusco, and Alice Fae (Tom) Jennings of Mount Pleasant, Tenn; and a brother Estel Smith of Oak Hill, West Virg. There are 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Jimmy B. McCormick on May 24, 1993; by seven brothers; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Paul D. White, pastor of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Friday afternoon.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Jodie Coil for Ashlynn Coil (Retts Syndrome).
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