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Evelyn Aiken Obituary
Evelyn Heath Aiken

Greenville

Evelyn Heath Aiken, 93, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2014 with her husband of 68 years, Ed Aiken, by her side.

Born in Greenville, January 22, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Annie Campbell Heath.

Mrs. Aiken was a member of Sans Souci Baptist Church where she taught in the children's Sunday school ministry for 45 years. Evelyn was passionate about helping children to know Jesus. She was also active in the Women's Missionary Union, the Master Life Bible program, and also served on many committees and various community associations. She so loved her home and gardening and was a magnificent decorator. The greatest joy in her life was her family.

In addition to her loving husband she is survived by, daughters, Nancy Shaughnessy and husband Patrick of Dallas, TX and Jayne Schwetje of Alexandria, VA; grandsons, Matt Shaughnessy of Omaha, NE and Colin and Hunter Shaughnessy of Dallas, TX; and sister Hazel Moore of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by, sisters, Bonnie Simmons, Ruth Ashmore, and Augaline Sines.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel. A private burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, West.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rolling Green Village, 1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville, SC 29615.

The family would like to thank the staff of Rolling Green Village, Amanda Surls, Tomi Jo Billups, Shannon Wood, Linda Schuler, Dorrine Dubois and Liz Ford for the love and care given to Evelyn while residing there during the past three years.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.



Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 6, 2014
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